Researcher in Demography
Stockholm University Department of Sociology

Researcher in Demography (fixed-term employment) Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-3936-21


at the Department of Sociology. Closing date: 31 December 2021.

The Department of Sociology at Stockholm University is a top ranked department offering a collaborative and international research environment. The department has about 100 employees, 600 annual students and contains the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA).

Project description

The position will be associated with SUDA’s research on trends in fertility and mortality, including with focus on patterns in fertility and mortality among the descendants of immigrants in Sweden. The position will be located within two different projects, one on mortality levels among migrant-origin populations and another on rising social inequalities and Swedish fertility decline: and

Main responsibilities

The position involves research mainly based on Swedish register data.

Qualification requirements

Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills and the applicant’s previous publications records in relation to these projects. The applicant should demonstrate solid experience with quantitative research and specific experience with longitudinal data.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for one year with the possibility of extension with another year. Start date is in 2022 as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Demography Unit, Professor Gunnar Andersson, telephone: +46 8 16 32 61,, and Matthew Wallace,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 31/12/2021


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