Nordic Researcher from Finland

Closing Date for applications: 14 May 2018

Job Description

Successful candidate will be expected to propose a research project that will be located within one of the Institute’s research thematic areas, namely:

  • Inclusive growth, poverty and inequality in urban and rural Africa
  • Climate change and sustainable development
  • Conflict, security and democratic transformation
  • Mobility and migration
  • Gender equality

The Institute will prioritize research proposals in those focal research themes where there is identified gaps in Institute’s current capacity.

The Researcher at the Institute is expected to initiate and execute research projects, policy dialogues, media programmes and other intellectual engagements and activity including proposal writing, seminar workshops, and networking with government official and policy makers in the Nordic countries. In addition, the Researcher carries out other activities as may be assigned to them by the Head of Research such as review of proposals for scholarship programmes, planning and organizing seminars, workshops and conferences, and facilitating academic collaboration with researchers and research institutions working on African issues around the world, particularly in Africa and the Nordic countries.

Qualifications

The application should contain:
A. A proposal for research project not exceeding 5 pages. It should include

  • Research questions, problems, methodology and theory;
  • Possible sources of funding for research project outside the Nordic Africa Institute;
  • Strategy for dissemination of research results (including contribution to policy engagements).

B. A complete CV with a list of scientific publications where it is clearly indicated which publications are formally considered as peer reviewed.
C. Three of the applicant’s own peer review publications (in three copies each if print copies are sent) relating to the proposed area of research.
D. The names and addresses (phone, fax, e-mail) of at least two referees.

As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their proposed research projects for the Nordic Africa Institute.

The application

The application should contain:

A. A proposal for research project not exceeding 5 pages. It should include

  • Research questions, problems, methodology and theory;
  • Possible sources of funding for research project outside the Nordic Africa Institute;
  • Strategy for dissemination of research results (including contribution to policy engagements).

B. A complete CV with a list of scientific publications where it is clearly indicated which publications are formally considered as peer reviewed.
C. Three of the applicant’s own peer review publications (in three copies each if print copies are sent) relating to the proposed area of research.
D. The names and addresses (phone, fax, e-mail) of at least two referees.

As part of the recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their proposed research projects for the Nordic Africa Institute.

Condition of Service

To be eligible to apply for the position you must live and work in Finland.

Contract period will be for a fixed period of two years. Salary is negotiable within the Institute’s current salary levels and remuneration packages. Starting date of the employment is negotiable.

Contact persons:
Victor Adetula, Head of Research, Eva-Lena Svensson, Human Resources Manager. Trade Union representatives: Johan Sävström (OFR/ST) and Henrik Alfredsson (Saco-S). All can be reached at +46 18 471 52 00.

More information about NAI’s research focal areas and themes, on-going research activities, grants, library services and publications is available on the Institute’s website: www.nai.uu.se.

The application should be sent:
a) preferably by email to nai-applications@nai.uu.se. (Including publications to the extent possible or by indication of internet addresses where they might be available).

b) or in hard copy by regular post to The Nordic Africa Institute, P. O. Box 1703, SE–751 47 Uppsala, Sweden.

Closing Date for applications: 14 May 2018

NAI is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy in employment and since the institute strives for a balanced proportion of men and women, women are particularly encouraged to apply for the position.

 

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