Researcher in Sustainable Heritage
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a
strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and
research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference
in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity
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The Sustainable Heritage Research Forum (SuHRF) is a platform for
interdisciplinary research at Uppsala University Campus Gotland in the field
of sustainable heritage. By stimulating interdisciplinary research initiatives
and supporting the development of research collaborations, its main aim is to
strengthen the research environment at Campus Gotland. SuHRF involves all
departments at Campus Gotland and is administered by the Department of Art
History/Conservation. For more information about SuHRF, please follow the link
https: // www. campusgotland.uu.se/sustheri-en/. SuHRF's activities are built
around three themes: Energy and Climate, Cultural Heritage and Regional
Development and Society in Change – conflict, identity and politics , of
which the later is the theme of 2022 and also of this year's SuHRF Symposium,
i.e. the annual conference organised by the research forum.
Heritage studies is an interdisciplinary academic field. Researchers from
various disciplines work together on questions such as how heritage is
defined, selected, described, preserved, used and valued. Relevant to this
year's theme Society in Change – conflict, identity and politics is that
heritage is used to create identities and strengthen communities and groups in
society. However, it might also be misused, for example as a means of power in
conflicts, and thereby reinforce borders and contribute to exclusion and
hostility between groups. The SuHRF Symposium 2022 will focus on how
sustainable heritage research can contribute to knowledge about dynamics
between cultural heritage and societal changes, and how this is played out and
expressed in contemporary society.
We are looking for a researcher with expertise in sustainable heritage with
specific emphasis on the abovementioned theme to join our SuHRF team. The
researcher is expected to be involved in the planning of, and also to
participate in, SuHRF Symposium 2022. Furthermore, the duties include
supporting and facilitating interdisciplinary research collaborations at
Campus Gotland, either by writing research applications together with
researchers at Campus Gotland and external partners, or by initiating and
developing ideas for research collaborations. Tasks will be defined in detail
by SuHRF and the researcher. The workplace is at the Department of Art
History/Conservation at Campus Gotland in Visby.
Eligible to apply for the position are researchers holding a PhD.
Experience of and scientific expertise in heritage studies or another relevant
discipline is a requirement. Particular attention is paid to the applicant's
research background in relation to sustainable heritage, specifically the
research area and duties outlined above. The assessment of applications is
based on the applicant's ability to work interdisciplinary, and to formulate
and be granted research funding. The applicant must show very good cooperation
skills and the ability to not only initiate but also contextualise specific
research ideas to the general aims of SuHRF. Furthermore, the ability to work
independently and write and speak English well is taken into consideration.
Experience from international heritage organisations as well as from working
with sustainability issues is commendable for the position. Administrative
skills, such as the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in an
efficient and adapted way, will be given weight.
About the employment
Fixed-term employment 3 months, full time. Starting date as soon as
possible, but no later than 2022-10-01. Individual salary setting is applied.
Workplace: Campus Gotland, Visby.
How to apply
The application must include:
CV, including list of 3-5 scientific publications relevant for the
A cover letter including (i) a description of how the applicant intends
to contribute to SuHRF's main aims, and to the specific aims of initiating
interdisciplinary research projects and strengthening the research
environment at Campus Gotland, (ii) an account of scientific and other
activities that are relevant for the duties, and (iii) a reflection on
the importance and relevance of the applicant's own research in relation
to the duties.
Information about the position is provided by: the Deputy Head of
Department, Gustaf Leijonhufvud, e-mail email@example.com or
phone +46 498 108337.
Please submit your application by February 4th, 2022, with reference UFV-PA
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.
Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.
Placement: Department of Art History
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Individuell lönesättning
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Gotlands län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/27
Last application date: 2022-02-04