Postdoctoral Position in Housing and Urban Politics

Uppsala University Institute for Housing and Urban Research

Postdoctoral Position in Housing and Urban Politics

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) is a multidisciplinary research institute with a focus on housing and urban issues. IBF belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University and conducts research, in a broad sense, directed towards housing, the built environment, and urban issues. The institute employs around 45 people, among which the majority are researchers and PhD students. IBF's goal is to produce interesting and relevant social research of the highest international quality within its thematic area. More information about the institute can be found at

The IBF political scientists conduct research on housing and urban politics and on other urban issues in Sweden and other countries. Several different theoretical perspectives are drawn on and various qualitative and quantitative methods are used.

Duties/Project description:
The post-doctoral fellow will work with research on topics of his or her own choice that align with the broad concerns of housing and urban politics at the IBF. The position may include 10% teaching at the Department of Government, Uppsala University.

Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in political science or in a discipline which the employer deems to be equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Full application should include:
- CV

- Copy of PhD degree
- A research plan for two years of research that also describes in what way the planned
  research relates to housing and urban politics (max 2000 words)
- A publication list
- Three publications in Scandinavian languages or English
- Contact information for two reference persons

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 2021-03-15 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for two years according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Kristina Boréus,, +46 (18)471 6593

Please submit your application by 29th of January 2021, UFV-PA 2020/4816.

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Placement: Institute for Housing and Urban Research

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4816

Last application date: 2021-01-29

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