Postdoc in Energy History at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

A new postdoctoral associate position is available at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The funds for this fellowship are available for three years. The deadline for applying is August 06, 2020.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The Division of Historiy of Science, Technology and the Environment conducts research in technology history, environmental history and science history. It also conducts research on industrial heritage and cultural heritage, as well as historically oriented technology and science studies.

We are now looking for a Postdoc for an employment of 1 year, starting from 1st of September or soon thereafter. You will be part of a dynamic research environment with a long track record in energy studies and in which historical studies are seamlessly integrated with studies with a more present-day focus.

The employment is funded by the StandUp energy-strategic research programme (, the post-doc will play an important part in strengthening the historical and societal dimension of KTH's energy-oriented research.

As a posdoc you will do research about the history of energy supply. Within this broad frame, the you will have considerable flexibility in defining your own research focus.

You have a doctoral degree in history, STS, innovation studies or a related field. The doctoral degree, or an equivalent foreign degree, have to be obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. You have very good English skills, since you will work in a multi-cultural research environment and be expected to publish in English language.

Futher you have research experiance and expertise. You have educational ability and are aware of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality. You have the ability to work independent aswell as in teamwork.

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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