Call: Assistant Professor (TT)

Dec. 19, 2016

Specific subject description

Political science is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, nation, government, and politics and policies of government on a national and international perspective.

Job assignments

The Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer) is primarily expected to conduct research with a focus on the main questions of the research program "Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization", in collaboration with others on the project funded by the European Research Council Consolidator Grant. You can download the project description from

In addition, the successful applicant is expected to teach in the department and to contribute to the daily activities of the V-Dem Institute (as needed with administrative tasks, coding and quality control, data management etc). Research is, however, guaranteed at a minimum of 50 percent of full time employment (FTE).


Eligibility for this position is stated in Chapter 4, subsec. 12 a, and 12 b of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the University of Gothenburg's Appointments Procedure for Teachers. Applicants with a doctorate in a subject area relevant to the position, or with equivalent competence, not older than seven years at the conclusion of the application period, will be given primary consideration. Applicants who have obtained a doctorate earlier may also be considered if there are special reasons. Special reasons include leave of absence due to illness, service in the armed forces or other part of the national defense organization, commissions of trust within professional, union and student organizations, parental leave or other similar circumstances.


Applications are evaluated primarily on research excellence, and secondary on merits with regard to teaching. 

Internationally recognized scientific excellence in one, or preferably more than one, of the following areas is a requirement:
- Research in the field of comparative democratization
- Significant explicit interest in further extending on and use the sequencing methods developed in the V-Dem research program
- Advanced time-series, cross-sectional regression techniques, preferably including Vector Auto-Regression (VAR)
- Sequencing algorithms, and/or Dynamic Treatment Regimes

Documented experience with teaching at under-/graduate level, including lectures, seminars, and advising on papers, is required.

Documented experience with service to the profession and collaboration with the surrounding community is a merit. The applicant should demonstrate resourcefulness, flexibility, and very good ability to work together in different configurations. Excellence in English (orally and written) is a requirement. We will make an overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications and potential with regards to the varying tasks that may be required within the "Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization"-project, and select one judged to complement the rest of the team in the best way possible. Personal qualities relevant for the position are of great importance.


January, 31 2017


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More information

For further information please contact Staffan I Lindberg, Professor ( or Anna-Karin Ingelström, Administrative manager (

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