Project Researcher in RUCARR

Malmö University
June 07, 2023
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We are looking for

Project Researcher at the research platform Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR), at the Faculty of Culture and Society, the Department of Global Political Studies. The employment period is one month.

Work duties

The project researcher will commit to conducting active research in accordance with the project outline submitted in the application and will be expected to spend the full month of the research stay in Malmö. The project researcher will present their research at a RUCARR seminar, participate in other seminars at RUCARR and Global Political Studies and will make themselves available for consultations with junior scholars and PhD candidates at the department and at the research platform.


Those who have completed a doctoral degree or have corresponding scientific competence are eligible to be appointed as project researcher.

In addition to formal competence, University employees must possess the personal capacities necessary to perform the duties of the position well and to represent the University in the best possible way.

Specific requirements for this position:

  • PhD degree on a topic relevant to the RUCARR regional focus of research (Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus region, including relations with adjacent countries).
  • Documented research experience aligned with current research priorities and fields of expertise among RUCARR staff.
  • Good proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking).
  • The following would be of benefit for the position:

  • Additional proficiency in a language of the RUCARR region.
  • Assessment criteria

    Expertise in the specific field relevant to the appointment in question will be the primary point of evaluation. The assessment of candidates will be based on their research proposal and their qualifications and track record as researchers. The assessment criteria are excellence of research, track record of publications and goodness of fit with RUCARR research priorities and field of competence.

    Faculty, Department and Research environment

    The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. The Faculty conducts postgraduate studies in the following subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Media and Communication Studies and Urban Studies.

    The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment with Bachelor programs in European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Diversity Studies, International Relations, Human Rights, and Political Science. There are two Masters programs in IMER and Global Politics as well as two Ph.D. programmes in the same subjects. The Department's educational programmes and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platform RUCARR (Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus Regional Research).

    Read more about the Faculty of Culture and Society here.

    Read more about the Department of Global Political Studies here.

    Read more about the research platform Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR) here

    Further information

    Professor Bo Petersson ([email protected]) and Professor Karina Vamling ([email protected]).

    For general employment and procedural questions, contact Kristina Fors, HR, [email protected]

    In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

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    You apply for this position via Malmö University's recruitment system by clicking on the "Apply" button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the job advertisement, and that it is submitted to the University no later than 2023-06-07. The application must be written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages. As an applicant, you are responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

    The application must include:

  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • Documentation of scientific expertise incl. the primary scientific work to be considered (maximum three). The scientific works are uploaded on selection question 3.
  • Copies of degree certificates and other relevant certificates
  • A proposal concerning the research to be carried out during the month-long stay at Malmö University.
  • The rules for appointment of teaching staff at Malmö University are regulated in the Appointment Rules at Malmö University.

    Merits and qualifications must be documented according to Qualifications portfolio for lecturers/researchers at Malmö University.

    Application documents

    We accept application documents digitally. Physical documents are accepted only in exceptional cases. Contact [email protected] if you have books and any other documents that cannot be sent electronically.


    This is a temporary, full-time (100 %) position to be held during one month. Travel expenses and accommodation in Malmö will be covered.

    Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

    Malmö University applies individual salary setting.

    Start date

    1 October 2023 or by earliest convenience and agreement in 2023.

    Union representatives

    Saco-S Rebecka Johansson, [email protected]

    OFR/ST, Martin Reissner, [email protected]

    We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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