Postdoctoral Position in Housing and Urban Sociology

Uppsala University Institute for Housing and Urban Research

Postdoctoral Position in Housing and Urban Sociology

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 sociological research agenda at the IBF consists of topics such as: social structures (class, gender, ethnicity, and age, mainly) in relation to housing, urban processes and welfare policies and practices; social movements and urban conflicts; citizen participation; housing and urban policies, and urban development; urban and social history; social needs and demands for housing; social housing and housing cooperatives; socio-spatial segregation; migration; gentrification and renovation; the social use of public spaces; communities and neighbourhoods.

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 sociology at the IBF. The position also includes 10% of full-time teaching at the Department of Sociology.

Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a post-doctoral fellow you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Sociology 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.

Application procedure: Full application should include an up-to-date CV; copy of PhD degree; a statement of research plan, including an explanation on how it relate to theory and methods related to housing and urban sociology (max 2000 words); a publication list; two publications from English-language journals with peer-review; contact information for three professional references.

Salary: Individual salary.

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

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Miguel A. Martínez, phone number +4618- 471- 6545, e-mail 

Please submit your application by 29th of January 2021, UFV-PA 2020/4815.

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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 2020/4815

Last application date: 2021-01-29

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