Postdoctoral fellow in Human Geography, Sweden

    Postdoctoral fellow in Human Geography, Sweden

    Postdoctoral fellow in Human Geography, with emphasis on Housing and Urban Geography, at Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF), Uppsala University, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

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


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


    To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree in Human geography or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Human geography. 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 trade unions, etc.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    Besides conducting own research for two years, a post-doctor has a ten percent of full time obligation to teach at the Human Geography department and is also expected to take active part in seminars and other activities organized by the institute.

    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.

    Personal circumstances (such as parental leave) that in a favorable way can affect the evaluation of the applicant’s productivity, should be included in the description of merits and experiences.

    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

    Human Geography housing and urban research at IBF has a strong focus on social issues such as power relations from an intersectional perspective (gender, social class, race/ethnicity) and we engage in different aspects of the workings of the housing market, including the drivers, dynamics and consequences of segregation, housing policy, financialization of housing, urban planning, spatial perspectives on social justice and the right to housing and to the city. We welcome a variety of methodological approaches, qualitative as well as quantitative. For the latter IBF provides excellent longitudinal and geo-coded micro data that offer possibilities for addressing a range of issues relating to urban and neighbourhood dynamics, including GIS-based analyses.


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    Postdoctoral in Human Geography, with emphasis on Housing and Urban Geography

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday June 12th, 2021 (GMT+9)