Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences

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We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher (2 years) with a focus on prejudice. The position can be placed in the department of psychology or sociology according to the candidate’s preference.

The Faculty of Social Sciences hosts undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Research within the department covers a variety of areas, where one of the prominent fields is research on prejudice.

The postdoctoral project focuses on research questions relating to the following themes:

  • Development of prejudice in adolescence
  • The role of social contexts in youth intergroup relations (attitudes, behaviors).

The project is quantitative and based on an existing longitudinal database. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and carrying out research in collaboration with the research leader for this project. The postdoctoral position is for a 24-month period.

In order to be qualified for the position, the person must have achieved a doctoral degree in Psychology, Sociology or other relevant discipline . A precondition is that the applicant has not previously been employed as a Postdoc at Umeå University for more than a year within the same or equivalent discipline. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this time period may be taken into consideration if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade union organizations or similar circumstances.

The main assessment criteria for the appointment are documented research skills and academic track record. Applicants must be able to analyse longitudinal data and speak and write English fluently. The person appointed is to carry out the job on location in Umeå, and is expected to participate in common departmental activities.

Application should contain:

  • a complete CV, including list of publications
  • the applicant's maximum of three representative publications

The employment starts as soon as possible or as agreed. Applications are accepted via system Varbi latest 2018-11-22.

Further information on the position and data is given by the project leader Marta Miklikowska, PhD, Researcher, Umeå University,

For more information about the departments; and

We look forward to receiving your application! 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1755-18
  • Marta Miklikowska, PhD, Researcher/Project leader,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 29.Oct.2018
Last application date 22.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

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