University of Tallinn, Estonia is offering a small number of postdoctoral research positions in Life-course Studies to qualified international researchers.
Application Deadline: 17th April 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): Tallinn, Estonia
About the Award: The postdoctoral researcher will participate in the work of the Tallinn University Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies. TU Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies aims to facilitate the initiation and implementation of high level interdisciplinary research projects involving studies of life-course in cooperation with sociologists, demographers and political scientists. The planned research projects will focus on the development of life-courses of different generations and social groups (gender, native origin, health status, social status, education) embedded into current and path dependent institutional and social context.
The postdoctoral position entails self-initiated research related to the above mentioned themes as well as in collaboration with other researchers in Centre of Excellence. Besides, the selected applicant are expected to participate actively in the writing of grant proposals and assisting in organising workshops and conferences.
Type: Postdoctoral, Research
Eligibility: Applicants should hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in Sociology, Political Science, Demography or cognate fields awarded within the past five years as of the deadline for the submission of grant application. In case the applicant was on pregnancy, maternity or parental leave, or in compulsory military service (or equivalent alternative service) after the award of the doctoral degree, the period of qualification is extended by the corresponding period in full months, rounded up to the higher number of months. A doctoral degree defended outside of TU is required in the case of a post-doctoral fellow.
The candidate must fulfil all general requirements of the position of a research fellow stipulated in annex 9 (See in link below) of the Employment Relations Rules of Tallinn University.
Selection Criteria: Selection criteria will be based on the academic excellence of the applicant and the quality of the proposed research project. The candidate should have a proven capability to publish in academic journals, have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary research community. The applicant’s experience in the leadership of projects and of successful application for research funding are important selection criteria.
Selection Procedure: The researchers will be recruited through international competition, in accordance with the Employment Relations Rules of the Tallinn University (See in link below)
The selection procedure will be carried out by the election committee of the School of Governance, Law and Society, appointed by the director of the same institute.
Selection will follow an open, transparent and merit-based recruitment process that involves the following phases:
6 March 2017 – Announcement of the competition
- The Personnel Office shall contact every candidate concerning the Rector’s decision and results of the election as soon as possible, but not latest than 2 weeks after the decision.
- The election committee of the unit, where the elected position is situated, shall contact the candidates to make the agreements of the time, place and topic of the public lecture and meetings, if necessary.
Value of Scholarship: To be agreed, according to Tallinn University
Duration of Scholarship: September 1st 2017 to August 31st 2019.
How to Apply: The candidates are expected to submit by 17th April 2017 (including) to Personnel Office of Tallinn University (Narva mnt 25, room T-219, 10120, Tallinn, or digitally signed to firstname.lastname@example.org), with the title “Academic competition” required application documents.
Award Provider: Tallinn University