2-4 five month research fellowships in the Engaging Vulnerability program
Sort on published: 2017-12-04
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 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
Engaging Vulnerability (EV) is a multidisciplinary research program funded for ten years (2015-2025) by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) with support from the Vice-Chancellor’s strategic funds and the Faculty of Arts at Uppsala University. The goal of the program is to conduct empirical research and develop theoretical perspectives that engage vulnerability as a productive resource rather than as a lack or privation. Currently, research within the program is being carried out in the disciplines of anthropology, comparative literature, design studies, ethnology, media and communication, musicology, philosophy, and rhetoric. A description of the program and its activities can be found on http://www.engagingvulnerability.se
The program is now seeking 2-4 researchers, 100% per position, from September 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019. Successful applicants are expected to use their residency in the program to write a research project application that will be submitted to the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and/or the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jubileumfond) for their spring term 2019 call for proposals.
Duties include writing a research project application that will be submitted to the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and/or the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jubileumfond) for their spring term 2019 call for proposals.The candidate is encouraged to apply for relevant funding from other sources as well. If the applicant is successful in securing financing, the project will be placed in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, which is the department that administers the EV research program. Note that this placement is purely administrative; it does not imply that the research must be in or connected to the disciplines of anthropology or ethnology. Successful applicants are also expected to participate actively in the program’s seminars and activities, be a resource for the program's graduate students, and contribute to the development of a vibrant research environment. Therefore, successful applicants are required to be in attendance at EV at least 3 days per week throughout the course of the Fellowship.
Assessment of the applications will be based primarily on the candidate's ability to conduct creative research of significant relevance to the EV program. For the purpose of evaluation, emphasis will be placed on (1) the relevance of the proposed project to the EV program; (2) the quality and relevance of published scholarly work; and (3) previous demonstrated ability to secure grant funding. The research field is open, and may be in the humanities, social sciences and/or the natural sciences. Research can focus on people, animals, the environment and/or it can be about phenomena or theoretical perspectives that extend and deepen the way we might think about vulnerability in new ways. The position requires the ability to work independently, good interpersonal skills, the ability to formulate research questions in a way that arouses international interest, the ability to publish in relevant scholarly forums, and the ability to convey research questions and results to a wide audience. Applicants must have defended their dissertations and have a PhD in hand by the date of application. We welcome applications from scholars at all stages of their careers.
Application procedure: Complete applications must be submitted electronically and contain the following:
- Brief cover letter motivating the reasons for the application. Please include a salary request.
- Research plan and its relation to the EV program (max 2,500 words).
- No more than two (2) scholarly works (of which at least one should be a monograph or a compilation thesis).
- Names and contact details of two referees.
Pay: Individual salaries.
Starting: 2018-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position, longer than 6 months.
Pay: Individual salaries.
Working hours: 100% per position.
Information about the position is available from: The research coordinator for the Engaging Vulnerability program, Mats Hyvönen (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also contact the program director, professor Don Kulick, (email@example.com) and/or the chair of the Department of Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Charlotta Widmark (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to receiving your application by January 3 2018, UFV-PA 2017/4406.
The position will be based in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, which is the department that administers the research program.
In the event of any discrepancy between the English and the Swedish version of this advertisement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Individual salaries
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100% per position
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 2017/4406
Last application date: 2018-01-03