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About Junior Faculty

January 2007 the LiU-Junior Faculty started as a university-wide network for early career researchers and teachers. LiU-Junior Faculty is an arena for researchers that hold a doctoral degree but have not yet reached the level of docent. This network aims at representing and supporting junior postdoctoral researchers in their career, to assist the university in strengthening the competence of junior researchers and to reinforce the expansion of research.

The LiU-Junior Faculty Club intends to create an intellectually stimulating arena helping to assist junior researchers in career-development and provide an interdisciplinary and university-wide network contributing to strengthening their independent identity as researchers.

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Our most visible activity are monthly seminars hosted by the Junior Faculty Club. These seminars and workshops cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the skill development and career strategy of junior researchers and also serve as an important opportunity to network with others across the university.

We are also part of the National Junior Faculty of Sweden.


Aims for LiU-Junior Faculty

  • To strengthen the position of research at LiU - both nationally and internationally
  • To create a network for interdisciplinary co-operation between researchers
  • To observe the position of LiU in national and international co-operation between Junior Faculties at other universities
  • To provide a platform for career support and intellectual exchange via workshops, seminars, mentorship
  • To promote a transparent career system for researchers at LiU

Our definition of a Junior Faculty member

- a researcher, who holds a PhD degree and carries on active research at LiU, but is not yet established as an independent researcher with their own research group.

We also welcome Ph.D. students, in particular in the last year before the dissertation, as members and to our seminar series, but to get actively involved with the questions that we are working with.


Plan of operations (to be updated fall of 2020)

Verksamhetsplan LiU-JF 2011.pdf (Plan of operations)

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We are very proud to announce that the board decides to attribute the 2020 prize to the GRANTS OFFICE for their amazing work and support for the early career Researcher. The GRANTS OFFICE, represented by Agneta Jansson, Head of Grants Office, is a very important organization for the establishement of young researchers as independant researchers, aiming to support them in their funding search to develop their own project.


The prize was given at the digital Career Day, organized with Forum Scientium (December 7th).


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Last updated: 2020-12-18