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Project-specific researcher at CBEES with a special focus on Ukraine and Russia

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Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 13 000 students and 840 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) is tasked with stimulating and developing Södertörn University’s multidisciplinary research and doctoral (third-cycle) education with a focus on the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. CBEES’ objective is to increase the national and international impact of Baltic and Eastern European research from Södertörn University, as well as achieving recognition of the university’s status as a knowledge hub. CBEES is a point of contact, not just within the university, but also for other research environment and the surrounding community. CBEES organises regular seminars, international conferences and summer schools, lectures, workshops, doctoral student meetings and courses, and publishes the Baltic Worlds journal. The research centre has professors, visiting researchers, postdocs, doctoral students and research leaders. The working language at CBEES is English.

We are now welcoming applications for one or more project-specific researchers at CBEES. We are primarily interested in applications from researchers whose research specialises in Ukraine, Russia and the ongoing war and its consequences for societal development and stability in Eastern Europe.

Job description

The duties of a project-specific researcher include research and associated tasks. The duty is to develop research linked to Ukraine and Russia and the effects of the ongoing war on societal development and stability in Eastern Europe.

The position includes participation in CBEES’ activities and the presentation of research results at CBEES’ higher seminars. As far as possible, applicants are expected to work on site at CBEES. 


You are qualified for employment as a project-specific researcher in CBEES’ research areas

if you have a doctoral degree or the equivalent research expertise in a relevant subject. You must also have the personal skills necessary to meet the demands of the position and to be able to represent the university in a way that benefits its activities.

You must be able to express yourself fluently in English, both orally and in writing.

Research expertise is demonstrated through scholarly publications in the relevant subject area, participation in research projects, research collaborations, and contributions to the development of the subject.


The position is for 50% to 100% of a full-time position for a maximum of 11 months.

First date of employment as agreed.


Application deadline: 26 August 2022.

Contact and information

Joakim Ekman, Director, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University. Email: joakim.ekman@sh.se

Vit Kysilka, Officer, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Södertörn University. Email: vit.kysilka@sh.se 

In the event of inconsistency or conflict between the two versions of the advertisement, the Swedish version (Projektforskare på CBEES med särskild inriktning mot Ukraina och Ryssland) will prevail.

The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid. An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected. Södertörn University may apply CV review. 

Welcome with your application! Union representatives: SACO: info.saco@sh.se ST: st@sh.se SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

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