Researcher in Demography

Stockholm University Department of Sociology

Researcher in Demography

Ref. No. SU FV-4964-20


at the Department of Sociology. Closing date: 24 January 2021.

The Department of Sociology is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences. It contains the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA).

Project description

We seek a researcher who will be located in projects with focus on recent fertility change in Sweden and the other Nordic countries.

Main responsibilities

The position involves research based on Swedish register data and data collected through the 2021 Generations and Gender Survey of Sweden.

Qualification requirements

Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country. 

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills and the applicant’s previous publications records.

S/he needs to demonstrate solid experience of research based on demographic methods and large-scale longitudinal demographic data.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years. Start date is in February 2021 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Demography Unit, Professor Gunnar Andersson, telephone: +46 8 16 32 61,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in Swedish fertility research
    – how you wish to contribute to the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 24/01/2021