About The Young Faculty Organization

The Stockholm University Young Faculty (SU-YF) organization was established on February 1st, 2018, and represents more than 500 members of postdoctoral fellows, researchers, assistant professors, and young faculty members. All researchers with a Ph.D. but no permanent position within the Faculty of Science are currently considered SU-YF members. 

The SU-YF aims to function as a connection point for this large, but relatively diverse group of university employees. This is achieved by academic representation, organizing and disseminating activities targeted for early- and mid-career researchers, related to career advice and grants, information regarding academia in Sweden, work-life balance, equity, and social activities.

SU-YF advocates for building structures that will provide career support for diverse career paths, both in and beyond the academic path. Numerous other universities in Sweden have similar organizations and thus we work together under the National Junior Faculty (NJF) umbrella organization. We aim to work towards building a strong community that can benefit from the exchange of knowledge, culture, and experience, in close collaboration with other Young/Junior/Future faculties within Sweden through NJF.

By-laws for Stockholm University Young Faculty (96 Kb)  

20181016 SUYF Role (109 Kb)


The SU-YF Leadership

Chair - Ane Metola (DBB)
Secretary - Vacant 
Regular Members - Biswanath Das (OK) and Justin Westerfield (DBB)
Working Group: Policy and Funding Lead - Vasilios Tsarouhas (MBW)
Section Representative: Biology - Lovisa Lundholm (MBW) and Vasilios Tsarouhas (MBW)
Section Representative: Chemistry - Jimena Ferraris (DBB)
Section Representative: Earth and Environmental Science - Vacant
Section Representative: Math & Physics - Vacant

Join the SU-YF 

The membership is free of charge and you are more than welcome to join if you are a postdoc, guest researcher, researcher, senior researcher, assistant professor or a young faculty member at Stockholm University.

To become a member, please register here to subscribe to our mailing list.


You are welcome to contact the SU-YF directly via e-mail: YF@su.se with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. 

The SU-YF twitter account is @SUYoungFaculty. Feel free to follow us.

News and Events

Flexibility and Stability in the Academic Career Path
Live-streamed event on May 17, 2024, organised by Future Faculty, Lund University and the National Junior Faculty of Sweden.


Relevant links 

Within Stockholm University

Guidelines for employment & recruitment

Guidelines for appointment of docent at the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University

Other organisations with related target groups

The National Junior Faculty (NJF)

The Swedish Network of Postdoc Associations (SNPA)

Sveriges Unga Akademi