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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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.

Job description

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 may also be participating, on a smaller scale (10-20%), in teaching and tasks of a more administrative character.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
  • Help to relocate and be settle in Sweden and at KTH:  relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH


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.

It is a merit if you have earlier experience of energy-historical research.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.


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.

The application should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • List of publications
  • Brief research statement with description of your research so far and future research goals and interests
  • Copy of the doctoral degree diploma
  • Names and addresses of two or more reference persons

Please observe that all the documents above should be in English (or for official documents possibly in Swedish).

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).

Please note that selections and interviews will take place in August 2020.

Temporary employment for up to 1 year, starting 1st of September or soon thereafter by agreement.

About the employment

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.

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

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 september or later
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2020-1286
  • Per Högselius, Professor,, +46 8 7908515/
  • Sabine Höhler, Avdelningschef/Head of Division,, +46 8 7908741/
  • Sanna Eklund Dafteke, HR-handläggare/HR-officer,,
Published 25.Jun.2020
Last application date 20.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CEST