Post-doctoral research position in Social Work on gender inequality in working life and family life

The Department of Social Work at Umeå University is calling for applicants for the position of postdoctoral fellow.

Work responsibilities and duties

The postdoctoral fellow will mainly be expected to conduct their own research. In addition to this research, the position may include a maximum of 0.2 FTE of teaching or other departmental duties.

The successful applicant will conduct research on gender inequality in working life and family life. Previous and ongoing projects in this area study gender inequality in working life and in the interaction between working life, family life and the welfare state. A general aim has been to gain understanding of persistent inequalities while identifying trends towards change, and to study interactions between gender and other stratification such as social class and ethnicity/national origin. The research has covered themes such as skills, salary and career, flexibilisation and modern job demands, and stress and work-family conflict. These themes have been studied by means of Swedish and country-comparative studies, primarily using statistical methods but also with qualitative structures.

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