Visiting scholar positions for doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars for 2011 are now open for competition in the GEXcel theme 11-12 : Gender Paradoxes in Academic and Scientific Organisations, at Örebro University, Sweden.
Background to Gexcel :
Örebro and Linköping Universities, Sweden, are the base for the Centre of Gender Excellence - Gendering Excellence (GEXcel) : Towards a European Centre of Excellence in Transnational and Transdisciplinary Studies of Changing Gender Relations, Intersectionalities and Embodiment. With support from the Swedish Research Council, GEXcel is carrying out new research and seeks to become the foundation for a more permanent International Collegium for Advanced Transnational and Transdisciplinary Gender Studies. For more information on GEXcel, please see :
A Visiting Scholars Programme has been organized to attract scholars at different career stages from Sweden and abroad with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. The visiting scholars will carry out thematically organized, joint gender research, under the direction of one or two of the professors responsible for the GEXcel programme, and collaborate with invited senior researchers.
GEXcel theme 11-12 : Gender Paradoxes in Academic and Scientific Organisations is going on all academic year 2011. The theme is directed by Liisa Husu, Guest Professor in Gender Studies at Örebro University. There are two peak periods, May 2011 and mid-September-October 2011, with a number of joint workshops and events.
A full description of the theme can be found at http://www.genderexcel.org/?q=node/223. There are three subthemes :
1. Paradox of change
2. Paradox of excellence
3. Paradox of interventions.
Proposals are invited from doctoral students outside Sweden for fellowships in late spring or autumn 2011. Fellowships include salary (with a deduction for existing doctoral salary), housing stipend and travel costs to Sweden. Up to four doctoral fellowships of 1-2 months are available. Fellows selected for the program will be expected to participate in a research workshop in May 16-17, 2011 in Örebro and return to their residency in autumn.
Proposals are invited from postdoctoral scholars (priority given to applicants from Europe, including Sweden) for up to four fellowships of two to six months’ duration. Fellowships include salary (with a deduction for existing salary), housing stipend and travel to Sweden. Fellows selected for the program are expected to participate in a research workshop in May 16-17, 2011 in Örebro and in the joint programme in October 2011. The residency period is otherwise negotiable.
Proposals must include a current cv, an abstract of the proposed project, a description (maximum : five pages) of the project to be undertaken during the fellowship, and a short bibliography. Applicants must explain specifically how the work will contribute to understanding the research theme and the subthemes (see http://www.genderexcel.org/?q=node/223).
Doctoral Candidates must include the name and contact information for their research supervisor. Postdoctoral applicants must also include two samples of their work (published or unpublished) related to the research topic.
It is also possible to make an application to participate in the theme as a self-funded GEXcel Open Position Scholar. Applications for this should include similar materials.
All proposals and supporting materials should be submitted electronically to :
All inquiries should be sent to Liisa Husu, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A committee will evaluate all applications and select those who are successful, with the approval of the GEXcel Board.
Application Deadline :
31 January 2011 (Awards to be announced by 15 February 2010)