Postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Urban Research, at least two, Malmö universitet
About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are our highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally. Postdoctoral research will take place in line with Malmö University’s vision, core values and objectives (Malmö University Strategy)
About the Institute for Urban Research
The Institute for Urban Research is a newly established (2018) university-wide research centre that brings together all urban research at Malmö University. The IUR is the first institute for urban research in the Oresound region – the region with one of the highest urban growth rates in Europe.
It seeks to consolidate urban research at Malmö University and make Malmö University grow into one of the most prominent places for urban research in Sweden, Scandinavia and Europe. The IUR aims at shaping a collective identity for urban research at Malmö University and creating a research body that adds quality to our research activities. It seeks to create a research infrastructure that clearly meets the research priorities of both the Swedish government and the European Union. The IUR is open to all urban research but has a specific focus on urban renewal and housing, urban economics, mobilities, urban ecology, urban economics, migration and social sustainability.
Our website is currently under development and will appear on www.mau.se when it is ready.
About the postdoctoral positions
The postdoc positions are for 2 years and will mainly involve research within the field of urban research. The postdocs will be involved in all aspects of the research process, including project planning, research design, empirical analysis, presentation of findings at conferences, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to leading peer-reviewed journals. The postdocs will spend up to 20 percent of their time on management and administration of the Institute for Urban Research. The postdocs will also actively participate in the activities of the Institute for Urban Research such as seminars and workshops.
Candidates should have obtained a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of urban studies or any related field (for example geography, planning, political science, sociology, economics, architecture, history, design and other related disciplines). The PhD should be completed no more than three years before the last date for application.
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended to be an initial career step, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.
These are the assessment criteria:
• Quality of the research proposal (originality, feasibility, outcomes)
• Experience with research grant applications
• Good ability to develop and conduct high quality research within the field of urban studies including
o Ability to work independently
o Ability to display rigour in problem formulations and research plans
o Theoretical and methodological maturity
• Excellent communication skills in English in both speech and writing
• Proven ability to co-operate with colleagues in other disciplines
For Malmö University: Guy Baeten, Director of the Institute for Urban Research, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerstin Sandell, Head of Department of Urban Studies, Kerstin.email@example.com.
For general employment and procedural questions, contact Anne Olsson, Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org
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You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök”. You have the responsibility that your application is complete and your application must be received no later than 3 December 2018.
The application consists of the following elements:
1. Personal letter with motivation
2. CV including contact information for two reference persons
3. List of publications relevant for the employment
4. A research plan (max 5 pages). The research plan should preferably cover purpose and aim, research questions, account of methodological approach and data as well as theoretical framework.
5. Grades and certificates
6. Main publications (max five including the PhD thesis)
If the application includes physical material, send three identical sets of the supplementary physical material by mail, marked with the right reference number REK 2.2.1-2018/233 to the HR-department, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö. If the physical material weighs more than 2 kg use the following address: HR-department, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with the right reference number.
The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years.
At Malmö University, individual salary negotiations apply.
Malmö University is a workplace characterised by an open and inclusive approach where equal treatment adds value to our activities.
Starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement
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