Postdoc in Technology and Social Change

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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Thematic Studies was the first in Sweden to offer an academic setting for thematically organised, interdisciplinary, socially relevant research. We combine strong research with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses, often in collaboration with actors outside the university. Our point of departure is a critical, reflective approach, and we seek to develop new ways of understanding established social phenomena, in order to benefit both scientific and social development.

Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in Technology and Social Change
formally based at the Department of Thematic Studies

Technology and Social Change is a nationally and internationally leading environment for research and education in how people create and use technology, and how technological change is interwoven with cultural patterns, everyday life, politics, ethics and economy. Third cycle and first cycle studies specialising in issues of technology and social change are carried out at the department.

The main task of the postdoc will be to carry out research within the ’Swedish Transformative Innovation Policy Platform (STIPP)’. The platform brings together the strongest research environments and policy makers in the field of innovation and sustainability transitions in Sweden. The empirical focus of the postdoc project will be on smart and sustainable cities and will investigate how Swedish innovation policies can contribute to transformative change in cities. Research in the project comprises conducting interviews, collecting documents and texts and qualitative analysis of these sources. Work requires close collaboration with project partners and companies and shall result in the publication of articles in international journals.

Documented scientific skills in methods of qualitative social science is a requirement. Documented scientific skills within studies of innovation policy or smart and sustainable cities from a socio-technical perspective will be regarded as a particular merit. This is also the case for documented skills in working with concepts from science and technology studies, innovation research or environmental governance. Language skills in Swedish will be considered an advantage.

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

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 
By agreement.

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

Union representatives
For contact with the union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the "Apply" button below. Your application must be received at the latest June 3, 2019.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our postdocs within the Department of 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.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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