Södertörn University
Research Leader for Romani Studies
Södertörn University
Södertörn University provides high quality research and education at all levels, offering a friendly atmosphere and an inspiring environment. Our modern, attractive campus is located in Flemingsberg.
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Published: 1 month ago
Application deadline: Mar 31
Location: Huddinge, Sweden
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Research Leader for Romani Studies

Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees.

Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg.

Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University is an international research centre that is tasked with stimulating and developing research and third-cycle (doctoral) education with a focus on the Baltic region, as well as conducting its own research in this field. We are now looking for a Research Leader in Romani Studies, focusing on the Baltic region. The Research Leader and the Professor of Romani Studies are responsible for the growth of research into Romani issues.

Job description

The Research Leader shall:

  • initiate, develop, coordinate and conduct research relating to Romani issues in cooperation with the entire university and international research centres
  • lead a higher seminar
  • be responsible for outreach seminar activities
  • cooperate with the university’s teacher education
  • cooperate with representatives of the Romani minority and with public authorities and organisations
  • conduct external monitoring


  • Doctoral degree
  • Proficiency in English, as CBEES’ working language is English
  • Knowledge of Romani Chib
  • Documented experience of research in an area relevant to the post:Romani history, migration, ethnology, education and/or linguistics
  • Experience of working with Romani groups, nationally and/or internationally
  • Documented, good quality leadership experience, ability to cooperate and administrative expertise
  • Proficiency at conducting third stream activities

A teaching degree and experience of teaching from Teacher Education are beneficial.

Particular emphasis will be placed on personal suitability when assessing applications.

A brief description of intentions (max. two pages) should be appended to show how the applicant will conduct the job of stimulating and developing activities in research and third cycle education in the Baltic region profile, click on link for more information.


The position is 50% of full-time for 12 months, physically located at CBEES.First date of employment as agreed.The administrative place of employment is the School of Culture and Education.


Application deadline: 31 March 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Kimmo Granqvist, Professor in Romani Studies, e-mail: kimmo.granqvist@sh.se 

Joakim Ekman, Acting Director, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), e-mail:joakim.ekman@sh.se 

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