Malmö University Five Post Doctorate Positions in Refugee Research, Sweden


Deadline:

March 14, 2016

Disciplines:


Opportunity Cover Image - Malmö University Five Post Doctorate Positions in Refugee Research, Sweden

Malmö University Five Post Doctorate Positions in Refugee Research

Post Doctorate positions at the Faculty of Culture and Society (KS) and the Faculty of Health and Society (HS).

Application deadline: 14 March 2016                                                                 

The current refugee situation is a moving target of rapidly changing patterns, consequences and societal reactions which beg scientific analysis and explanation. It constitutes the largest displacement of people on European soil since the Second World War. As such it will have profound and lasting social, political and economic implications in both Europe and the countries of origin. Malmö University has from an early stage been engaged in raising awareness and disseminating knowledge through the project Malmö University for refugees. As an additional step of this humanitarian and academic commitment the university hereby announces at least five two-year post doctorate positions in research on refugee migration to Europe. The positions are further subdivided into several thematic orientations: Refugee migration, media and communication, Refugee migration and governance, Refugee migration and care science, Refugee migration and criminology, and Refugee migration and social work (see further below). 

General information about Malmö University

Founded in 1998, Malmö University has rapidly grown to become the ninth largest institution of higher education in Sweden with over 24 000 students. Malmö University aims to be an active hub for research, education and innovation that benefits a global society. The activities of Malmö University are centred on the major challenges in society today and we strive to be a university open to the world around us. Hence, our research is often multidisciplinary and is frequently pursued in collaboration with partners from outside the university.

Our campus is located at the heart of the city of Malmö, the third largest city in Sweden. Since its foundation, the university has played an important role in the transformation of Malmö from an industrial city to a centre of learning. About a third of our first year students have an international background, which is reflected in an increasingly international academic setting. 

Malmö University offers students a range of undergraduate and graduate programmes in five faculties: Culture and Society, Education and Society, Health and Society, Odontology, and Technology and Society.                                                             

Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare

The post doctorate program of refugee research will be coordinated by the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM). MIM is a university-wide and internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary research on migration and related areas.

The Post Doctoral Positions

The positions entail 80% research and 20% teaching in relevant subjects at the respective faculties. The positions also entail taking regular part in a joint seminar on refugee migration at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM). The positions concern research on refugees and associated aspects of migration and settlement. They are subdivided into the following thematic orientations:

Reference number: REK 2.2.1-2016/43, Refugee migration, media and communication.

This position will be placed at the School of Arts and Communication (K3). The post doctorate placed at K3 will focus on the role played by media and communication in relation to refugee migration. The proposal should fit within the framework of the research profile New media, public spheres and forms of expression New Media. It can be in the areas of for example collaborative media, communication for development, social entrepreneurship or activism. Possible approaches include media ethnography, visual and digital storytelling, action research, and design-based or artistic research. The position also involves teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Reference number: REK 2.2.1-2016/44, Refugee migration and governance

The position is located at the Department of Global Political Studies( GPS)

 Research projects should relate to the connections between migration and governance, understood in the broadest sense. Projects may, for example, engage with the decision-making, implementation, and effects of refugee policy/ies on local, national, transnational and/or supranational levels, or with the diffusion and implementation of institutions, norms, and regimes.

Reference number: REK 2.2.1-2016/45, Refugee migration and Care Science

The position will be placed at the Department of Care Science (Care Science), which focuses on education and research in nursing and care science, and be a part of a research programme with the aim to develop knowledge about cultural competence in care, in order to inform policy, health and social care planning as well as professionals, e.g. nurses and others. The position also involves teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Reference number: REK 2.2.1-2016/46, Refugee migration and Criminology

This position will be placed at the Department of Criminology (Criminology). The research should examine structural and cultural aspects related to problem behaviours and health-related outcomes among migrant children and adolescents with the overall aim to explain the causes of variation in collective processes associated with healthy communities and to provide innovative opportunities for preventive intervention. The candidate will be part of a research group within the field of ecological and developmental criminology. 

Reference number: REK 2.2.1-2016/47, Refugee migration and Social work

This position will be placed at the Department of social work. The Department of Social Work offers programmes on all levels including a PhD-Programme in Social Work. We focus on injustices and other circumstances that expose individuals and groups to vulnerable life situations. The research platform addresses topics such as children, youth and family, ageing, functional disability and substance abuse The Research Platform for Social Vulnerability and Social Work .  The proposal should fit within the framework of the research profile social vulnerability and social work. The position also involves teaching on the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Applicants must state clearly with reference number, which one/s of the above the application and proposed project concerns.  

Formal qualifications

Successful candidates for the position must possess a PhD degree in a relevant subject for the respective positions. The candidates must have completed their degree within three years before the application deadline. Candidates who have completed their degree more than three years ago shall receive equal priority if there are special reasons. Special reasons include leave due to sickness or trade union and student organization work, parental leave or other similar circumstances. 

Qualifications for all the positions

  1. Relevance of the research plan (also in relation to the research and educational profile of the respective department 
  2. International experience such as international collaborations, publications and conference presentations
  3. Ability to collaborate, engage and inform society at large about research
  4. Documented ability to work in an English-speaking research environment. 

Selection criteria

Candidates meeting the formal qualifications will be assessed according to (i) general academic merits and (ii) the originality and quality of the proposed research project. The connection to migration research and related subjects should be clear. 

Apart from the above, each position has a set of specific selection criteria as follows.

Reference number: REK 2.2.1-2016/43, Refugee migration, media and communication.

  1. Experience of interdisciplinary work
  2. Experience of working in projects integrating both practical and theoretical dimensions

Reference number: REK 2.2.1-2016/44, Refugee migration and governance

  1. Experience of interdisciplinary work

Reference number: REK 2.2.1-2016/45, Refugee migration and Care Science

No specific selection criteria other than above.

Reference number: REK 2.2.1-2016/46, Refugee migration and Criminology

No specific selection criteria other than above. 

Reference number: REK 2.2.1-2016/47, Refugee migration and Social work

No specific selection criteria other than above. 

More information

Reference number REK 2.2.1-2016/43, sara.bjarstorp@mah.se for subject-related questions

Reference number REK 2.2.1-2016/44, Magnus.Ericson@mah.se for subject-related questions

Reference number REK 2.2.1-2016/45, Ania.willman@mah.se for subject-related questions

Reference number REK 2.2.1-2016/46, marie.torstensson.levander@mah.sefor subject-related questions

Reference number REK 2.2.1-2016/47, linda.lill@mah.se  for subject-related questions

For general employment and procedural questions contact Anne Olsson, Human Resources: anne.olsson@mah.se

The employment

The employment starts in August 2016, or according to agreement. The position is a full-time position for a period of two years.

Application

Applicants must state clearly by reference number which of the above positions the application and proposed project concern. 

Applications must be sent by e-mail (entire application compiled in one PDF document). The application should be sent electronically to jobb@mah.se. It must arrive at Malmö University no later than 14 March 2016.

To be considered, the application must have arrived before the application deadline. Additional information submitted after the closing date for applications will not be considered. 

The application shall include the following documents: 

  1. Cover letter.
  2. CV including brief summaries of scientific, teaching and other activities of relevance for the appointment, and the contact details of up to three references.
  3. A list of publications.
  4. A research plan that outlines the intended research project with respect to one of the four themes (maximum five pages). The plan should include descriptions of the research problem, theory, methods, time plan and intended contributions to the research field as well as a plan for future dissemination of research output. 
  5. Copies of documents and publications you wish to claim relevant for the appointment (in total at most five documents and publications).
  6. University transcripts and proof of degree.
  7. Specific for reference number REK 2.2.1-2016/43 Refugee migration, media and communication: Evidence of publications, conference presentations, exhibitions, and/or software development projects is essential. 

Union representatives                         

SACO-S Michael.svedemar@mah.se

OFR, Naser.eftekharian@mah.se

SEKO, ingrid.lagerborg@seko.lu.se



Eligible Countries
Host Country
Study Levels
Opportunities
Publish Date
February 18, 2016
Link To Original




0 Comments