Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Uppsala University

Three Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Economic Geography

The Department of Social and Economic Geography and the Centre for research on Innovation and Industrial Dynamics (CIND) at Uppsala University invites applications for a three-year full-time post-doctoral research position in economic geography. The economic geography group at the Department (http://www.kultgeog.uu.se/research/) has a strong international reputation and our staff engage in a broad range of research in economic geography. We seek an outstanding postdoctoral researcher in any area of economic geography to join our milieu.

The University: Founded in 1477, Uppsala University (www.uu.se) is the oldest university in the Scandinavia and one of the largest with more than 40,000 students and more than 2,000 graduate students. The University is one of the foremost research environments in Europe and has extensive library facilities and data resources that rank amongst the best in Europe. The University is located in the centre of lively and historic Uppsala (http://www.uu.se/en/node264), which is Sweden’s fourth biggest city and located 40 minutes north of the capital Stockholm and 20 minutes from Stockholm Arlanda International Airport.

The Position: The position is a full-time research fellowship and the holder will have complete academic freedom to engage in the research they wish to pursue. We are seeking an exceptional researcher who can demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly research and publishing as well as an ambition to be at the forefront of research in economic geography.

The fellowship holder will be expected to engage actively in research seminars and similar activities at the Department and CIND. The fellowship holder will be provided with their own office, computer, and research expenses and will have access to world-class research resources and libraries. There are no teaching or administrative responsibilities included in the Fellowship, however we encourage the Fellow to combine their fellowship with a limited amount of paid undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision.

The fellowship is in the form of a Browaldh stipend financed by Handelsbankens Research Foundation. The stipend consists of an annual tax-free personal allowance of 300,000sek (approx. 46,000USD), 75,000sek towards pension and insurance per year, as well as 40,000sek in annual research expenses. As a registered resident in Sweden the Fellow will be covered by the public health system.

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in economic geography or closely related field received after January 1 2009 or have submitted their PhD thesis for examination by time of commencement. The three-year position can be started between September 1st 2011 and January 1st 2012. Subject to approval the Fellowship may be renewed for a further three years.

Contact and Application procedure: Interested candidates should send an E-mail including their Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests (maximum 3 pages), one digital copy of written work, and names of three referees willing to provide a reference on request to: Professor Dominic Power (dominic.power@kultgeog.uu.se). Deadline for applications is 25th of July 2011.  Short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Interviews will take place between 15th and 19th of August 2011 but flexibility exists.

For more information or queries, please contact any member of the Selection Panel:
Prof Dominic Power (dominic.power@kultgeog.uu.se)
Prof Anders Malmberg (anders.malmberg@kultgeog.uu.se)
Dr. Johan Jansson (johan.jansson@kultgeog.uu.se)
Dr. Brett Christophers (brett.christophers@kultgeog.uu.se)

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