Post doc with a focus on migration into Northern Europe

At The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Culture and Global Studies, a position as Postdoc (fixed-term max. 2 years) is open for appointment from 1 October 2018 or soon thereafter. The position is for 2 years.

Job description

A two-year Postdoc position is available at the Centre for the study on Migration and Diversity (CoMID) at Aalborg University in Denmark. The position is linked to the cross-disciplinary research project “Global flows of migrants and their impact on North European Welfare States” (FLOW) The FLOW-project-group is based both at the campus in Aalborg and in Copenhagen.

The senior staff members within the FLOW-project have a mixed background in political science, sociology and geography. We seek to establish a cross-disciplinary vibrant and excellent research team dealing with one of the most salient and contested issues in Western Europe. The Postdoc will take part in working on package 2 (project 2.3), with focus on the discursive construction of the effect of immigration on the welfare states in Denmark and Sweden. The project will be based on policy narrative analysis. The Postdoc is expected to participate in the data collection and the analysis of this as well as the publication of the findings. 

In order to qualify for the position, the applicant must have a relevant educational background within sociology, political science or a discipline where the applicant has acquired skills for document analysis. The applicant must be highly proficient in Danish and Swedish. Furthermore, the applicant will be expected to contribute to the development of a methodological tool-box.

In terms of personal qualities, the applicant is expected to have strong interpersonal skills, and to be able to establish and maintain good relations with researchers and students in an environment characterised by cultural diversity.

Daily attendance at the Department is required. In addition, the new employee must be prepared to participate actively in all aspects of the day-to-day activities of the Department and Centre. For information about the research profile of the Department and more, please consult the website at:

Qualification requirements

Candidates must have scientific qualifications at PhD level. In the selection of candidates, emphasis will be placed on research potential and pedagogical qualifications as well as experience with supervision and lectures. To a limited extent other tasks may occur in the position. 

The application must contain the following

• Motivated application.
• Current CV.
• Complete list of publications.
• List of publications that the applicant wishes to be considered. A maximum of 5 publications may be submitted.
• Co-author statements in relation to publications written with other authors must be enclosed with a declaration from each of the authors, stating the extent of the applicant's contribution to the total work. The declaration must be signed by the co-authors. Link to Template.
• Education (copies of documentation for degrees obtained). 
• Documentation for teaching qualifications. Link to Guidelines
The complete application with enclosures is to be submitted online by using the "apply online" button below.

Aalborg University wishes to reflect the diversity of society, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


An expert assessment committee will assess all candidates.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. The selected applicants will be informed of the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will have the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that applies to the applicant in question. When the employment process has been terminated, a final rejection will be sent to the applicants who are not considered for the position.

Contact information

You may obtain further information about the academic contents of the position from Associate Professor Martin Bak Jørgensen, e-mail 

Information about the Department can be found on the following website: Department of Culture and Global Studies.

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, you may contact Lisbeth Palmelund, phone +45 9940 7553, e-mail


Appointment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Salary is in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State.

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Online application - some good advice

Online application - some good advice

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