Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations with focus on Turkish Political Economy

Stockholm University

Sweden

February 13, 2022

Description

atthe Department of Economic History and International Relations. Closing date: 2022-02-13 .

The Department of Economic History and International Relations and the Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS) are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in International Relations (IR). The department is a dynamic and strong education and research department at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. It aims to be nationally leading and internationally prominent within its field of research and education, focusing especially on the three IR sub-fields of International Relations; International Security, International Institutions, and International Political Economy.

Project description The Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS) is an independent research institute established in 2012 with the aim of providing a more nuanced understanding of Turkish affairs to policy makers, business, and the general public in Sweden and beyond. The institute provides a dynamic and welcoming research environment that encourages innovation, comparison, multi- method and cross-disciplinary approaches.

Main responsibilities The position involves independent research on Turkish political economy. The position may also include administrative tasks at SUITS, up to a maximum of 20%.

Qualification requirements Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the time when the employment decision is made and be in the areas of international relations, political science, economics or other relevant discipline. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

Special emphasis will be placed on:

- research skills, - the quality of the research proposal, and - past publications.

Strong emphasis will be placed on:

- ability to work well in a group, - proficiency in English and Turkish (in order of importance), and - experience and documented competence in administration, coordination, and project management.

Training in quantitative methods and proficiency in Swedish are merits but not requirements.

Terms of employment The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as per agreement.

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

Contact Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department for Economic History and International Relations, Magnus Petersson, telephone: +46 8 16 31 62, magnus.petersson@ekohist.su.se, and the Director of the Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies, Dr. Paul T. Levin, telephone: +46 73 707 88 88, paul.t.levin@su.se.

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application 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 the field described in the advertisement – why and how you wish to complete the project – what makes you suitable for the project in question

  • Copy of PhD diploma

  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • 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: 13/02/2022

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