FES | Federación Española de Sociología

Call - 5 Post Docs in Analytical Sociology (Linköping Univ SE)

Deadline: 1 August 2014

Postdocs at the Institute for Analytical Sociology in Norrköping

The Institute for Analytical Sociology at Linköping University is hiring up to five highly qualified postdocs to be part of an ambitious interdisciplinary research program on modeling segregation processes. The program is directed by Peter Hedström and includes a group of researchers with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds [see http://www.liu.se/ias?l=en].

In the research program, we use large-scale register data, selected field experiments, and the tools of analytical sociology and complexity science to better understand the processes through which schools, organizations, and neighborhoods become segregated.

We seek outstanding social scientists whose research interests and qualifications resonate well with the core themes of the research program, and whose research agendas have a high potential to contribute to the development of the methodological and theoretical foundations of the social sciences. The successful candidates are expected to work independently and to collaborate with colleagues within the project. Experience in handling and analyzing large-scale micro-level data, experimental design, network analysis, and/or agent-based simulation modeling is a merit.

We can offer a stimulating research environment, extraordinary data materials -including micro-level population register data for the years 1990 to 2012 – and competitive salaries. The position will initially be for two years, with a possible extension. The position entails no teaching or supervisión obligations.


The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

Equal opportunities

Linköping University works actively to promote diversity and gender equality.

Starting date

September 1, 2014, or as soon thereafter as possible.


The salary level depends on qualification. A highly qualified applicant can expect a starting salary of 39,000 SEK a month (approximately 52,000 Euro or 71,000 USD per annum).


For more information, please contact Peter Hedström


Application procedure

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