Skip to main content

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships - Call for Expression of Interest

Halmstad University The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
1 Mar 2021

Hosting Information

Offer Deadline
EU Research Framework Programme
H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


Organisation / Company
Halmstad University
School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
CLKS - Centre for Learning, Culture and Society
Is the Hosting related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Contact Information

Organisation / Company Type
Higher Education Institute
Postal Code
Kristian IV:s väg 3


Call for Expression of Interest

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021

School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Halmstad University, Sweden

Would you be interested in spending 1 – 2 years as a postdoc on a research project (of your choice) in a small but ambitious research environment in southwest Sweden? The School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences at Halmstad University invites one or several candidates* of any nationality to develop a collaborative MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship** application within the European Commission’s Horizon Europe’s programme. Applicants may not have resided, worked, or studied in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the call deadline (September 15, 2021). You will find more about the scheme, eligibility and application at the website of the European Commission:

The selected candidate(s) will together with a researcher and mentor from the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences at Halmstad University develop a joint project proposal with the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences as the host organization. We are looking for a topic that falls broadly within the field of public administration and local and regional governance. A policy focus on education would be an advantage but is not necessary. The candidate will work with Dr. Petra Svensson, Dr. Sara Svensson and/or Dr. Anders Urbas in preparing the application. In addition to the applicant’s merits we will prioritize according to closeness of fit with the mentoring team. If you are interested in developing such a proposal with us, email your CV and a one-page outline of your research idea as early as possible and latest by May 10, 2021. Questions and applications should be sent to the School’s Research Director Claes Malmberg,

Halmstad University prepares people for the future by creating values, driving innovation and developing society. Since the beginning in 1983, the University has been characterised as forward-thinking and cross-border. Halmstad University is known for its popular and reality-based programmes and small student groups. The research at Halmstad University is internationally renowned and is pursued in interdisciplinary innovation and research environments, with its overarching profiles “Health innovation” and “Smart cities and communities”. The University takes an active part in the development of society through extensive and recognised collaboration with both the private and public sector e.g. via our collaboration and innovation arenas, such as the Digital Laboratory Centre (DLC). Halmstad University has about 10,000 registered students and a staff of 600. The University’s research is organised in five research environments with close connection to the University’s four Schools.

The School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences has two departments with around 90 employees. The School educates teachers, linguists, cultural theorists and social scientists, conducts research and collaboration, and works to develop regional, national and international collaborations within learning, the humanities and society. The selected candidate will be hosted by School of Learning, Humanities and Social Sciences (LHS), and will be a part of the Centre for Research on Education and Learning (CLKS). The research centre consists of 56 researchers: 3 professors, 2 guest professors, 45 senior lecturers and 6 adjunct professors, within educational science, humanities and political science. Thus, research is conducted within educational science, culture, languages and social sciences. Societal challenges such as digitalisation, integration, globalisation and marketisation, and their relation to education, are in focus.

* that at the date of the call deadline 15 September 2021 candidates are in possession of a doctoral degree or has successfully defended a doctoral thesis

** MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship was called MSCA-IF Individual Fellowships in Horizon 2020