Uppsala University, Department of Government

Do you want to research natural hazard events and their impact on climate policy and sustainable development, supported by competent and friendly colleagues in an international environment? Are you looking for an employer that invests in employee development and offers favorable working conditions? You are welcome to apply for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Political Science at Uppsala University.

The Department of Government have been conducting research and educating students for nearly 400 years. Today the department provides a vibrant and internationally successful research and teaching environment. With around 50 faculty members and 40 PhD-students, the department is recognized as one of the leading political science departments in the Nordic countries. The department’s faculty consists of teachers and researchers covering all the major fields of political science. More information is available on our website: www.statsvet.uu.se.

The position is located within the research project “Enabling climate-resilient development: How disasters can act as a pathway to a safer and more sustainable world”, with funding from the Marcus and Marianne Wallenberg Foundation and the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS). We study whether and how disaster events alter countries’ policies for climate mitigation, adaptation, and sustainable development. The candidate will conduct research (80%) within the project, including data preparation, statistical analyses and co-authoring scientific articles. The candidate is expected to participate in the activities of CNDS, primarily research seminars.

PhD in political science, economics, or another subject that the employer deems relevant. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the two-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

The candidate must have solid experience in quantitative methods and good skills in statistical analysis software such as R, and text mining tools such as Python. Experience from conducting empirical research in public policy, environmental politics, international relations, disaster science, and/or any related area is a strong merit. As the research is conducted in an international environment and scientific articles will be written in English, the ability to communicate in English (spoken and written) at a high level is an absolute requirement. Since the position includes 20% teaching, the postdoctoral fellow must also be able to teach political science and supervise degree thesis work. Teaching experience is a requirement.

The application should entail the following documentation:

  • CV
  • Doctoral dissertation
  • One manuscript/publication relevant to the call.
  • Brief personal letter
  • Brief description of the candidate’s pedagogical competence and teaching experience.
  • Contact information for two references.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position for two years according to central collective agreement with possibility to be extended. The scope of the employment is 100% (80% research and 20% teaching). The earliest starting date is November 1, 2023, or by agreement. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Daniel Nohrstedt, +46-18-4713447, daniel.nohrstedt@statsvet.uu.se or Professor Charles Parker, charles.parker@statsvet.uu.se

Please submit your application by October 12, 2023, UFV-PA 2023/3365.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-11-01 or as agreed
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/3365
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 13.Sep.2023
Last application date 12.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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