Postdoc position; Life-course studies

Tallinn University invites applications for the postdoctoral researcher who will participate in the work of the Tallinn University (TU) Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies. TU Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies aims to enable the initiation and implementation of high level interdisciplinary research projects involving studies of life-course in cooperation with sociologists, demographers and political scientists.


  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in Sociology, Political Science, Demography or cognate fields awarded within the past 5 years as of the deadline for the submission of grant application.
  • A doctoral degree defended outside of TU is required in the case of a post-doctoral fellow.
  • Applicant must possess fluency in English (C1) for teaching and research.

Location: Tallinn.

Starting date: temporary position; September 1st 2017 to August 31st 2019


  • Motivation letter addressed to the Rector in which the applicant provides an overview of the aims seeking to realize in developing the field of teaching, research and development or creative activity.
  • CV
  • Copies of the document proving the qualification to hold the position and its annexes.
  • Originals of the document proving qualification and its annexes or certified copies may be requested from the candidate.
  • List of research publications
  • Link to the full text of, or, if it is not possible, a file of one representative research publication.
  • The application documents shall be submitted only in English if proficiency in Estonian is not required from the person filling the position.
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Organization Tallinn University
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Estonia
Subject areas Sociology, Political Science, Demography
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 17th April 2017

More information about the position

Silk-Road Scholarship Program for Fall 2017

We are pleased to announce the call for Silk-Road Scholarship of Fall 2017.

  •  The Silk-Road Scholarship Program is jointly funded by the SBS Foundation and Seoul National University, established in Fall 2009. This program is designed specifically for students wishing to study Humanities and Social Sciences. Currently the scholarship is awarded for five(5) students annually with financial assistance covering the cost of full tuition fee and living expenses. Students from countries located in the area of the Silk-Road may apply. We believe that education and training of scholars in Humanities related to Korea and Social Sciences is not only central to expanding the international base of Korean studies, but also essential to strengthening global competitiveness of education and research. To this end, this program intends to promote, support, and contribute to:
  •  Expansion of the field of Humanities as a fundamental area of study which was under-funded due to the development of technology field
  • Supporting education and research for international students


Eligibility Criteria

All applicants for this Program must fulfill all of following requirements:

  • International (foreign) students who will be entering SNU for 2017 Fall or who graduated from the eligible universities of the Silk-Road Scholarship Program.
  • Must be referenced by the university the applicants graduated in following countries:
  • Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hungary, Russia
  • Potential master’s/Ph.D. students who applied for the designated departments which participate with the Silk-Road Program for the Fall semester:
  • Humanities or Social Sciences (including Korean Language, History, Culture, Politics, and Economics)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Selection Criteria

  • Important factors in the selection of the scholarship recipients include:
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Financial need
  • Potential contribution to Korean community.

About the Scholarship

Application period

  • Only intended for Fall semesters

Value of the award  Awards

  • cover full tuition fees for 2 years (4 semesters) and provide a grant for living expenses (KRW 600,000 per month), a round-trip airfare up to KRW1, 000,000, and Korean classes up to 2 sessions.


  • Scholarships are renewed semi-annually for up to 4 semesters on the basis of academic requirements.
  • Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0. to continue benefits from the scholarship.

Application procedure

  • Admission Applications: Submit required documents to the Office of Admissions after completing the on-line application. (
  • Scholarship Applications: Submit your Silk-Road Scholarship application to Office of International Affairs (2nd floor) by post or in person.
  • When decisions are made, only accepted candidates will be contacted.

2017 Fall Important dates and notes

Number of openings 

  • Five candidates will be selected for Fall 2017 Deadline
  • Applications must be submitted to Office of International Affairs no later than March 31(Fri), 2017, 18:00. Please note that applying late and the late arrival of application documents will not be considered under any circumstances.
  • Postal Address: Office of International Affairs(Bldg.#152, 2nd floor), Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea.


  •  Scholarship recipients will be notified on June 23(Fri), 2017.
  • Only recipients will be notified by e-mail.

Other information

  • Recipients are expected to write a self-report to the Silk-Road Scholarship Committee on their work at the end of every semester.
  • Silk-Road Scholarship Information : Notice Boards of,
  • The contact for further information on Silk-Road Scholarship Program. :