Postdoctoral Research Position in Life-Course Studies at Tallinn University in Estonia, 2017

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The Tallinn University is now accepting applications for the postdoctoral position from international applicants. Successful applicants will participate in the work of the Tallinn University Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies.The aim of the Tallinn University Centre of Excellence to facilitate the initiation and implementation of high-level interdisciplinary research projects involving studies of life-course in cooperation with sociologists, demographers and political scientists.

Tallinn University is the largest university of humanities in Tallinn and the third biggest public university in Estonia. Their five interdisciplinary focus fields are educational innovation, digital and media culture, cultural competencies, healthy and sustainable lifestyle and society and open governance.

Course Level: This position is available to postdoctoral researchers.

Study Subject:
 This position is awarded for pursuing research projects involving studies of life-course in cooperation with sociologists, demographers and political scientists.

Scholarship Award:  To be agreed, according to Tallinn University Remuneration Regulation.

Number of Scholarship: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the Estonia

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • A personally signed application-motivation letter addressed to the Rector in which the candidate provides an overview of the aims that he or she will seek to realise in developing the field of teaching, research, and development or creative activity.
  • A CV containing data listed in Annex 11 (.doc .pdf) of Employment Regulation Rules. Data on teaching, research and development and creative activity may also be presented in the form of a printout from databases. In presenting a printout, it must be noted in the CV which data, as listed in Annex 11, are presented as a printout.
  • Copies of the document proving the qualification to hold the position and its annexes. Originals of the document proving qualification and its annexes or certified copies may be requested from the candidate. If a degree has been earned abroad, an assessment from the ENIC/NARIC Centre certifying the correspondence of that qualification to the requirements established for the employment position may be requested from the candidate.
  • A list of research publications that sets out in a separate section the research work published in international editions that have an international editorial board and employ a peer review system.  The list of the candidate’s research publications is shown preferably in ETIS.
  • Link to the full text of, or, if it is not possible, a file of one representative research publication.
  • Applicants should hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in Sociology, Political Science, Demography or cognate fields awarded within the past five years as of the deadline for the submission of the grant application.
    The application documents shall be submitted only in English if proficiency in Estonian is not required from the person filling the position.

Nationality: International applicants can apply for this position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants should hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in Sociology, Political Science, Demography or cognate fields awarded within the past five years as of the deadline for the submission of the grant application.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have fluent English (C1) for teaching and research.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

How to Apply:  The candidates are expected to submit by 17th April 2017 (including) to Personnel Office of Tallinn University (Narva mnt 25, room T-219, 10120, Tallinn, or digitally signed to [email protected]), with the title “Academic competition” the following documents:

  • A personally signed application-motivation letter addressed to the Rector in which the candidate provides an overview of the aims that he or she will seek to realise in developing the field of teaching, research and development or creative activity.
  • A CV containing data listed in Annex 11 (.doc .pdf) of Employment Regulation Rules. Data on teaching, research and development and creative activity may also be presented in the form of a printout from databases. In presenting a printout, it must be noted in the CV which data, as listed in Annex 11, are presented as a printout.
  • Copies of the document proving the qualification to hold the position and its annexes. Originals of the document proving qualification and its annexes or certified copies may be requested from the candidate. If a degree has been earned abroad, an assessment from the ENIC/NARIC Centre certifying the correspondence of that qualification to the requirements established for the employment position may be requested from the candidate.
  • A list of research publications that sets out in a separate section the research work published in international editions that have an international editorial board and employ a peer review system. The list of the candidate’s research publications is shown preferably in ETIS;
  • Link to the full text of, or, if it is not possible, a file of one representative research publication.
  • The application documents shall be submitted only in English if proficiency in Estonian is not required from the person filling the position.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 17, 2017.

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