Umeå University, Faculty of Arts

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The department of Culture and Media Studies is looking for a post doctor in ethnology or literary studies and especially the teaching of literature.

The department of Culture and Media Studies is part of the Faculty of Arts at Umeå University, and has a broad educational and research field within the diciplines ethnology, cultural analysis, literary studies, the teaching of literature, media-and communication studies and museology. The department has about 60 employees and the unique combination of disciplines makes the department a creative milieu with an intersection of culture, literature and media.

Qualifications and evaluation criteria
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires a PhD in ethnology, or literary studies or a foreign degree equivalent to such a PhD. A precondition is that the applicant has not previously been employed as a postdoc at Umeå University for more than a year within the same, or equivalent discipline. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. The candidates who have completed their degree prior to this time period may be taken into consideration if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade union organizations or similar circumstances.

Scientific merits forms are the primary basis for evaluation and assessment. Ranking is done according to proven scientific quality and track record.

Good skills of Swedish or other Scandinavian language, both written and spoken, is a request for applicants in literary studies.

A general assessment criterion is good interpersonal skills, as well as the competence and suitability otherwise required to carry out the work duties successfully.

Terms of employment
A postdoctoral position means primarily full-time research for two years, and active participation in the discipline’s research activities. Some teaching may also be included in the work duties. The employment period is starting on the 1st of October 2018 or upon agreement.

The position is placed in Umeå. High personal attendance at the department is a requirement.

The application in Swedish or English must include:

  • A letter of interest that states the candidate's motivation for applying for the present position and his/her qualifications 
  • CV (with complete publication list)
  • project description (maximum five pages)
  • degree certificate
  • five publications that applicant wishes to be evaluated
  • contact information of two reference persons

How to apply
You apply through our recruitment system. Applications should be sent no later than 15th of August 2018.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 st of October 2018 or upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1197-18
  • Karin Ljuslinder, prefekt, 090-786 79 48
  • Anders Öhman, bitr. prefekt, 070-786 65 80
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 27.Jun.2018
Last application date 15.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

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