2 Postdoc Positions: Life Course Perspectives on Disability


Umeå University in Sweden calls for two postdoc researchers to a cross-disciplinary disability project funded by the European Research Council. Each of the two positions concern a two-year employment (100%) focusing on disability in present-day society. Application deadline is November 4, 2016.

The two positions are funded by a cross-disciplinary project (2016-21) led by Lotta Vikström that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union?s Horizon 2020 research and innovative programme, ?DISLIFE Liveable disabilities: Life courses and opportunity structures across time? (Consolidator Grant Agreement No. 647125).

The DISLIFE project aims to clarify the diverse impacts disability has on people?s possibilities in life and society by investigating four research themes across time: (1) health and well-being; (2) education and work; (3) partner relationship and family; and (4) activities in leisure structures (e.g. culture, sports, social media). The DISLIFE project employs life course perspectives and combines quantitative and qualitative methods uniting scholars from different disciplines.

For more information about the project, see DISLIFE website:

For further details about the call, see attachment or Umeå University?s website, Employment Opportunities:

For more information about the two employments, contact Professor Lotta Vikström (+46-90-7866266, [email protected])