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4 Postdoctoral Positions within the field of Educational Sciences

Umeå School of Education

  • Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
  • Extent 100 %
  • Place Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest higher education institutions with over 37,000 students and about 4,700 employees. The University offers a diversity of high-quality education and world-leading research in several fields. Notably, the groundbreaking discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was made here. At Umeå University, everything is close. Our cohesive campuses make it easy to meet, work together and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture.

The ongoing societal transformation and large green investments in northern Sweden create enormous opportunities and complex challenges. For Umeå University, conducting research about – and in the middle of – a society in transition is key. We also take pride in delivering education to enable regions to expand quickly and sustainably. In fact, the future is made here.

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These post doc positions are part of a Career Programme for early-stage researchers in Educational Sciences initiated by Umeå School of Education. As a post doc in the career program, you will be part of an interdisciplinary network in addition to your regular research context. Expected starting date is by agreement but no later than January 2025.
Find more information about the Career Programme here.

We invite applications for the following positions:

Postdoctoral fellow with focus on Democracy and Professional Training
Department of Education (AN 2.2.1-143-24)
For further information, please contact Assistant Head of Department Oscar Rantatalo, oscar.rantatalo@umu.se, +4690-786 65 64 or Project Leader Kristina Ledman kristina.ledman@umu.se, 090-786 67 93.
Read more and apply here

Postdoctoral fellow in Multilingualism or Swedish as a Second Language
Department of Language Studies (AN 2.2.1-128-24)

For further information, please contact Head of Department Daniel Andersson, daniel.andersson@umu.se, 090-786 57 08.
Read more and apply here

Postdoctoral position focusing on learning and memory plasticity
Department of Applied Educational Science (AN 2.2.1-131-24)
For further information, please contact Professor Bert Jonsson, bert.jonsson@umu.se, +46706777612 or Assistant Professor Olof Lagerlöf, e-mail: olof.lagerlof@umu.se, +46736308736 
Read more and apply here

Postdoctoral position in gender studies in an educational setting
Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (AN 2.2.1-141-24)
For further information, please contact Head of Department Åsa Karlsson Sjögren, asa.karlsson.sjogren@umu.se, +46 90 786 62 48.
Read more and apply here 

The application

Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system Varbi under the respective advertisement with the current registration number. If you are applying for several positions with different registration number, you must submit a complete application per position. Last application date 2024-03-06.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Expected starting date is by agreement but no later than January 2025.


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Registration number

AN 2.2.1-112-24

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.