The department of Economic History and International Relations is a strong and dynamic education and research institution under the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. The department aims to be nationally leading and internationally prominent in its field of both education and research, with a special focus on the three specializations in international relations; international security, international institutions and international political economy. More information about us can be found here: Department of Economic History and International Relations.

The Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS) is an independent research institute founded in 2012 with the aim of creating a more understandable and nuanced picture of Turkish politics for policymakers, business and the general public. The institute is a dynamic and inclusive research environment that encourages innovation, interdisciplinary research, and approaches that include diverse approaches. SUITS is located at the Department of Economic History and International Relations.

Project description

The Department of Economic History and International Relations and the Institute for Turkey Studies are looking for a postdoctoral fellow in International Relations with a focus on Turkish Security Policy/Turkey and International Security. The institute conducts research on Turkish foreign and security policy and the country's relationship with NATO and European security structures. The idea of this appointment is to strengthen that part of the research environment.

Main responsibilities

The position includes independent research on Turkey and international security. The position also includes administrative tasks, up to a maximum of 20 %. 

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assesment criteria

The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

We are particularly interested in candidates with merits in research relevant for international relations, political science or other relevant area. In the appointment, special and equal weight will be attached to:

  • research expertise
  • quality of the research plan
  • previous publications

Special emphasis will be placed on:

  • the ability to collaborate well in groups
  • language skills in English and Turkish (in that order)
  • experience and documented competence in administration and project coordination

About the post

The employment is full-time and valid until further notice, but for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension if there are special reasons. Starting date as agreed, but no later than January 2025.

We offer

With us, you will experience the dynamic interaction between higher education and research that makes Stockholm University an exciting and creative environment. You will work in an international environment and get favourable conditions. The university is located in the National City Park with good transport links to the city.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Magnus Petersson, phone: +46 8 16 31 62,, or Director of SUITS, Paul Levin, phone: +46 73 707 88 88,


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. Attach a personal letter and CV as well as the attachments requested in the application form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Salary Individual salary setting
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number SU FV-2356-24
Union representative
  • ST/OFR,
  • Saco-S,
  • Seko,
Published 26.Jun.2024
Last application date 31.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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