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Postdoctoral position(s) in sociology at Stockholm University Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Stockholm University seeks to employ one or two post doc researcher(s) for the project Social Networks, Attitudes, and Political Behavior. The project is focused on analyzing a unique dataset, combining survey data and register data, to study social network and contextual effects (neighborhoods and schools) on individual political attitudes and behavior. We are studying e.g., xenophobia, gender equality, moral economy, trust, social cohesion, party preferences, and political engagement.

We expect the successful applicant(s) to pursue state-of-the-art quantitative data analysis and to write articles aimed for publication in international journals, independently and in collaboration with other researchers in the group.

The deadline for applying is November 1, 2013.

The applicant should have earned a PhD degree in a relevant area within the last five years. The applicant should have relevant skills in quantitative data analysis, and should have demonstrated ability to write in English.

Terms of employment
Two-year post doc position(s), starting February 1, 2014.

The application, in English, should include and be organized as follows:

- a cover letter outlining your qualifications, relevant experiences and interest in the position,
- CV
- copies of degree certificates
- list of publications, with peer-reviewed articles listed separately
- two letters of recommendation.

For further information
please contact Professor Jens Rydgren,
phone +46-(0)8-163176+46-(0)73 3127688jens.rydgren@sociology.su.se.

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, labeled with the reference number SU FV-2404-13, should be emailed to the following address no later than November 1, 2013: [email protected].


Stockholm University, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology is one of 17 departments included in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Stockholm University Demographic Unit, SUDA, is a part of the Department of Sociology. All in all we are about 70 employees, whereof about 10 professors, 10 associate professors (docents), 15...

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