These positions are key personnel appointments for scientific implementation of the project, “A Planetary Approach to Global Arctic politics,” which is funded by the University of Lapland’s strategic funding scheme under the Global Arctic Responsibility theme. The project focuses on the Arctic region that can be viewed as a showcase of the global ecological crisis and globalization.

Tasks include:

  • Conduct research on global Arctic politics and governance from post-anthropocentric perspectives;
  • Publish research results in high-quality international journals and other publishing venues;
  • Acquisition of supplementary external research funding (e.g., Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship, the Academy of Finland, Kone foundation) for a project focusing on post-anthropocentric global Arctic politics;
  • Organization of an international workshop on post-anthropocentric approaches to global Arctic politics; and
  • Popularization of Arctic science.

Applicants should have a PhD in international relations, international law, or a related field; excellent oral and written communication skills in English; and the ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with others. Applicants should have completed their doctoral degree a maximum of five years before the end of the application period, unless special circumstances exist.

The application, written in English, should include:

  • Motivation letter (maximum one page);
  • Research plan (maximum three pages);
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages);
  • List of publications (indicate five most important linked to the thematic area of the project); and
  • Copy of doctoral certificate.

Applications may be sent in one single PDF file via the secure email system to or via postal mail to Lapin yliopisto, Kirjaamo, PL 122 (Yliopistonkatu 8), 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland. Letters/emails must include the title, “A Planetary Approach to Global Arctic politics.”

Application deadline: 19 April 2022

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