Researcher in family law
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The researcher will primarily (80%) do research in the project ”Legal Protection for Social Parenthood”, a part of a consortium of researchers funded by a grant from the European Union. The researcher will teach 20% in the fields of family law, administrative law, private law or other legal subjects.
The research is on Swedish domestic law in the field of social parenthood policies, i.e. policies concerning the relationship between legal parenthood and de facto parenthood. In particular, the researcher shall provide legal analysis of adoptions, stepchild adoption, artificial reproduction, surrogacy, postmortem fertilization and donation, and adoption of embryos in Swedish law. The study aims to determine if these phenomena are allowed under Swedish law. If they are forbidden, the study shall cover the reasons for the prohibition and the type of sanctions applied in case of breaches. Furthermore, the researcher will study recognition in Sweden of foreign decisions on social parenthood. The researcher will try to establish if there are any child discrimination aspects due to lack of recognition in Sweden of social parenthood relationships, considering the right of movement in the EU. Discrimination may occur if Swedish law “downgrades” a social parenthood, i.e. not fully legally recognizing a family status.
The researcher will present the results of the research in order to discuss social parenthood and downgrading phenomena, in meetings of the consortium. The researcher will also organize a workshop in Sweden in order to disseminate the results to targeted legal practitioners, i.e. judges, lawyers, administrative officers and healthcare professionals.
Requirements holds or is about to finish a doctorate in Swedish family law, or other area of Swedish private or public law. In alternative, the researcher must have up-to-date knowledge of Swedish family law gained through practical experiences as judge, public servant, legal practitioners or similar legal occupation. The researcher must be able to read and analyze legal documents in Swedish and English. The researcher must be able to communicate fluently in Swedish and English.
In order to support the development of young researchers at the Faculty of Law, preference is given to applicants who are about to or have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the application deadline.
Applications should be submitted via Uppsala University's recruitment system Varbi and include a short letter describing how the applicant meets the qualifications, CV, degree certificate and other relevant documents, academic publications including a doctoral thesis and up to three additional publications, if applicable. The application should also include the names and contact details of two reference persons.
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of at most 18 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 September 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.
For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Steffen Hindelang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 23 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1349.
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Placement: Department of Law
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1349
Last application date: 2022-05-23
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