Researcher in Sociology of Education Specializing in Quantitative Analyses

Uppsala University Department of Education


Researcher in Sociology of Education specializing in quantitative analyses


Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.


The Department of Education (EDU) conducts research and offers PhD programs and other programs and courses at the undergraduate level in Pedagogy, Curriculum Studies/Didactics and Sociology of Education. EDU participates in teacher training programs and the Bachelor’s Program in Human Resource Management and Working Life. The department also offers several Master’s Programs. The department has about 280 employees; 185 of these are university teachers/researchers, 70 doctoral students and 25 administrators. For more information about the department, please visit

Work description: Research within the department’s research environments. The holder of this position will mainly conduct research, apply for external research funds within the research area, and, to some extent, do administration. This position requires a continuous presence at the department, active participation in research seminars, and on-going presentations of own research. Teaching and supervision may be included but not more than 20 percent of the position.

Required qualifications: Applicants are eligible for this employment if they hold a PhD or have achieved the equivalent scientific competence in the research area. The appointee must have pedagogical skills and other personal qualities to fulfil the requirements of the position well. Documented skills of conducting independent research as well as good writing and speaking skills in English are required. 

Additional Qualifications: Research based on statistics in relevant areas within Sociology of Education is a particular merit.

For this recruitment, the university will only consider candidates who, after an overall assessment, show the highest qualifications and personal qualities for performing and developing project tasks and contributing to the positive development of the department and its activities.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Salary will be negotiated individually

Start date of employment: 1 March 2020 or as otherwise agreed

Type of employment: Temporary position until 27 February 2021 

Working hours: Full time (100%)

For further information about this position please contact the head of the department, Dr. Henrik Edgren, telephone: 018-471 2455; e-mail:

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 12 March 2020, UFV‑PA 2020/667

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Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Education

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/667

Last application date: 2020-03-12

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