Umeå University, Faculty of Arts

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The department of Culture and Media Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts at Umeå University, and has a broad educational and research field within the diciplines ethnology, cultural analysis, literary studies, the teaching of literature, media-and communication studies and museology. The department has about 60 employees and the unique combination of disciplines makes the department a creative milieu with an intersection of culture, literature and media.

The department of Culture and Media Studies is looking for a postdoc in either media and communication studies, ethnology, museology or literary studies with focus on cultural and democratization processes.

Qualifications and evaluation criteria
A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate shall be qualified for employment as a postdoctoral researcher. For this position a doctoral degree in ethnology, media- and communication studies, museology, or literary studies, or the equivalent of a foreign degree, is required. 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. The degree must be completed no more than three years before the closing date of the application unless special circumstances exist (e.g. parental or sick leave).

The research qualifications are the primary basis for the assessment of candidates. The ranking of the candidates is based on the research qualifications and the relevance and quality of the research plan.

Good skills in Swedish or other Scandinavian language, is a request for applicants in literary studies.

A general assessment criterion is good ability to work with others, as well as the competence and suitability required in order to carry out the work duties successfully.

The postdoc position consists of two-year full time research, and active participation in the discipline’s research activities. Some teaching may also be included in the work duties.

The starting date of the employment is 2019-08-01 unless otherwise agreed.

The position is placed in Umeå and high personal attendance at the department is a requirement.

The application written in Swedish or English must include:
• A letter of interest that states the candidate's motivation for applying for the current position and his/her qualifications
• CV (with complete publication list)
• Project description (maximum five pages)
• Validated copy of degree certificate
• Five publications that applicant wishes to be evaluated
• Contact information of at least two reference persons

You apply through our e-recruitment system. Applications should be sent no later than April 5th 2019.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 190801 unless otherwise agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-422-19
  • Karin Ljuslinder, Head of Deparment, +46 90-786 79 48
Union representative
  • SACO, +46 90-786 53 65
  • SEKO, +46 90-786 52 96
  • ST, +46 90-786 54 31
Published 15.Mar.2019
Last application date 05.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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