Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

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Subject description: This research assistant position is part of an international and interdisciplinary research project JUSTEMOTIONS; The Construction of Objectivity: An international perspective on the emotive-cognitive process of judicial decision-making. The project is financed by the European Research Council (ERC). The research assistant will collect data at state courts and prosecution offices of different levels (lower, appeal). Travel costs are covered by the project. The position is part-time and includes benefits through Uppsala University (see link at bottom of this page about working for Uppsala University).

For more information about the project see: http://www.soc.uu.se/forskning/justemotions/ 

Work duties: The main duties involved in a research assistant position is to collect data. The fieldwork includes securing access and doing fieldwork in courts and prosecution offices in a major city in the US (the project already has key contacts in the field):

  • court observations of criminal hearings
  • conducting interviews with legal professionals
  • shadowing prosecutors and judges
  • day-to-day management of the Project
  • communicating with a range of professionals at different levels
  • transcription and coding of interviews, fieldnotes and documentary sources (using the Software NVivo)

Requirements: For employment as research assistant, the applicant should have an MA exam within Sociology or Anthropology or other for the position relevant fields.

The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant's ability to conduct fieldwork employing ethnographic methods. The applicant shall have documented knowledge in the relevant field of research (sociology of emotions and/or socio-legal studies). Evidence of excellent written and oral English (native ability) as well as experience of doing research or working in law courts/prosecution offices, particularly in the USA. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the JUSTEMOTIONS research project.

The application must include:

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degrees, publications, language skills
  • An attested copy of your MA degree.
  • One text that illustrates your abilities (article, course paper etc.)
  • List of two reference persons with contact details

Salary: Individual pay.

Starting date: 2020-05-01 or as agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for 5-7 months.

Working hours: 40-70% (part-time).

For further information about the position, please contact Principal Investigator, Associate Professor Stina Bergman Blix, +46(0)18-471 5089, stina.bergmanblix@soc.uu

Please submit your application by 2nd of april 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1055.

You will find information about working at Uppsala University at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2020-05-01 eller enligt överenskommelse.
Salary individuell lönesättning
Number of positions 1
Working hours 40-70%
City USA
Country United States
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/1055
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 19.Mar.2020
Last application date 02.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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