Researcher in political science focusing on environmental policy and disaster risk reduction, Department of Government
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Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Government at Uppsala University provides a vibrant and internationally successful research environment. With approximately 60 faculty members and 40 PhD-students, we are recognized as one of the leading political science departments in the Nordic region.
The Department of Government at Uppsala University has an open position for a researcher within the theme ‘environmental policy and disaster risk reduction’. The terms of the employment include 80% research, 20% teaching, and full-time employment for 6 months with a starting date of 1 January 2022.
Duties: The majority of the position (80%) involves research and research-related tasks focusing on extreme weather events as the driving force for policy-making and change to achieve climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction at different levels in society. The employment includes data collection, coding, analysis, reporting of research results, as well as the writing of academic texts. The researcher will work in an interdisciplinary environment.
Requirements: Doctoral degree in Political Science, or other relevant subject related to the employment. Documented experience of research within areas relevant to the position, such as environmental policy and politics, crisis management, disaster risk reduction, and climate adaptation, is a requirement.
Documented proficiency and skills in the English language, both oral and written, is a requirement.
Assessment criteria: When selecting among eligible applicants, special emphasis will be placed on scientific skills. Documented experience in the following areas is strongly desired and will be considered to be particularly advantageous: publication in areas relevant to the position; familiarity and past experience of working with international datasets dealing with disasters and a demonstrated strong knowledge of quantitative methods. Greater emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s subject expertise and the quality of individual scientific works than on the number of publications.
In this recruitment, Uppsala University will primarily consider for employment the candidate who — after an overall assessment of documented qualifications, competence and skills — is deemed to have the best possibilities of developing and carrying out the research tasks connected to the position and contributing to the positive development of the research environment.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 1 January 2022 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: General fixed-term employment until 30 June 2022.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Charles Parker, Associate Professor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 29 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/4013.
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Placement: Department of Government
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/4013
Last application date: 2021-11-29
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