Uppsala University, Department of History

The Hugo Valentin Centre (HVC) is an interdisciplinary unit at the Department of History, Uppsala University, with a focus on research and education in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies. The field includes research on Holocaust history and historiography, comparative analyses of genocide and other grave violations of human rights, as well as research on the effect of mass violence on individuals and society. Research is conducted in a markedly interdisciplinary research environment that brings together researchers with a background in history and philosophy, language studies and social sciences.

This announcement concerns a three-year position in Holocaust and genocide studies.

A postdoctoral fellow’s duties consist mainly of research, but also some administration and the task of applying for external research funding in the field concerned. The position requires continuous attendance at the Centre, active participation in seminars, on-going presentation of the fellow’s research and, where necessary, some teaching and supervision of students or other tasks corresponding to up to 20% of the position.

To qualify for an employment as a postdoctoral fellow you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences, but also the personal qualification necessary for the position. The degree must be completed no later than at the time when the employment decision is made. Those who have graduated no more than three years ago should be prioritized for the position. The deadline for submitting the application is used as a starting point when calculating the period of three years. If there are special reasons, such a degree may have been taken earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Excellent skills in both oral and written English are required for the position.

The application must contain the following items:

  • A curriculum vitae and attested copies of certificates and other documents referred to in the application.
  • A list of up to five academic works (including the dissertation either in published or manuscript form) cited in the application. The publications should be uploaded as pdfs and rank-ordered according to their relevance for the application.

An up to five pages long project proposal must be enclosed with the application. It should contain a clear aim description of aims, an account of how the project contributes to the international state of the art in the field; a discussion regarding method; and a precise schedule for project implementation. It should also be clearly stated how the proposed project may contribute to the renewal and development of the research environment at the HVC. 

The application will be assessed by the scientific quality of the project proposal, and the applicant's qualifications. Projects with a social science focus are meritorious for this position.

In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 3 years according to central collective agreement. Full time position. Starting date 1 august or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: director Roland Kostić on phone +46-(0)18-471 5731, or email director@valentin.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 31 may 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1214.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 augusti 2024
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1214
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 12.Apr.2024
Last application date 31.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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