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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.

Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration 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. If you have any problems with your web-based application, please contact

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.

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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.

Guidelines for appointment to an associate professorship Pdf, 103.5 kB.

Appointments Procedure

Södertörn University's Appointments Procedure Pdf, 284.2 kB.
Valid from 19 February 2022

Instructions for the Appointment Procedure for Södertörn University Pdf, 329.6 kB.
Valid from 27 April 2022

For Appointments Procedures prior to 18 February 2022, please contact Human Resources.

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HR Excellence in Research

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


Södertörn University has been recognised by the European Commission for its human resources' excellence in research and for its continuous commitment and efforts to foster good working conditions and development for its researchers.

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

The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) is a tool that helps research institutions and funding organisations with voluntary compliance with the Charter & Code, by way of internal self-assessment. It is not a prerequisite for participation in the EU Research Framework Programme, but the acknowledgement of the university and the award of the logo is linked to compliance with Article 32 of the H2020 contract 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 to the HRS4R process is the EURAXESS strategy. The "HR Excellence in Research" award identifies institutions and organisations as providers and supporters of a stimulating and favourable working environment. In 2005, the European Commission launched "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 researchers' international and intersectoral mobility. This 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 on 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 researchers. The intention is 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.

As a university with a strong focus on internationalisation and engagement with society, Södertörn University wanted to join the "Charter & Code" as a validation of our work to actively create attractive jobs for researchers, nationally and internationally.

The Internal Gap Analysis is provided below, describing our current praxis and identifying potential fields of improvement, in accordance with the 40 principles of the Charter & Code. The principles are largely implemented as practice, and fields for improvement identified by the Faculty Board and university administration are already being worked on as part of general organisational development and improvements to 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, opens in new window.

Gap analysis Pdf, 626.6 kB, opens in new window.

Checklist Pdf, 326 kB, opens in new window.

Action plan Pdf, 593.7 kB, opens in new window.


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