Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.
At Södertörn University we focus on Environmental Science as a broad interdisciplinary research subject that examiners societal interactions with natural values, processes and resources. Environmental Science covers the study of ecological, climatic, and other natural processes that affect ecosystems over space and time, human-induced environmental problems, and environmental policy, governance and sustainability challenges. Research in Environmental Science at Södertörn University focuses on two integrated themes: (1) Sustainability challenges and pathways and (2) Environment. These themes and research in Environmental Science at Södertörn University is described in more detail here.
Planning with Youth is a research project which aims to contribute to sustainable spatial planning by focusing on meaningful engagement and participatory tools and methods, and on current challenges planners face when engaging youth in participatory spatial planning processes. We integrate methods for knowledge synthesis with methods used in qualitative empirical inquiry. In collaboration with artists, educators, and experts in serious games, we will test-explore a collection of alternative (participatory) tools, and develop recommendations for more meaningful, inclusive and forward looking participatory planning processes aiming for more sustainable living environments in Sweden, and elsewhere. The project is funded by FORMAS (the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development) and is a collaborative endeavor between researchers based at Södertörn University and researchers based at Copenhagen University (Denmark) , Wageningen University (the Netherlands), and Winnipeg University (Canada). Please note that travel for conducting field work and implement project activities, in Sweden and abroad, is required for this position.
Areas of responsibility
We are seeking to recruit a curious mind interested to engage and explore in innovative ways with the topics listed in this call, inclusive of explorations with the potential more artistic and creative forms of expression have for use in spatial planning. We are looking for a strong team player willing to balance personal research interests with those of the group, with ability in speaking about scientific research to a variety of audiences both on-line and off-line. Experience with the curation of online content and with the development of a social media portfolio is of great benefit.
The position as postdoctoral fellow in the research project Planning with Youth includes following tasks:
An applicant is eligible for the postdoctoral position if she or he has a doctoral degree, completed no more than three years before the application deadline. Applicants whose degree was completed earlier than three years before the application deadline due to exceptional circumstances, such as is sick leave, parental leave, clinical residencies, union commissions, or other comparable circumstances, can also be considered eligible. If the applicant was awarded his/her PhD more than three years ago and wishes to claim such circumstances, this shall also be stated in the application along with documents that confirm exceptional circumstances occurred.
One condition for employment as a postdoctoral research fellow is the person has not previously been employed as such for more than one year in the same or a closely-related subject at Södertörn University.
Applicants for the postdoctoral positions will be assessed based on the criteria listed here in order of their importance to the position. The items below must be documented.
Applications shall be submitted in English. The application should include:
The appointment is fixed term and 80 % in a period of two years. It is expected to start within summer 2020. The place of work is Södertörn University located in Flemingsberg, Sweden.
The closing date for applications is by 10th April 2020, at the latest.
Project leader and senior researcher: Romina Rodela, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
Head of Department: Maria Bergman, e-mail email@example.com, tel: +46(0)8 608 4706
Human Resources Manager: Marie Granroth, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +46(0)8 608 4771
The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.
An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.
Södertörn University may apply CV review.
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|Title||Postdoctoral position in Environmental Science|
|Job location||Alfred Nobels allé 7, 141 89 Huddinge|
|Published||February 13, 2020|
|Application deadline||April 10, 2020|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Environmental Science,   Systematics (Taxonomy),   Spatial Planning  |