Three Collaborating Research Fellowships /Postdocs on the Theme “Religion and Migration: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy”
Application Deadline: September 15, 2016
Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. The most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The research fellowships will be part of the multidisciplinary research program The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (IMPACT) at Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS), which administratively is a unit within the Department of Theology. IMPACT explores how the increased visibility of religion translates into substantive changes in Swedish and Nordic society. It involves around 60 researchers from six university faculties and more than 25 academic disciplines.
Time Period: January 1st 2017 – May 31st 2018 (17 months)
75% of full-time working time
Religion and Migration
Complex economic, social, political, legal and cultural transformations related to migration are currently taking place in Sweden and Europe at large affecting the religious landscape. Sweden is an advanced, post-industrial society where individual autonomy and human rights constitute core values and religion is regarded as being part of the private sphere. The increasing levels of migration introduce “new” social and religious values which raise new and challenging questions. These relate to individual and collective rights; the foundation and function of the family and the role of gender; the role of religion and religious organizations in public life such as politics, education and media; religion in relation to violence and racism and in relation to the definition of health and well-being; and questions on the construction of both secular and religious world views. Current developments and challenges related to religion and migration needs to be addressed from a wide range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.
The Research Fellowships and Their Projects/Work Description
Three 75% research fellowships from different disciplines will be recruited and employed for the same time period. They will form an interdisciplinary research team, each one of them having their own project but working in close collaboration in a sharing atmosphere supported by a senior IMPACT researcher as mentor. They will be expected to take part in work on applications for external funding to finance their research after the fellowship period. Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS) will be their physical working environment.
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