Post-doctoral research position in Political Science, Stockholm University

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Post-doctoral research position in Political Science

Post-doctoral research position in Political Science with a Specialization in Global Governance at the Department of Political Science. Reference number SU 619-1882-12. Deadline for applications: July 31, 2012.

Stockholm University invites applications for one post-doctoral position in political science, oriented toward research on global governance, international institutions and transnational actors.

The post-doctoral position is part of the research project “The Design of International Institutions: Legitimacy, Effectiveness, and Distribution in Global Governance,” financed by the European Research Council and directed by Professor Jonas Tallberg. The fellow will be part of the internationally composed Transaccess/Transdemos research group at the Department of Political Science, involving about 15 researchers. More information about the Transaccess/Transdemos projects can be found at and
Required qualifications

We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in political science, or corresponding, and competence within the areas of global governance and transnational actors. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience of comparative research on the global governance of policy areas such as environmental issues, trade, finance, development, human rights, health, security or migration.

The post-doctoral position is open to candidates of any nationality and selection will be based upon the candidate's research merits and potential.
Terms of employment
The position is a two-year full-time appointment, and involves 80 percent research and 20 percent teaching. The expected starting date is September–October 2012.

Stockholm university strives to be a work place that is free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Jonas Tallberg, telephone +46-(0)8-16 3068,
Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST),
telephone +46-(0)8-16 2000 (switch board), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO),
telephone +46-(0)70-316 43 41.
Applications should comprise the following:

  • letter that explains the applicant’s interest in and competence for the position;
  • detailed CV, including list of publications;
  • certified copies of degree and employment certificates;
  • maximum five scientific publications; and
  • two letters of recommendation.
Please send your application, marked with the reference number
SU 619-1882-12, no later than July 31, 2012, either by regular post to:

Stockholm University

or by e-mail to:

Documents submitted electronically should be in Word or PDF format. Note! Please include the reference number SU 619-1882-12 in the subject heading.

Web editor: Tarja Kohandani
Last updated: June 13, 2012
Source: Jonas Nordstrand, the Department of Political Science

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