Stockholm School of Economics: MERITA Postdoc (Sweden)

Postdocs
Postdoc with MERITA, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden. Deadline: open until position is filled; they prefer a start date in January 2023.

The Center for Responsible Leadership at the Stockholm School of Economics is seeking candidates for a 1-year 80% Post Doc position within the MERITA project. Candidates should have a research background in topics related to migration studies. They especially seek candidates with a multi-disciplinary academic background to organize the research activities of the MERITA project. As a Postdoc in the MERITA project, you will be central to the organization of the forum, the development of a research application and at least one co-authored publication.

U Gothenburg: Intercultural Communication (Sweden)

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Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Deadline: 17 May 2022.

Subject area description: The topic of communication focuses on understanding various forms of communication in different contexts. Communication is an interdisciplinary area at the intersection of social sciences, humanities and technology. Intercultural communication explores the influence of culture on communication in different areas of application, ranging from business to cooperation and conflict.

Job assignments: This position of senior lecturer includes teaching and skills development, with the aim that the teaching will be research connected. In this position you are expected to:

  • Teach courses in the international Master’s in Communication programme (which is taught entirely in English).
  • Ensure that your teaching efforts are based on research-related competence.
  • Prepare and deliver entire courses or parts of courses and be able to take on course responsibilities.
  • Grade examination assignments.
  • Supervise master’s theses widely across the field of communication.
  • Other administrative tasks related to the position might be relevant.

Karlstad U: Intercultural Studies (Sweden)

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Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Studies, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden. Deadline: 15 March 2022.

Intercultural Studies at Karlstad University is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry dealing with the significance of cultural differences for social relations in contemporary society. Intercultural communication is an important part of this object of study. Karlstad University is the only higher education institution in Sweden offering intercultural studies as a main field of study, and there are plans in the making to offer second-cycle education. The subject belongs to the Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Intercultural Studies offers a well-established and wide range of courses. There are courses in Swedish and English, distance or on-campus, full-time or part-time. In addition to first-cycle courses, they also offer tailor-made contract education and lectures to businesses, schools, and other organisations and authorities.

The position includes teaching, course coordination, and supervision and summative assessment. The candidate is expected to actively participate in the development work of the subject. Teaching duties will vary and include teaching on-campus courses as well as distance courses. A considerable part of teaching will be conducted in English. The position may also include teaching summer courses.

The candidate is expected to participate in the subject’s research activities by applying for external research funding, individually or as part of a group, and by managing one’s own research projects.

Some research/continuing professional development is included in the position with the possibility of increasing the number of hours allocated to research and professional development through one of the university’s faculty funded research groups and through externally funded research.

Malmo U: International Migration & Ethnic Relations (Sweden)

“JobAssociate Senior Lecturer in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden. Deadline: 24 November 2021.

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. programs in the same subjects. The research environment also includes the research institute MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platforms RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research) and REDEM (Rethinking Democracy).

The position as Associate Senior Lecturer in IMER is intended to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to develop their independence as researchers and advance their research and teaching competence. The position offers young academics the opportunity gain experience and qualifications for a permanent appointment as Senior Lecturer.

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study Fellowships (Sweden)

Fellowships

Barbro Klein Fellowship Programme 2021-22, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden. Deadline: 1 October 2020.

The Barbro Klein Fellowship Programme is a newly launched research programme, which intends to advance the study of cultural diversity in a global perspective. The fellowship is open to scholars from across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on research on cultural and social diversity, cultural heritage and creativity, societal structures and public resistance, and varieties of cultural expressions in local and global perspective.

The programme gives fellows the opportunity to concentrate on their own research interests, free from the teaching and administrative obligations of ordinary university life. Fellows are, however, expected to be active members of the scholarly community of the Collegium and to participate in seminars and academic events beyond their own fields of specialization.

The fellowship programme encourages, but is not limited to, applications from talented younger scholars in non-Western countries and of underrepresented gender. At the time of application, the candidate must have held a PhD (or equivalent degree) for at least three years. The application must have a promising track record of independent achievements beyond the post-doctoral level, including significant publications, and be active in international fora.

Malmo U: PHD Studentship: International Migration & Ethnic Relations (Sweden)

“Studentships“Doctoral position in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Department of Global Political Studies, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden. Deadline: 7 September 2020.

Doctoral programme in International Migration and Ethnic relations (IMER)

Scholars within IMER study, among other subjects, the national, regional, international and global causes and effects of migration in both the society of origin and destination on a structural, institutional, collective, and individual level. IMER is an inherently multi- and interdisciplinary subject, in which for instance sociology, political science, cultural geography, anthropology, economic history, economics, social work, history, ethnology, religious studies, gender studies, and cultural studies are represented. The goal of the programme is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the doctoral student to conduct research independently and contribute to the development of knowledge within the chosen subject area. The doctoral programme comprises 240 higher education credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies), of which 60 credits are from courses. It is completed when the doctoral student publicly defends his/her printed doctoral dissertation (180 credits).

SCAS Fellowships 2020-21 (Sweden)

FellowshipsGeneral Residential Fellowship Programme, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies (SCAS), Uppsala, Sweden. Deadline for academic year 2021/22: 1 July 2020.

The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) offers a General Residential Fellowship Programme open to scholars from all countries. The programme gives fellows the opportunity to concentrate on their own research interests, free from the teaching and administrative obligations of ordinary university life. Fellows are, however, expected to be active members of the scholarly community of the Collegium and to participate in seminars and academic events beyond their own fields of specialization.

At the time of application, the candidate must have held a PhD (or equivalent degree) for at least three years. Early career scholars must have a promising track record of independent achievements beyond the post- doctoral level, including significant publications, and be active in international fora. Senior candidates (those who have held a PhD for at least ten years) must have demonstrated a track record of significant and original research achievements over a sequence of years and be active at the international forefront of their research fields. Scholars may apply for a full academic year or one semester.

CFP Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (Sweden)

ConferencesCall for Papers: 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism: X-Disciplinarity in Multilingualism Research, June 10–12, 2020, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. Deadline: 1 December 2019.

Organizers are inviting proposals for presentations at The 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (NCB12), to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 10–12, 2020. The conference is organized by the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, and the venue will be Campus Frescati, Stockholm University.

The general theme of the conference, “X-Disciplinarity in Multilingualism Research”, will be reflected primarily in the five plenary talks. Submissions for oral presentations, posters, and colloquia that directly or indirectly address the theme are particularly encouraged, although papers that do not are just as welcome!

Submissions may cover (any combination of) sociolinguistic, educational-linguistic, structural-linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic perspectives on multilingualism. Linguistic aspects may include (but are not limited to) phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, semantic, pragmatic, and discourse domains of multilingualism, and submissions may deal with language perception and/or production, as well as spoken, written, and/or signed modes of multilingualism, in contexts of (for example) simultaneous and sequential bilingual development, child and adult first, second, third, or heritage language acquisition, learning, teaching, and use, as well as aspects of language attrition, loss, maintenance, reactivation, and revitalization. We are aiming for a broad representation of (combinations of) methodological approaches, ranging from experimental designs and brain imaging techniques to linguistic anthropology and ethnography.

Please note that the conference is not limited to multilingualism issues related specifically to the Nordic/Scandinavian contexts or languages, nor is it exclusive to researchers active in the Nordic countries/Scandinavia. NCB12 welcomes submissions from anywhere in the world, on any multilingualism context, involving any languages.

CFP Migration & Integration in Contemporary Societies (Sweden)

ConferencesOrganizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies [OMICS] Conference, 6-9 November, 2019, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2019; Deadline for full papers: 9 October 2019.

Growth in international migration has prompted a diversity of efforts to manage global migratory flows as well as improve and streamline the economic, social and political integration of migrants into the host countries. Migration and integration today involve a myriad of actors such as international and regional bodies, state agencies and municipalities, companies, interest groups, community-embedded, civil society organizations as well as individuals, including migrants, who design, implement reproduce, participate in, and replicate individual or collaborative initiatives aimed at facilitating migration and integration. Some efforts are planned and involve years of preparation and the engagement of large coalition of actors; others are ephemeral and ad hoc, emerging from one day to the next only to disappear again quickly. Some efforts aim at facilitating transnational migration others at improving migrants’ health, at supporting migrants’ inclusion into the host countries’ education system or the labour market, at preventing radicalization, or securing migrants’ civic, social and legal inclusion in the new country. From a coordination and organizing perspective, this myriad of actors and activities separated in time and space poses not only far-reaching challenges, but also great opportunities.

These challenges and opportunities demand novel and critical research and interdisciplinary approaches from a range of disciplines, such as anthropology, educational sciences, health sciences, information technology, international studies, law and human rights, management and organization studies, migration studies, political science, social work and sociology. This to rethink how migration shapes and produces inclusion and exclusion around the world – from welfare states in the Global North to the states of the Global South.

CFP Multilingualism Diversity & Democracy (Sweden)

ConferencesCALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS: Multilingualism, Diversity and Democracy (MuDD) Conference 2019, Jönköping University, Sweden, 8-10 April 2019. Deadline: 15 January 2019.

An international conference organized by the Communication, Culture and Diversity (CCD) network-based research group, School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, and sponsored by the Swedish Research Council.

The MuDD2019 international conference will bring together international experts from across the global-North and the global-South with the intent of interrogating the continuing dichotomized situation (in particular in nation-states like Sweden) wherein mono-lingualism and mono-culturalism constitutes the norm and multilingualism and diversity are seen as the exception. MuDD2019 also has the potential to create new knowledge of relevance for present day challenges related to mobility, migration and communication across virtual-physical spaces. It will bring together senior and junior scholars from different research disciplines, including professionals from among other sectors the educational and cultural sectors, thus allowing for theorizing and bridging the dichotomies between monodisciplinary research areas and professional fields.

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