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Doctoral position in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), at least one Malmo

Ref REK 2020/133

About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban, and international university located in the centre of Malmö. We have about 1,900 employees and 25,000 students. Our research and our education programmes are shaped by the role of the university in an open society: to contribute to a sustainable and equal society through a scientific approach in collaboration with other societal actors. One of our priorities is to identify and take on the challenges of the future. Our researchers and students want to be at the centre of events and, together with others, create, share and disseminate knowledge in order to understand, explain, and develop societies, both locally and globally.

The Faculty of Culture and Society
The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. The Faculty conducts postgraduate studies in the following subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Media and Communication Studies and Urban Studies. The Faculty is hosting two of the university’s five research centres as well as three research platforms. Read more about research at Culture and Society here .

Department of Global Political Studies (GPS)
The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment consisting of eight subjects: European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), International Relations, Caucasus Studies, Human Rights, and Political Science. The Department’s educational programmes and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platforms RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research), CFM (Collaborative Future-Making) and REDEM (Rethinking Democracy).

Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) was established in January 2007 with the goal of strengthening MAU’s migration research profile. Today MIM has grown to be an active research hub and has expanded MAU’s international networks and built bridges between the university and non-academic actors. MIM consists of a number of senior and junior researchers and a large international network of affiliated researchers.

Doctoral programme in International Migration and Ethnic relations (IMER)
Scholars within IMER study, among other subjects, the national, regional, international and global causes and effects of migration in both the society of origin and destination on a structural, institutional, collective, and individual level.

IMER is an inherently multi- and interdisciplinary subject, in which for instance sociology, political science, cultural geography, anthropology, economic history, economics, social work, history, ethnology, religious studies, gender studies, and cultural studies are represented.

The goal of the programme is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the doctoral student to conduct research independently and contribute to the development of knowledge within the chosen subject area. The doctoral programme comprises 240 higher education credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies), of which 60 credits are from courses. It is completed when the doctoral student publicly defends his/her printed doctoral dissertation (180 credits).

Employment as a doctoral student
Those employed as doctoral students will mainly carry out their own postgraduate studies (their work being located at Malmö University). Departmental duties of up to 20% may be included. The regulations regarding employment as a doctoral student are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 5 Sections 1-7).

Eligibility requirements
The general requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) education are:

  1. received a second-cycle (masters) higher education degree;
  2. completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits are second-cycle; or
  3. in some other way, nationally or internationally, acquired equivalent knowledge.

Specific requirements

  • A second-cycle degree in IMER or in another subject relevant to IMER.
  • Ability to express oneself well in written and spoken English is essential.

Assessment criteria

When selecting between applicants for vacant positions, the ability to complete postgraduate education is assessed (Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 7 Section 5).

The assessment is based on the basic and special eligibility requirements (see above). Other important indicators of the ability to complete postgraduate education are the applicant’s second-cycle (masters) thesis, scientific publications, other publications, and a research plan. The assessment of the research plan is based on its feasibility, originality and relevance to IMER. The research plan should have a clear, well expressed and motivated methodology. We encourage applicants with different kinds of theoretical and methodological approaches.

The assessment is also based on the ability to express oneself well in written and spoken English.

Information
Head of Department Magnus Ericson, tel. 040-665 71 76, magnus.ericson@mau.se
Responsible for doctoral education, Professor Maja Povrzanović Frykman, maja.frykman@mau.se
Professor Pieter Bevelander, tel. 040-665 7343, pieter.bevelander@mau.se
Human Resources specialist Rebecca Nordh, rebecca.nordh@mau.se

Malmö University kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers.

Application
You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “Apply/Ansök”. It is your own responsibility that your application is complete with all required documentation according to the adverted position. Your application must have arrived no later than 7 September 2020.

The application should include the following documents:

  1. Application form
  2. CV with up to three references. (References shall include title, affiliation, email address, phone number, and the relationship to the applicant)
  3. Certificates (second-cycle education diploma and grades; certificates of relevant work or internship experience)
  4. Research plan (up to 2,000 words, excluding references)
  5. List of your scientific publications and other texts (including degree theses) relevant to the position
  6. Copies of second-cycle (masters) thesis and up to two additional selected publications (no more than three documents)

Additional information
Employment is full-time and time restricted according to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 5 Section 7.

Starting date 
1 February 2021

Trade union representatives
Saco-S, Rebecka Johansson, rebecka.johansson@mau.se
OFR, Martin Reissner, martin.reissner@mau.se

PhD Student Union representative
Michel Anderlini, michel-vincent.anderlini@mau.se

We look forward to receiving your application!

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Monday September 7th, 2020

Postdoctoral position at the Institute for Urban Research Malmo

Ref REK 2020/156

About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Department of Urban Studies
The department of Urban Studies is characterised by three core features: dynamic interdisciplinary research; a professional organisation; and a highly qualified faculty. The department comprises around 95 researchers and teachers, as well as 2000 students. We have a strong emphasis on theory-driven empirical research and teaching informed by the social and behavioural sciences.

We are building collaboration within four main intersecting themes: Housing, Real Estate and Urban Renewal; Transport, Mobilities and Urban Business Development; Risk Management and Urban Ecology; and Work and Organisational Psychology and Organisation Studies. Across these themes, we unite around cultural, economic, material, social and discursive processes of change.

Furthermore, we collaborate with our well-established networks within the public sector, the corporate sector and civil society. Read more here.

About the Institute for Urban Research
The Institute for Urban Research is a university-wide research centre that brings together all urban research at Malmö University. The IUR is the first institute for urban research in the Oresound region – the region with one of the highest urban growth rates in Europe. It seeks to consolidate urban research at Malmö University and make Malmö University grow into one of the most prominent places for urban research in Sweden, Scandinavia and Europe. The IUR aims at shaping a collective identity for urban research at Malmö University and creating a research body that adds quality to our research activities. It seeks to create a research infrastructure that clearly meets the research priorities of both the Swedish government and the European Union. The IUR is open to all urban research but has a specific focus on housing and urban renewal, urban economics, mobilities, urban ecology, urban economics, migration and social sustainability. You can find our website here.

Content and work responsibilities
The successful candidate will work in the project ‘Revisiting Allmänningar & Stråk. Spatial Justice in the 21st Century Urban-Rural Land Regime’.

Abstract of the research project
Densification, privatisation and polarisation in the post-industrial urban-rural landscape, risks leading to unsustainable, unequal and unjust access to and distribution of valued public spaces in support of recreation, health, democratic influence and freedom of movement. In contrast to this development, the aim of the project is to investigate spatial justice by analysing usage and planning of allmänningar [commons] and stråk [pathways], i.e. public spaces that connect urban and rural environments and socio-economically and ethnically segregated neighbourhoods.

The project investigates commons and pathways in Malmö, Lund and Staffanstorp in three inter-related work packages.

  • Historical Traces. Comprises analysis of historical definitions and a regional mapping showing significant commons and pathways still in use.
  • Comprises analysis of regulations, rules and economic incentives showing the relation between planning of commons and pathways and socio-economic and ethnic segregation.
  • Comprises ethnographic work and critical mapping on paper and in apps; workshops; interventions and walk-alongs showing use and access of different user-groups to nine commons and pathways.

The project evolves in close collaboration with users, artists, the three municipalities, national and international research- and teaching environments. Results will be presented in research articles a co-written book and an exhibition. The long-term goal is to counteract fragmentation and support an environmentally and socially sustainable city/landscape. For more information see presentation on the IUR homepage.

The successful candidate will execute the following tasks:

Main tasks:

  • Familiarise him/herself with the project and the research work carried out so far.
  • Conduct ethnographic work, including interviews and observations.
  • Identify maps of relevance to the research in map archives. Co-create, analyse and compile maps developed throughout the research (by planners, artists and residents, and, from walks and go-alongs).
  • Participate in writing publications.
  • Present work in public seminars, lectures and at a conference.

Additional tasks

  • Assist in preparing and organizing an exhibition of the research.

Qualifications
A postdoc is primarily employed to conduct research and will have completed a PhD or an international degree considered equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of urban studies or any related field (for example architecture, design, ethnography, geography, history, planning, sociology, and other related disciplines). This employment is primarily relevant to people who have completed their doctoral degree no less than three years before the application period for the position of postdoc has expired. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree may have been completed at an earlier date. Special circumstances constitute time off because of illness, parental leave, clinical practice, union duties or other similar circumstances.

Specific requirements for this position:

  • Fluency in Swedish and very good communication skills in English, in both speech and writing

The following would be of benefit for the position:

  • Proven ability to co-operate with colleagues in other disciplines.
  • Experience of mapping, for example drawing, using G.I.S. or other relevant digital and/or physical-material mapping tools and practices.
  • Experience of qualitative research and interview techniques.
  • Experience of software for layout, such as InDesign or similar.

Assessment criteria

  • The quality and focus of the doctoral thesis
  • Research activities within fields relevant to the appointment in question
  • Documented ability to independently conduct research of a sufficient standard
  • Reflective presentation of their own pedagogical outlook and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with actors in other parts of society with a connection to education and research

Further information
For Malmö University: Karin Grundström, Associate Professor and Principal Investigator, k.grundstrom@mau.se
And Kerstin Sandell, Head of the Department of Urban Studies, kerstin.sandell@mau.se
For general employment and procedural questions, contact Rebecca Nordh, Human Resources, rebecca.nordh.@mau.se

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

Application
You may apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the advertisement, and that it is provided to the University no later than September 15.

The application must include:

  • A motivation letter including a suggestion of potential contribution to the project
  • Signed curriculum vitae
  • Certified academic transcripts
  • Educational letter of intent
  • A brief account of scientific, educational and other activities relevant to the position to which the application pertains, including a description of how the applicant envisions their future research and teaching.
  • List of scientific and educational work
  • The primary scientific and educational work being cited (maximum five of each)
  • References

The educational qualifications may be documented with guidance from Qualifications portfolio for lecturers/researchers at Malmö University. See also Appointment Rules at Malmö University.

Books and any other documents, such as publications, that cannot be sent electronically should be sent in triplicate in an envelope marked with reference number REK 2020/156 and posted to the HR Department, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö. If the documents weigh more than 2 kg, they should be sent to the delivery address: HR Department, Malmö University, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2020/156.

Miscellaneous
The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment for 2 years.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies individual salary setting.

Start date
Autumn 2020 or early 2021.

Union representatives
Saco-S, Rebecka Johansson, rebecka.johansson@mau.se
ST/OFR, Martin Reissner, martin.reissner@mau.se

We look forward to receiving your application!

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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Post expires on Tuesday September 15th, 2020

Doctoral position in Global Politics

Ref REK 2020/132

About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban, and international university located in the centre of Malmö. We have about 1,900 employees and 25,000 students. Our research and our education programmes are shaped by the role of the university in an open society: to contribute to a sustainable and equal society through a scientific approach in collaboration with other societal actors. One of our priorities is to identify and take on the challenges of the future. Our researchers and students want to be at the center of events and, together with others, create, share and disseminate knowledge in order to understand, explain, and develop societies, both locally and globally.

The Faculty of Culture and Society
The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. The Faculty conducts postgraduate studies in the following subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Media and Communication Studies, and Urban Studies. The Faculty is hosting two of the university’s five research centres as well as three research platforms. Read more about research at Culture and Society here.

Department of Global Political Studies (GPS)
The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment consisting of eight subjects: European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), International Relations, Caucasus Studies, Human Rights, and Political Science. The Department’s educational programmes and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platforms RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research), CFM (Collaborative Future-Making) and REDEM (Rethinking Democracy).

Doctoral programme in Global Politics
The study of Global Politics is multidisciplinary and includes approaches from the humanities as well as the social sciences. The scientific core of Global Politics is the study of transnational and international politics, both in terms of continuity and change, cooperation and conflict, power and protest, politics in and beyond the nation state, and the proliferation of actors in world politics. A key element in the research is to attempt to extend and deepen the understanding and study of the exercise of power at the global level. Global Politics includes analyses of political, social, economic and cultural relations and networks across national boundaries.

The goal of the programme is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the doctoral student to conduct research independently and contribute to the development of knowledge within the chosen subject area. The doctoral programme comprises 240 higher education credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies), of which 60 credits are from courses. It is completed when the doctoral student publicly defends his/her printed doctoral dissertation (180 credits).

Employment as a doctoral student
Those employed as doctoral students will mainly carry out their own postgraduate studies (their work being located at Malmö University). Departmental duties of up to 20% may be included. The regulations regarding employment as a doctoral student are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 5 Sections 1-7).

Eligibility requirements
The general requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) education are: 

  1. Received a second-cycle (masters) higher education degree;
  2. Completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits are second-cycle; or
  3. In some other way, nationally or internationally, acquired equivalent knowledge.

Specific requirements

  • Knowledge and skills corresponding to a social science or humanities second-cycle degree in a subject that is relevant to the field of Global Politics. For examples of relevant subjects, refer to the above description of the department.
  • Ability to express oneself well in written and spoken English is essential. 

Assessment criteria
When selecting between applicants for vacant positions, the ability to complete postgraduate education is assessed (Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 7 Section 5).

The assessment is based on the basic and special eligibility requirements (see above). Other important indicators of the ability to complete postgraduate education are the applicant’s second-cycle (masters) thesis, scientific publications, other publications, and a research plan. The assessment of the research plan is based on its feasibility, originality and relevance to Global Politics. The research plan should have a clear, well expressed and motivated methodology. We encourage applicants with different kinds of theoretical and methodological approaches.

The assessment is also based on the ability to express oneself well in written and spoken English.

Information
Head of Department, Magnus Ericson, tel. 040-665 71 76, magnus.ericson@mau.se
Responsible for doctoral education, Professor Maja Povrzanović Frykman, maja.frykman@mau.se
Professor Bo Petersson, tel. 040-665 73 95, bo.petersson@mau.se
Human Resources specialist Rebecka Forslund, tel. 040-665 73 22, rebecka.forslund@mau.se

Prior to the recruitment process, Malmö University has already decided on recruitment channels and marketing. We politely decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

Application
You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “Apply/Ansök”. It is your own responsibility that your application is complete with all required documentation according to the adverted position. Your application must have arrived no later than 7 September 2020.

The application should include the following documents:

  1. Application form
  2. CV with up to three referees (References shall include title, affiliation, email address, phone number, and the relationship to the applicant)
  3. Certificates (second-cycle education diploma and grades; certificates of relevant work or internship experience)
  4. Research plan (up to 2,000 words, excluding references)
  5. List of your scientific publications and other texts (including degree theses) relevant to the position
  6. Copies of second-cycle (masters) thesis and up to two additional selected publications (no more than three documents)

Additional information
Employment is full-time and time restricted according to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 5 Section 7.

Starting date 
1 February 2021

Trade union representatives
Saco-S, Rebecka Johansson, rebecka.johansson@mau.se
OFR, Martin Reissner, martin.reissner@mau.se

PhD Student Union representative
Zahra Hamidi, zahra.hamidi@mah.se

We are looking forward to receive your application!

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday September 7th, 2020