Postdoctoral and Senior Research Fellowships at Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research

Postdoctoral research fellowships

The University of Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research open three (3) two-year fixed-term Category III RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS starting on 1 August 2017.

Fellows in Category III (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, tutkijatohtori) must have completed a doctoral degree in the year 2013 or after. The fellowships are meant for researchers who are currently working at the University of Tampere, or for researchers who are working in a foreign university and interested in developing cooperation with researchers working at the University of Tampere. The selection criteria to be used are the applicant’s academic merits demonstrated by his/her application documents with emphasis on internationality. The appointed Fellows are expected to work and take part of joint activities at the premises of the University of Tampere, and live in Finland during their research period. The Fellows are also expected to participate in the postgraduate education of their field (5% of total working hours).

The monthly salary of Category III Fellow (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) is 4,320 euros.

Senior research fellowships

The University of Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research declares open three (3) two-year fixed-term Category II RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS starting on 1 August 2017.

Fellows in Category II (Senior Research Fellow, yliopistotutkija) must have completed a doctoral degree and conducted research actively after that. The fellowships are meant for researchers who are currently working at the University of Tampere or for researchers who are working in a foreign university and interested in developing cooperation with researchers working at the University of Tampere. Former Collegium (UTACAS) Fellows can be appointed if at the beginning of their new research period five (5) years have passed since the end of the previous research period. The selection criteria to be used are the applicant’s academic merits demonstrated by his/her application documents with emphasis on internationality.

The appointed Fellows are expected to work and take part of joint activities at the premises of the University of Tampere and live in Finland during the research period. The Fellows are also expected to participate in the postgraduate education of their field (5% of total working hours).

The monthly salary of Category II Fellow (Senior Research Fellow) is 5,020 euros.

Research topics

According to its operating principle, the IASR does not pursue any other profile than fostering advanced research focused on society. This is why defining some theme would also be a very complex matter. On the one hand, by choosing some specific theme, the Steering Committee could annually select such Fellows whose interests run parallel and so could easily form a community, which would also facilitate cooperation. On the other hand, some specific theme would limit the number of the potential applicants in advance and so the Fellows would be selected partly on criteria other than their merits. At least as long as the resources of the IASR are limited, it is more desirable that the application for the fellowships should remain open to everyone interested.

The IASR defines "society" in very broad terms. Therefore, the meaning of "society" is not restricted to the nation-state or to macro structures; rather, it is synonymous to social reality. Research focused on it denotes investigations aiming to explain social phenomena and, in doing so, takes into account the special features of social reality, for instance, the fact that people's interpretations of reality and their ways of relating to it are an essential part of that reality. The broad definition also means thet not only social scientists, but also scholars from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including the humanities, education, psychology, management, the health sciences and information sciences, are eligible for a fellowship.

Application date
15 Feb 2017
Date of residence
1 Aug 2017
Duration
2 years
Country
Europe Finland
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Medical Ethics Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Computer science Medicine
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
3 postdoc, 3 senior
Award granted
Postdoc: € 4.320; senior: € 5.020 monthly salary
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