Tourism Studies have been part of the Linnaeus University and the former Kalmar University College since 1978, and is the oldest institution in Sweden offering courses and degrees in Tourism. The tourism research group today consists of seven faculty including one postdoc position. The group aims to strengthen its research capacity over the coming years. Current research is conducted in an array of subject fields within tourism studies including hospitality, events, planning, passenger transport and community studies, from sustainability perspectives. The tourism research group is strategically focusing on sustainability research, and more broadly contextualised in the new climate regime and the 2015 Paris Accord on climate change, an area in which the group has international standing. The group also maintains ties to the world’s leading research environments in this field.
Tourism research at Linnaeus University is interdisciplinary with its base in Tourism Studies, but strongly influenced by business studies, human geography and sociology. We welcome strong applicants with documented interest in line with the tourism research group’s focus area, who meet the formal requirements and who have a background related to the above mentioned disciplines.
The tourism research group is physically based in Kalmar, a historical city with a population of 67,000. Kalmar is characterized by a vibrant student life as well as its proximity to Öland, Sweden’s most popular holiday destination.
Subject area for the role: Tourism Studies
Placement location: Kalmar
Extent and period: March 2018-February 2020.
The basis for a postdoctoral position is 100 % temporary position for two years.
Context of position:
The position is part of the tourism research group. Tasks consist mainly of research within the field of tourism studies, both by yourself and in cooperation with colleagues at Linnaeus and internationally. You are expected to become part of the department's social environment and network. Undertaking teaching and tutoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, at up to 20% of the position, makes it possible to better connect with colleagues and students, though it is not a necessary condition for acceptance.
A PhD, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD, completed no more than three years before the application deadline, in Tourism Studies or in other related subject, is a formal precondition for qualification.
Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area.
To be eligible for this position, language skills are required. The applicant needs to prove that her/his English is fluent in both spoken and written forms. Swedish is an advantage.
The choice of the applicant will be based on her/his documented research output (qualitative as well as quantitative), as well as her/his ambition to pursue a postdoc efficiently. The research group puts great emphasis on cooperation and teamwork.
Details about the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Åsa Lindström, tel +46 480-49 71 18
Research group coordinator Stefan Gössling, tel +46 70-492 26 34
Requests regarding application procedure and employment can be obtained from HR-partner Lotta Annetun, tel +46 470-76 74 01
Union representatives can be reached via the University switchboard, tel. +46 772-28 80 00.
Last application date is January 31, 2018.
Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents you want to invoke, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and the documents you attach in your application are what the external experts will evaluate. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 on the closing day.