Postdoctoral fellow in Economic History, Institute for Housing and Urban Research

    Postdoctoral fellow in Economic History, Institute for Housing and Urban Research

    Postdoctoral fellow in Economic History, in Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    June 11, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoctoral fellow
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaEconomic History
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceThe Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) 
    Uppsala University
    Contract PeriodNot mentioned
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    To qualify for an employment as a postdoctoral you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in economic history. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The holder of this post doc position in economic history shall undertake research in a self-chosen theme, but within the frames set by IBF’s themes around living arrangements, building and cities. Preferably, the chosen theme is linked to the urbanization of modern Sweden, and it can have a qualitative as well as a quantitative approach. Included in the position is 10% teaching at the department of economic history.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the button “Login and Apply” mentioned above

    Documents Required

    • CV
    • Copy of the PhD degree
    • A research plan that onlines research questions and motivates and describes key aspects of the theoretical and empirical approach. It should also describe how the planned research fits into the housing and urban research field. (Maximum 2,000 words)
    • A list of publications
    • Three full texts in a Scandinavian language or in English
    • Contact information to two reference persons.

    About Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF)

    The Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) is a multidisciplinary research institute with a focus on housing and urban issues. IBF belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University and conducts research, in a broad sense, directed towards housing, the built environment, and urban issues. The institute employs around 45 people, among which the majority are researchers and PhD students. IBF’s goal is to produce interesting and relevant social research of the highest international quality within its thematic area. More information about the institute can be found at

    Economic History is an established discipline at IBF. In recent years, research has foremost been undertaken in relation to early modern dwelling and working conditions. Presently, there is an ambition to widen this profile, and also study Swedish urbanization from the early twentieth century until the present times. The ambition is to link this theme to research done at the Urban Lab, a multidisciplinary initiative created at IBF together with the department of Economics and Uppsala municipality, on questions about towns, cities and the process of urbanization.


    Göran Ryden

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