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 disciplines ethnology, journalism, art history and visual studies, cultural analysis, literary studies, media and communication studies and museology. The department has about 60 employees and the unique combination of disciplines makes it a creative milieu for research meetings and collaboration between art, culture, media and literature. For more information, visit

The department of Culture and Media Studies is looking for a postdoctoral fellow in Media and Communication Studies.

Qualifications and evaluation criteria
A person who has been awarded a doctorate in Media and Communication Studies or the equivalent or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate qualifies for employment as a postdoctoral fellow. A precondition is that the applicant has not previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow 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. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade union organizations or similar circumstances.

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

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 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 copies of relevant degree certificates (diploma, date of thesis defense, current and previous positions, grants, awards, research collaborations)
• Five publications that applicant wishes to be evaluated
• Contact information of at least two reference persons

You apply through our e-recruitment system Varbi no later than 2020-03-12.

Further information
The postdoctoral position consists of two-year full-time research, and active participation in the discipline´s research activities. Teaching may be included up to 20 % of a full time position.

The starting date of the employment is 2020-08-01 unless otherwise agreed. The position is placed in Umeå and presence on-site in Umeå to a high degree is required.

For more information about the position, contact Head of Department, Karin Ljuslinder, +46 90-786 79 48,

We look forward to your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 20200801 unless otherwise agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-149-20
  • Karin Ljuslinder, Head of Department +4690-7867948, +4670-6904044,
Union representative
  • SACO, +4690-786 53 65
  • SEKO, +4690-786 52 96
  • ST, +4690-786 54 31
Published 20.Feb.2020
Last application date 20.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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