2 year POSTDOC job with the Hub!!

NOTE: We recieved a staggering number of applications for this postdoc job (many of the applicants are simply STELLAR), and then some sorrows in the family, so the process is a bit delayed, dears. Interviews are being scheduled, and the result – our brand new postdoc fellow – will come soon after that.

Astrida Neimanis, Marietta Radomska, Olga Cielemecka, Janna Holmstedt, Lina Rahm, Adam Wickberg – —now, ARE YOU the NEXT POSTDOC with The Posthumanities Hub? Welcome to apply for this research position with Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Gender Studies and The Posthumanities Hub: Gender, Nature, Culture!

Postdoc in Gender Studies with a focus on feminist environmental- and posthumanities

Linköping University, Sweden. Ref TEMA-2021-00231

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA) was the first in Sweden to offer an academic setting for thematically organised, interdisciplinary, socially relevant research. We combine strong research with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses, often in collaboration with actors outside the university. Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/tema

We are now looking to appoint a postdoc in Gender Studies (at TEMA, LiU) with a focus on feminist environmental- and posthumanities.

Work assignments
A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching and research coordination, but during no more than a fifth of working time (20%).

The position is part of the area Gender, Nature, Culture at the unit of Gender Studies, as well as the international research platform The Posthumanities Hub, led by Professor Cecilia Åsberg. This area addresses global, local and transnational environmental challenges, and takes as its point of departure a more-than-human understanding of nature and culture, body and technology, health and extinction, as well as temporality and materiality. This kind of feminist environmental- and posthumanities extends from research within traditional disciplines such as literature, cultural studies, history and philosophy, in order to study questions about human, nature, culture and environment in new ways, and to fundamentally challenge the boundaries between nature/culture, human/non-human, man/woman and human/animal.

The position includes, in addition to research within the field, the research administrative task of coordinating the outgoing collaborations that are organized within The Posthumanities Hub.    

We welcome applicants with an educational background in for example gender studies, posthumanities, environmental humanities or philosophy, and, really, all of the natural sciences, social sciences and the arts! The holder of the position shall demonstrate scientific skills within the area of feminist environmental and/or posthumanities, as well as in carrying out transdisciplinary research across arts and sciences. Administrative skills and experience of organizing national and international collaboration between researchers, and with other societal actors are especially meriting. A good command of English, both in writing and speaking, is a requirement for the position. A good command of Swedish, in writing and speaking, is meriting for the position.

Documented skills in one or more of the following areas is a requirement of the position:

  • Gender Studies
  • Posthumanities
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Transdisciplinary Environmental Research
  • Philosophy
  • Feminist Technoscience

The position includes your own research and teaching within the area of the position in collaboration with colleagues at the unit, as well as dissemination of research results. The holder of the position is expected to be a good collaborator, and a creative and constructive co-worker in a transdisciplinary research environment. Participation in the development of THE POSTHUMANITIES HUB and the area Gender, Nature, Culture, at the unit of Gender Studies (“Tema Genus”) is included in the tasks, as well as participating in the unit’s teaching, both at basic and advanced levels.

The workplace
Tema Genus is a creative and dynamic unit with an international profile in interdisciplinary and thematic gender research and education.  Gender Studies at tema Genus spans a wide range of fields, for instance: feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, race, posthuman, environmental, dis/ability, body, science and cultural studies. Tema Genus also directs collaborative international research centers such as the excellence center GEXcel international Collegium and the postgraduate research training consortium InterGender, and hosts a pioneering PhD programme, and an international Master’s programme in Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change (with single subject courses at MA- as well as BA-level).

To be qualified to take employment as postdoc, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree.  This degree must have been awarded at the latest by the point at which LiU makes its decision to employ you.

It is considered advantageous if your doctoral degree is no older than three years at application deadline for this job. If there are special reasons for having an older doctoral degree – such as taking statutory leave – then these may be taken into consideration.

About this job
This post is a temporary contract of two years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years. The position as a postdoc is full-time.

Starting date
April 1th 2022.

Salaries at the university are set individually. State your desired salary in the application.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Trade union representatives
Information about trade union contacts can be found here.

Application procedure
Apply for this position by clicking on the button labelled “Apply” below. Your application must reach Linköping University before January 31th 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Equal Opportunities

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact persons

Alma Persson, Head of division

+46 13 28 66 68 and email: alma.persson@liu.se

Cecilia Åsberg, Professor, Dr

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Carin Ennergård, HR-partner

+46 13 28 21 14


URL to the FORMAL JOB LISTING page: https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies?rmpage=job&rmjob=17963&rmlang=UK

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