Vacant positions

Welcome – apply for a position at Södertörn University! Here, we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences. We are worldminded, curious and questioning, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development. We combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences.

Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and third stream activities for sustainable societal development. Our campus is located in Flemingsberg, 19 minutes from central Stockholm on the commuter train. The university has six academic schools that provide education and research in the humanities, social sciences, technology, natural science, police studies and teacher education. A great deal of our research deals with issues relating to the Baltic region.

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Södertörn University uses a web-based recruiting tool; you use this to send in your application. To apply for a job, please fill in the application form, answer any questions that are listed and append the requested documents.

Guidelines for appointment to an associate professorship Pdf, 108.7 kB.

Application deadline

Please note that your application must be registered by 23.59 on the closing day for applications. For your application to be complete, documents must always be appended by the deadline.

Questions about the advertised position

If you have questions about the advertised position or technical problems when registering your application, please call or email one of the contact people listed in the advertisement.

A user account provides an overview

If you want to create a use account before sending in your application, click on “Sign in or sign up " above the list of vacancies. Once you have an account, there is no need to fill in your personal details every time you want to submit an application. The account also provides an overview of your applications. Please remember to update your account if any of your details change.

The Appointments Procedure contains regulations that Södertörn University must apply regarding the employment of teaching staff.

Application template for professorships and positions as senior lecturer Pdf, 141.7 kB.

Appointments Procedure

Södertörn University´s Appointments Procedure Pdf, 331.3 kB.
Valid from 1 March 2020

Instructions for the Appointments Procedure for Södertörn University Pdf, 275.9 kB, opens in new window.

Södertörn University's Appointments Procedure Pdf, 377.4 kB, opens in new window.
Valid from 1 January 2019 - 29 February 2020

Södertörn University's Appointments Procedure Pdf, 346 kB, opens in new window.
Valid 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018

Södertörn University’s Appointments Procedure Pdf, 445.8 kB, opens in new window.
Valid 1 November 2016 - 31 December 2017

For Appointments Procedures prior to 1 November 2016, please contact Human Resources.

HRS4R logga

HR Excellence in Research

In November 2019, Södertörn University was recognized by the European Commission for its commitment to maintain good working conditions and develop further career support for researchers by complying with The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers ('Charter & Code') External link..


Södertörn University has been recognized by the European Commission for its human resources excellence in research and is acknowledged for the continuous commitment and effort to foster good working conditions and development for researchers at Södertörn University.

This qualification for HR excellence is based on Södertörn University's work in the process defined by the "Human Resource Strategy for Researchers"; a quality assurance tool that helps employers and funders implement the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in their institutions.

The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) is a tool that helps research institutions and funding organizations on a voluntary basis comply with the Charter & Code by way of an internal self-assessment. It is not a prerequisite for participating in the EU Research Framework Programme, but the acknowledgement of the university and the award of the logo is linked to the compliance of article 32 of the H2020 contracts External link., providing the obligation to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code for the benefit of all researchers and their institutions.


The background for the HRS4R-process is the EURAXESS-strategy and the award "HR Excellence in Research" identifies the institutions and organisations as providers and supporters of a stimulating and favourable working environment. The European Commission launched in 2005 "The European Charter for Researchers" and a "Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers" as part of the establishment of a common European Research Area (ERA) External link., to support a strong European research area and to contribute to the international and intersectoral mobility of researchers. The initiative is part of the efforts to establish a functioning and open European Research Area, under the Lisbon process to create jobs and growth in Europe.

The Charter and Code contain 40 principles External link. with recommendations concerning the responsibilities and obligations of researchers and their employers in relation to four main areas:

1. Ethical and professional conditions
2. Recruitment and selection
3. Working conditions
4. Research training and career development

The principles specify the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researcher. They intend to ensure that employers succeed in generating, transferring, sharing and disseminating knowledge and developing technology, as well as ensuring career development and mobility for researchers.

Being a university with a strong focus on internationalisation and engagement with society, Södertörn University wanted to join the "Charter & Code" and show that we work actively to create attractive jobs for researchers nationally and internationally.

Below you can find the Internal Gap Analysis, describing our current praxis and identifying potential fields of improvement, in accordance with the 40 principles of the Charter & Code. The principles are to a large degree implemented as practice, and the fields for improvement identified the Faculty and the University Administration are already working on as part of the general organisational development and general improvements of practice in research and HR policies.

Further information about HRS4R can be found on the Euraxess website. External link, opens in new window.

Process description Pdf, 226.8 kB.

Gap analysis Pdf, 626.6 kB.

Checklist Pdf, 302 kB.

Action plan Pdf, 472.6 kB.


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