We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Researcher (with 50% Postdoctoral
duties and 50% coordinator duties)
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (GENDER STUDIES; GENDER AND THE EUROPEAN
UNION; GENDER AND POLITICS RESEARCH)
Our project „Gender, party politics and democracy in Europe: A study
of European Parliament’s party groups“ (EUGenDem) at the Tampere
University will run from August 2018 – July 2023 and is directed by
Professor Johanna Kantola. It is funded by European Research Council
(ERC-Consolidator Grant 2017). The project provides a systematic
analysis of the gendered policies and practices of European party
politics. The research comprises a comparative study of the European
Parliament’s (EP) party groups and generates empirical findings about
the significance of gender in the current party political
transformations in Europe. (For more information see
The project EUGenDem is conducted in Gender Studies, at the Faculty of
Social Sciences, Tampere University. Tampere University is an
internationally renowned research-led university and one of the few in
the world to specialize in social sciences.
The postdoctoral researcher will study the European Parliament’s
political groups‘ policies on the European Pillar of Social Rights
from a gender equality perspective. The postdoctoral researcher’s
duties include qualitative data gathering and analysis, high level
academic publishing, participation in regular team meetings and
presenting research at seminars and academic conferences.
50 percent of the job involves being a project coordinator. Duties of
the project coordinator involve scientific reporting about the
project, organizing project events, social media and other external
communications, organizing the internal work of the project, and data
The candidate to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a
PhD degree in a relevant field. Research experience in the European
Union; gender and politics; and social policy are an asset. The
candidate must have the ability to conduct independent scientific
research. The candidate should have excellent analytical and
methodological skills and be able to work both independently and
collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community.
The candidate must have strong coordination skills, and previous
experience in project management/coordination or similar tasks is an
asset. The successful candidates are expected to have excellent skills
in written and oral English. Skills in Finnish or Swedish are not
The position is fulltime and will be filled for a fixed-term period of
3 years. The appointment is expected to start on 1 August 2019 or as
mutually agreed. Trial period of six (6) months applies to all new
The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the
employee’s personal performance in accordance with the Finnish
University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to
teaching and research staff, for a Postdoctoral Researcher, an
approximate salary of is 3300-3600 EUR/month.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health
care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus
and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts.
Please read more about working at Tampere University.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application through our online recruitment system.
The closing date for applications is April 14 2019 (at 23.59 EEST /
20.59 UTC). Applications and all accompanying documentation should be
written in English. All attached documents should preferably be in PDF
Interviews will be held 7-9 May 2019.
Application should include the following documents:
(1) A CV (excluding publications, max. 2 pages)
(2) A numbered list of publications compiled according to the Academy
of Finland guidelines. Please indicate your five most important
(3) Contact information for two referees
(4) A research statement (max. 4 pages) consisting of a brief
description of previous research experience (including academic
networks and non-academic co-operation), its relevance to this
position, and statement of motivation for the position applied for
For further information on the position please contact Professor
Johanna Kantola, johanna.kantola (at) tuni.fi.
Professor of Gender Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Twitter: @johanna_kantola @EUGenDem @UTAGender