Posted on: 23 January, 2019
Application deadline: February 20, 2019

Professor in Sociology, Umeå University, Sweden

The department of Sociology at Umeå University, Sweden, is recruiting a professor in sociology with starting date as soon as possible or according to agreement. The position is permanent.

Work duties

The position includes duties such as initiating, leading, and developing research at the department. This involves conducting your own research, initiating new research projects, and actively working on applications to obtain external financing, among other things. The research can be within one of the department’s research areas, or within a field which contributes to developing the department’s operations. The duties include teaching and supervision on all levels, active participation in the department’s operations, and cooperation with society. The appointment may include leadership assignments. The appointment includes internal funds which currently allow for 50 per cent research. At least 20 per cent of the duties consist of teaching and/or leadership assignments. The work is located in Umeå. The duties require attendance in person at the workplace.

Assessment grounds

Assessment grounds when appointing a professor shall include proficiency in relevant aspects and of a level necessary for the position. Additional assessment grounds include administrative proficiency and cooperative ability.

When weighting the various assessment criteria, scientific proficiency shall be prioritised. Pedagogical proficiency shall also be given high priority. After this, administrative proficiency and cooperative ability shall be considered.

The recruitment process may include interviews, trial lectures, and checking of references.

About Us

The department is a dynamic research environment with over 50 employees. Our research covers areas such as attitude research, family sociology, labour market research, digital sociology, science studies, political sociology, ageing, economic sociology, and medical sociology. The department also participates in a number of degree programmes alongside other departments at the university. For more information about our work, please visit our website: 

Application The application should be formatted according to the guidelines set out by the Faculty of Social Sciences. The guidelines may be found here. We prefer to receive the application and documentation in English.