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Postdoc in gender studies with a focus on gender and ethnicity

Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in gender studies with a focus on gender and ethnicity
formally based at the Department for Thematic Studies (TEMA)

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, an international Master’s programme in Gender Studies-Intersectionality and Change, and single subject courses at MA-as well as BA-level. More information here: https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/tema/temag

A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

The position concerns research in the broad area of studies of gender and ethnicity. The holder of the position is expected to contribute to inter/trans-disciplinary gender research on race, ethnicity, migration and diaspora. Gender studies research on ethnicity is an internationally well-established field of inquiry, and addresses national, transnational and global aspects of marginalization based on ethnicity and migration. The field also explores how such marginalization be interrogated in knowledge production, social movements and activist art expressions. Critical analyses of colonialism, whiteness norms, hetero-patriarchy, queer migration and opposition to immigration are crucial concerns, together with questions regarding ways in which sex and gender shape human social conditions in the aftermath of colonialism, socialism, apartheid and dictatorships.

The position consists of own research, and teaching within the area of the position, in collaboration with other co-workers in the unit of gender studies, and it includes dissemination of research results. The holder of the position is expected to have excellent collaboration skills and to be a constructive and creative co-worker in an interdisciplinary research environment. Part of the working tasks are developing gender and ethnicity as a research area at the Unit of Gender Studies, and participating in the department’s teaching at both basic and advanced levels.

Documented academic proficiency in the field of gender and ethnicity is a requirement for the position.

Documented academic proficiency in one or several or the following areas, is particularly qualifying:

  • Post/decolonial or post-socialist studies
  • Feminist ethnography or anthropology
  • Critical studies of race/ethnicity
  • Research on gender, sexuality and migration

In regards to formal education background, the position is widely conceived. Applicants from established disciplines such as history, literature studies, sociology, ethnography, migration studies, geography, cultural studies or philosophy are encouraged. Experience from interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on social science/humanities are qualifying, as well as experience from international collaboration.

The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed until further notice, but for no longer than two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date
October 1st.

The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest May 18, 2020..

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our postdocs within the Department for Thematic Studies are women, which is why precedence will be given to men in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

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.