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Full professor in Sociology

The department of Sociology at Umeå University, Sweden, is recruiting a professor in sociology. The position is permanent.

Work duties

The position includes developing research at the department. This involves conducting your own research, initiating new research projects, and actively working on applications to obtain external financing. The appointment includes internal funds which currently allow for 50 per cent research. At least 20 per cent of the duties consist of teaching and/or leadership assignments. The work is located in Umeå and the duties require attendance in person at the workplace.

About Us

The department is a dynamic research environment with over 50 employees. Our research covers areas such as attitude research, family sociology, labour market research, digital sociology, science studies, political sociology, ageing, economic sociology, and medical sociology. The department also participates in a number of degree programmes alongside other departments at the university. For more information about our work, please visit our website:


The application should be formatted according to the guidelines set out by the Faculty of Social Sciences. The guidelines may be found here. We prefer to receive the application and documentation in English. The The closing date for applications is 20th February 2019. See the call for more information.

More information
Umeå University

Prefekt Jenny-Ann Brodin Danell, +46 90 786 98 14, jenny-ann.danell [at]