1-2 researchers at the Swedish Institute for North American
Sort on published: 2018-02-28
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
Uppsala University invites candidates for the following positions at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS).
1-2 researchers at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies 50 % of full time, between 1 September 2018 and 28 February 2019.
SINAS is an interdisciplinary institute for research in North American Studies, especially the United States. The institute is a section within the Department of English, which includes research and teaching in American literature. Each year, SINAS also hosts a Distinguished Fulbright Professor of American Studies through the Swedish Fulbright Commission.
We study American society, history, and culture from broad perspectives in the humanities and social sciences. Our current research profile focuses on trans-Atlantic and inter-American studies. See www.engelska.uu.se/sinas-en/research/ for a more detailed presentation.
Job duties: The job duties primarily include research, which should result in an application for external research funding by the end of the employment. The research project will be placed at SINAS and should be linked to the SINAS profile areas. The project may include researchers from different disciplines.
Some research administrative duties may also be included. Successful applicants are expected to take an active part in the activities at SINAS, contribute to the development of its research, and to be a part of the larger community in the Department of English.
Job qualifications: A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required to be employed as a researcher. We are looking for researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds who have an interest in the research environment at SINAS.
Assessment criteria: In selecting among eligible applicants, emphasis will be placed on research, especially on the ability to initiate and carry out research that is relevant to the SINAS research profile. The proposed research project will be of great significance, and special attention will be paid to a documented ability of cooperation.
In recruiting for this position, Uppsala University will primarily consider the applicant who in the overall assessment of competence and expertise is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties within the position as well as contribute to a positive development of SINAS’ activities.
The application should include a short CV, project plan (2-3 pages), a statement on why the applicant wishes to do research at SINAS, the three most important publications and other materials that the applicant wishes to include. Interviews may be used and the applicant should submit a list of reference persons who can speak to the applicant’s suitability for the position.
The application should be submitted electronically through the Uppsala University on-line recruitment portal Varbi. Three copies of non-electronic publications should be sent to Engelska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala. The package should be marked dnr UFV-PA 2018/575.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 1 September 2018.
Type of position: Temporary part-time position (50%) ending 28 February 2019.
For further information about the position please contact
the director of the Swedish Institute for North American Studies, professor Dag Blanck, phone 018-471 22 08 /070 148 02 17, e-mail Dag.Blanck@engelska.uu.se.
Please submit your application by 31 March 2018, UFV-PA 2018/575.
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Placement: Department of English
Type of employment: Part-time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 50%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/575
Last application date: 2018-03-31