Postdoc Opportunity: Gender, Environment and Rural Development in Europe, Swedish University of Agricultural Science

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Department of Urban and rural development

The Department of Urban and Rural Development offers a stimulating research environment. Research and education at the department are carried out at four different divisions: Agrarian History, Rural Development, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Communication. The appointment will be at the Division of Rural Development. The Division of Rural Development consists of two subject areas: Rural Development in the Global South and Rural Development in Sweden and Europe. An international master’s program in Rural Development and Natural Resource Management and a 5-year professional program in agronomy focusing on rural development are offered by the Division.

Subject description:

The position is within the subject of Rural development in Sweden and Europe. Project proposals are welcome that bring a feminist lens on to questions of European rural development and its global interconnections such as in the contexts of agrarian change, global environmental and climate governance, questions of indigeneity and resource governance and migration and welfare politics. Applicants should provide a 2000-5000 word research proposal in English that asks a specific set of questions within one of the wider topics outlined here, being sure to articulate how the project addresses questions of justice.



We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join and develop our research group on Rural development in Sweden and Europe. Your task will be to identify important knowledge gaps in your field of research, to bring critical and feminist perspectives to work on rural development and/or environmental governance through fieldwork. You will also take an active part in academic activities in the division and contribute to building up the subject.


The candidate should have a Ph.D. in the social sciences or humanities and documented expertise in the area of his/her proposal and of having fieldwork skills. The applicant should also have documented capability to carry out independent research and skills in writing scientific publications. Excellent English communication skills are expected. As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most.
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The position is a 2 years postdoctoral position


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