[Job] Postdoc, “Early Citizen Science: How the Public Used Linnaean Instructions to Collect the World” (Deadline: 2 May 2022)

26 maart 2022

The Department of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University invites applications for 1 postdoctoral position linked to the research project Early Citizen Science: How the public used Linnaean instructions to collect the World c. 1750-1850, funded by Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The project runs between 2021 -2026 and includes postdoctoral researchers and guest researchers. We are searching for applicants with a Ph.D. degree and research interests of relevance for the study of history of science and colonial collecting. The employment is tied to the project and the successful candidate will plan and execute his/ her research in collaboration with the principal investigator, Dr Linda Andersson Burnett.

For more information see: https://www.idehist.uu.se/about-us/open-positions/open-position/?positionId=489468

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Duties  Employment as a postdoctoral researcher involves a two year full-time post, pursuing research according to your proposed plan. Teaching and/ or administrative duties will be 20 % of the full-time position. There is the opportunity to run seminar series, workshops and conference events related to your proposed research.

Requirements PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of the employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Applications may be submitted in either Swedish or English and should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae, with a complete list of publications.
  • A description (3–5 pages) of your intended research direction and why you consider yourself well-suited to this particular position. You may wish to include the following: main objective of the project; state of the art; theoretical framework; research questions; methodology, proposed dissemination and outcomes, and how your project would build on your previous research.
  • Certified copies of your degree certificates and grades.
  • A maximum of 5 publications.
  • Names and contact details of two referees.
  • Additional documents to support your application.

Additional qualifications Emphasis will primarily be placed upon academic merits in selecting candidates. Ranking will take place on the basis of the quality of the academic merits. Particular weight will be given to research completed within the field of history of science, history of collecting, eighteenth-century studies or global intellectual history.

About the employment The employment is a temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement.  Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-09-2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Principal investigator, Dr Linda Andersson Burnett, tel. +46 (0)18-471 3541, linda.andersson-burnett@idehist.uu.se; Head of Department Frans Lundgren, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1580, frans.lundgren@idehist.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 2 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1017. Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.