Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations, with an emphasis on Environmental Policy

Ref. No. SU FV-0079-19ShareShare

at the Department of Economic History and International Relations. Closing date: 15 March 2019.

The Department of Economic History is a dynamic and strong education and research department at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. Its International Relations (IR) section aims to be nationally leading and internationally prominent within its field of research and education, focusing especially on the three IR sub-fields of International Security, International Institutions, and Global Political Economy. Global and Regional Governance (GRG) is a leading research area at the Faculty of Social Sciences. More information about the department is available at www.ekohist.su.se/en.

Project description
The project Glocalizing Climate Governance: The Role of Integrated Governance for a Just and Legitimate Adaptation to Climate Risks (GlocalClim) is funded by The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas). The aim of this project is to understand the causes and consequences of global integrated governance responses for local and national climate adaptation, with a special focus on the global south. The project will provide new insights for Swedish and global academics and stakeholders into challenges and opportunities associated with integrating climate change adaptation into different policy sectors. The project employs a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods such as surveys, time-series analysis, structured comparisons, and semi-structured interviews. More information is available here www.su.se/english/profiles/ldell-projects.

Main responsibilities
To carry out high quality research and publish the results in international scientific journals in the fields of International Relations and environmental social science. More specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to the collection of a novel and large-scale dataset on climate change adaptation and global governance institutions, perform statistical analyses such as regression analysis, and write articles on climate risks, climate change adaptation, and human security, to name but a few examples. To collaborate with the other project participants.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special emphasis will be given to knowledge within the area of environmental governance. Special emphasis will also be given to scientific capabilities demonstrated through own research, specifically: documented capacities to work with large social science datasets, experience in gathering and managing large-n datasets, documented experience of regression analysis methods, and documented ability to write academic texts in English.

Strong emphasis will be placed on abilities to work independently and in an organized way, carefully document syntax and other files, documented abilities to cooperate with others and to contribute to a good working atmosphere, as well as abilities and general suitability to carry out work tasks.

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills as well as capabilities to engage with and share research findings with the broader community. Emphasis will also be placed on very good understanding of and ability to communicate in English. Good knowledge of Swedish, or interest and ability to learn Swedish, is an asset because the language will be needed to communicate with policymakers and the general public.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2019-09-02 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the project leader, Dr Lisa Dellmuth, Associate Professor of International Relations, lisa.dellmuth@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 2 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 15/03/2019

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PhD-researcher in media and communication science

The School of Education and Communication

The School of Education and Communication is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer education and research in media and communication studies, international work, human resources and teaching. We have extensive activities towards professional training and skills development. Through working with us you will experience a creative environment with excellent opportunities for influence and personal development.

Media and communication science (MKV) at Jönköping University is largely organised as training and research in the social sciences, with an orientation toward sustainable communication. Our research objectives are to understand how communication, in a variety of settings such journalism, organisations, in political contexts and so on, can contribute toward reaching the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as formulated by the United Nations to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

Our research group focusses on three of these UN-dimensions of sustainability and the role of communication relating to these, namely environmental, social, economic, and the challenges that these three pose in relation to, for example, climate and equality.

Media and communication studies and its research is located to the School of Education and Communication (HLK); which is one of four schools constituting Jönköping University, having been granted the right to examine research degrees in the humanities as well as in the social sciences by the Swedish Higher Education Authority.

We are now searching for a suitable doctoral researcher (PhD-student) in Media and communication science with an orientation toward sustainability and communication.

WORK AND STUDY SPECIFICATIONS
Note that being accepted as a doctoral student at Jönköping University is a salaried employment on legal conditions particular to research students, lasting for a set period of time during which the PhD researcher is expected to complete stipulated advanced courses in his or her field, and pursue research in accordance with an individualised plan of study leading to the completion of a doctoral thesis. Hence, the main focus of any such employment is to pursue the research and produce the written thesis. However, it is customary for doctoral researchers to also contribute some teaching at basic and advanced levels in his or her field although not in excess of 20% of the researcher’s full-time workload.

QUALIFICATIONS
The applicant must have obtained a recognised advanced degree, or alternatively have studied relevant courses encompassing the equivalent of 240 credits of which at least 60 credits must have been pursued at advanced level. The applicant should have a degree in Media and communication science or have a degree in a related discipline or field.

As candidates are selected personal suitability will be considered of particular importance. In our assessment of a candidate a documented ability for co-operation and taking initiatives will also be considered. We will expect you to have excellent analytical and reflective skills relating to your work at hand and also that you possess equally excellent skills in writing and speaking English.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS
You will be employed full-time (100%) as a doctoral researcher working toward your PhD-degree tentatively beginning your work on 1 April 2019, or as agreed. Doctoral employment, concluding with a thesis defence and an ensuing doctoral degree, entails a maximum of four years in duration. Local guidelines for salary level is available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please, contact, either or both of the following academic representatives:
Vice Dean of Education, Dr. Håkan Sandgren, +46 (0)46-101355; hakan.sandgren@ju.se
Professor Peter Berglez, +46 (0)36-101396, peter.berglez@ju.se

And/or the following union representatives:
Mrs Ingrid Bardon, Teachers’ Union (Lärarförbundet), +46 (0)36–101390, ingrid.bardon@ju.se
Mrs Britt-Marie Leivik-Knowles, Academic Employees’ Union (Saco-S), +46 (0)36-101453: britt-marie.leivik-knowles@ju.se

APPLICATION
Your application should have reached us no later than 17 February 2019. You apply by using our Internet-based application system for which you need to submit your documentation preferably in a PDF-format. 

Your application must contain the following:

  • A fully filled-in formal application form
  • A research proposal about three A4-pages in length (suggesting research questions, theory, methodology and structured time line for a doctoral project focussing on sustainability and communication)
  • A certified full CV with your degrees, work experience and other relevant merits
  • A certfied document giving evidence of academic training and also demonstrating that you are qualified as a candidate for a PhD-programme. In addition, this documentation must also demonstrate the level of your proficiency in the English langauge, written and oral. It must not be lower than the equivalent of an upper secondary school level.
  • Copies of previously completed examination essays, research projects and publications of relevance.
  • Also supply the names and contact details of at least two individuals who are willing to act as your referees whom we may contact during the process of selection.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment190401 or as agreed upon
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityJönköping
CountyJönköpings län
CountrySweden
Reference number2018/4417-221
ContactHåkan Sandgren, +46 36-10 1355Peter Berglez, +46 36-10 1396
Union representativeIngrid Bardon, Lärarförbundet, +46 36-10 1390Britt-Marie Leivik-Knowles, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1453
Last application date17.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student position in Migration Law at the Faculty of Law

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A doctoral student position in Migration Law 

Beginning 1 September 2019 or upon agreement.

Doctoral project specialisation: Migration Law

Migration law is a relatively new (for Sweden) and dynamic field of law where research is greatly needed. Migration law concerns the international, regional and national legal regulatory frameworks covering various forms of migration. Examples are migration related to protection, migration for economic reasons and family-related migration. Issues that are central to the area are nation-states’ and individuals’ rights and obligations; the legal status of different migrant groups; and nation-states’ attitudes towards migration and migrants. Since migration is by nature a cross-border issue, international law is a component of great importance.

Another aspect of this crossing of borders is that migration law extends across traditional subject boundaries. It includes public international law, public law, EU law, administrative law, civil and criminal procedural law and labour law. At the Faculties of Law at the Universities of Uppsala, Lund and Gothenburg, there has long been a joint research environment in migration law, the Gothenburg, Lund and Uppsala Migration Law Network (GL/UMIN), to which the PhD student will belong.

All project proposals in which migration law is an essential and integral part of the research subject to be addressed are relevant within the scope of this application call. Project proposals connected with EU law, public law or family law are especially welcome. Nevertheless, this kind of specialisation is not a requirement. Since migration law is not a subject in its own right in doctoral education, the PhD student will be admitted in the subject that is most appropriate in view of the proposed project.

An employed doctoral student must primarily devote his or her time to his or her own doctoral research. Other duties at the faculty may be included, such as teaching students, working in teaching teams, and administration (no more than 20% of the position). A requirement for employment as a doctoral candidate is that the applicant must have been admitted to doctoral studies. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral candidates and admittance to doctoral studies are found in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7, and Chapter 7, Sections 34-41, of the Higher Education Ordinance, and in the general study plan for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.

In order to be admitted to doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the following qualifications.

To qualify as applicant with the Faculty of Law, the applicant must either

1) in Sweden, have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme, or

2) in Sweden or abroad, have acquired knowledge equivalent to the degrees mentioned in 1). In evaluating whether the knowledge is sufficient, consideration must be given to what is required to successfully benefit from the doctoral programme in the specific subject area.

Applicants must have an adequate knowledge of Swedish or English.

The overall purpose of the doctoral studies is to provide future newly qualified doctors of laws with good prospects for a successful career within or outside of higher education. This includes in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject in the field of research, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, proficiency in scientific methods and modes of working, an ability to identify interesting and researchable issues, teaching skills and the ability to express himself or herself well both orally and in writing, an ability to operate in an international context and an ability to understand and deal with ethical issues concerning research.

Admission is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to successfully complete the doctoral studies. The evaluation is primarily focused on the project description as well as the scientific written material (published or not published). Analytical ability, ability to structure the material and to independently work on the proposed project, and the project’s news value, is paramount. In addition to the written material, other merits, such as grades, diplomas, completed courses etc., may also be of importance in the assessment. Further, the applicant’s capacity to cooperate in different ways, e.g. with teaching colleagues, may be taken into consideration as well as the Faculty’s needs to recruit doctoral candidates in all subject areas.

Your application including the below required attachments is to be electronically submitted.

Project description in Swedish or English (required document)
The project description should include the research question(s) of the proposed research, the relationship between the research topic and the relevant area of research, research already undertaken in this field, a reflection upon material and method, a time plan, and the possible scientific value and contribution of the proposed project. The project description must comprise no more than 35,000 characters including spaces (approximately ten A4-pages).

Popular summary in Swedish or English (required document)
The project summary must include a brief popular summary in Swedish or English, no longer than 2,000 characters including spaces.

CV in Swedish or English (required document)

Grade transcripts (required document) and other certificates in Swedish or English Written scientific work (electronic copy of books, articles, undergraduate essays, manuscripts, etc.)

A statement from a potential supervisor or, alternatively, a letter of recommendation or contact details for at least one reference person (e.g. university teacher or employer)
In order to be admitted, the applicant needs a statement from a professor or an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, stating that he or she is willing to supervise the proposed project. If a statement from a potential supervisor is not attached to the application, the Faculty of Law will, if possible, obtain such a statement for prioritised projects. When the application does not include a statement, a letter of recommendation or contact details for a reference person may be of particular importance.

Application forms for admission to doctoral studies, and employment as a doctoral student.

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Please note that those already admitted to doctoral studies must attach an updated individual study plan to the application for employment as a doctoral student.

Decisions on admissions are made by the Research Committee at the Faculty of Law upon preparation by an evaluation committee specifically set up for this purpose. As part of the admission procedure, interviews may be held with a limited number of applicants. Only applicants who have a potential supervisor at the Faculty of Law by the time of the interview or shortly thereafter, may be offered a position as a doctoral candidate.

Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Decisions on employment are made by the Head of Department. A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral research. For teaching within the employment, extension is admitted.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Starting date: 1 September 2019 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Further information may be obtained from Erik Svensson, Director of Studies, email: research@jur.uu.se, phone: +46 18 471 26 01. 

You are welcome to submit your application, including required documents, no later than 1 March 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4675.

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Law

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4675

Last application date: 2019-03-01

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Doctoral student position in Education Law at the Faculty of Law

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A doctoral student position in Education Law

Beginning 1 September 2019 or upon agreement.

In Sweden education law is a dynamic area of the law where there is a great need for research. From a broad perspective education law covers international, regional and national law. In national law, education law primarily means the legal frameworks that regulate the school system and higher education, but it can also be considered to include the regulation of other types of education. Since education is a central sector of society subject to constant regulatory change at the same time as there is no legal research in large parts of it, there is an extensive need for research in the area. There is also a need for lawyers with special expertise in the area.

The Faculty of Law at Uppsala University has a research environment in education law, and the doctoral student will be a member of it. In 2013 an initiative was taken at the Faculty to set up a legal centre focusing on education law. The Institute of Education Law was therefore established in 2015. Information about the research environment is available at www.ifu.jur.uu.se. Since 2009 the Faculty of Law has been responsible for the course on “School law and the exercise of public authority” in compulsory positional training, the Educational Leadership Programme, provided by Uppsala University. The doctoral student’s teaching activities will take place as part of this programme.

To strengthen our research environment in education law and meet the need for expertise in school law, the Department of Law at Uppsala University is now advertising a doctoral studentship focusing on education law, especially the school system.

Focus of the doctoral student project Education law focusing on the school system
The school system has undergone a number of major reforms since the 1990s, and the commitment to reform among governing politicians has not decreased. On the contrary, the school system is constantly subject to both major and minor change. Central issues for the area concern the governance and supervision of schools, the rights and obligations of individuals (as pupils, custodians, staff), and the legal standing of independent schools. In view of developments in society with greater regulation of the school system and the resulting need for research and expertise in the area of “school law”, this advertisement of a doctoral studentship in education law relates to research projects focusing on the school system.

Project proposals where education law focusing on schools is an important and integral part of the research topic are relevant to this advertisement. As education law as such is not a doctoral education subject at the Faculty, the doctoral student will be admitted to one of the subjects of administrative law, public law and constitutional law.

An employed doctoral student must primarily devote his or her time to his or her own doctoral research. Other duties at the faculty may be included, such as teaching students, working in teaching teams, and administration (no more than 20% of the position). A requirement for employment as a doctoral candidate is that the applicant must have been admitted to doctoral studies. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral candidates and admittance to doctoral studies are found in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7, and Chapter 7, Sections 34-41, of the Higher Education Ordinance, and in the general study plan for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.

In order to be admitted to doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the following qualifications.

To qualify as applicant with the Faculty of Law, the applicant must either

1) in Sweden, have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme, or

2) in Sweden or abroad, have acquired knowledge equivalent to the degrees mentioned in 1). In evaluating whether the knowledge is sufficient, consideration must be given to what is required to successfully benefit from the doctoral programme in the specific subject area.

Applicants must have an adequate knowledge of Swedish or English.

The overall purpose of the doctoral studies is to provide future newly qualified doctors of laws with good prospects for a successful career within or outside of higher education. This includes in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject in the field of research, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, proficiency in scientific methods and modes of working, an ability to identify interesting and researchable issues, teaching skills and the ability to express himself or herself well both orally and in writing, an ability to operate in an international context and an ability to understand and deal with ethical issues concerning research.

Admission is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to successfully complete the doctoral studies. The evaluation is primarily focused on the project description as well as the scientific written material (published or not published). Analytical ability, ability to structure the material and to independently work on the proposed project, and the project’s news value, is paramount. In addition to the written material, other merits, such as grades, diplomas, completed courses etc., may also be of importance in the assessment. Further, the applicant’s capacity to cooperate in different ways, e.g. with teaching colleagues, may be taken into consideration as well as the Faculty’s needs to recruit doctoral candidates in all subject areas.

Your application including the below required attachments is to be electronically submitted.

Project description in Swedish or English (required document)
The project description should include the research question(s) of the proposed research, the relationship between the research topic and the relevant area of research, research already undertaken in this field, a reflection upon material and method, a time plan, and the possible scientific value and contribution of the proposed project. The project description must comprise no more than 35,000 characters including spaces (approximately ten A4-pages).

Popular summary in Swedish or English (required document)
The project summary must include a brief popular summary in Swedish or English, no longer than 2,000 characters including spaces.

CV in Swedish or English (required document)

Grade transcripts (required document) and other certificates in Swedish or English Written scientific work (electronic copy of books, articles, undergraduate essays, manuscripts, etc.)

A statement from a potential supervisor or, alternatively, a letter of recommendation or contact details for at least one reference person (e.g. university teacher or employer)
In order to be admitted, the applicant needs a statement from a professor or an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, stating that he or she is willing to supervise the proposed project. If a statement from a potential supervisor is not attached to the application, the Faculty of Law will, if possible, obtain such a statement for prioritised projects. When the application does not include a statement, a letter of recommendation or contact details for a reference person may be of particular importance.

Application forms for admission to doctoral studies, and employment as a doctoral student.

Please click here and here

Please note that those already admitted to doctoral studies must attach an updated individual study plan to the application for employment as a doctoral student.

Decisions on admissions are made by the Research Committee at the Faculty of Law upon preparation by an evaluation committee specifically set up for this purpose. As part of the admission procedure, interviews may be held with a limited number of applicants. Only applicants who have a potential supervisor at the Faculty of Law by the time of the interview or shortly thereafter, may be offered a position as a doctoral candidate.

Decisions on employment are made by the Head of Department. A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral research. For teaching within the employment, extension is admitted.

Salary: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Starting date: 1 September 2019 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Further information may be obtained from Erik Svensson, Director of Studies, email: research@jur.uu.se, phone: +46 18 471 26 01. 

You are welcome to submit your application, including required documents, no later than 1 March 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4591.

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Law

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4591

Last application date: 2019-03-01

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Doctoral student position in Administrative Law at the Faculty of Law

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A doctoral student position in Administrative Law

Beginning 1 September 2019 or upon agreement.

Administrative law is a central area of public law. General administrative law encompasses issues relating to the structure of administrative organisations, decision content and procedure, such as administrative process issues, and also issues of legal security connected with handling of, and decision-making in, administrative cases. Other issues included in the area relate to municipal law and individuals’ data privacy; examples are processing of personal data, and public information access and secrecy.

Matters concerning state governance and control of administration, private individuals’ legal security, duties of the authorities and individuals’ rights, and accountability are other examples of central issues in the area, which is undergoing constant change. The expanding public administration performed by individuals, an increased emphasis on individuals’ rights and other social changes are putting regulation of administrative law, and the fundamental values intended to permeate public administration, to the test.

In light of the need for research in general administrative law, the call for applications relates primarily to doctoral projects whose central parts fall within general administrative law. However, the project may specialise in a particular administrative branch of specific administrative law in order to elucidate general issues of administrative law, or otherwise be transdisciplinary.

An employed doctoral student must primarily devote his or her time to his or her own doctoral research. Other duties at the faculty may be included, such as teaching students, working in teaching teams, and administration (no more than 20% of the position). A requirement for employment as a doctoral candidate is that the applicant must have been admitted to doctoral studies. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral candidates and admittance to doctoral studies are found in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7, and Chapter 7, Sections 34-41, of the Higher Education Ordinance, and in the general study plan for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.

In order to be admitted to doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the following qualifications.

To qualify as applicant with the Faculty of Law, the applicant must either

1) in Sweden, have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme, or

2) in Sweden or abroad, have acquired knowledge equivalent to the degrees mentioned in 1). In evaluating whether the knowledge is sufficient, consideration must be given to what is required to successfully benefit from the doctoral programme in the specific subject area.

Applicants must have an adequate knowledge of Swedish or English.

The overall purpose of the doctoral studies is to provide future newly qualified doctors of laws with good prospects for a successful career within or outside of higher education. This includes in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject in the field of research, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, proficiency in scientific methods and modes of working, an ability to identify interesting and researchable issues, teaching skills and the ability to express himself or herself well both orally and in writing, an ability to operate in an international context and an ability to understand and deal with ethical issues concerning research.

Admission is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to successfully complete the doctoral studies. The evaluation is primarily focused on the project description as well as the scientific written material (published or not published). Analytical ability, ability to structure the material and to independently work on the proposed project, and the project’s news value, is paramount. In addition to the written material, other merits, such as grades, diplomas, completed courses etc., may also be of importance in the assessment. Further, the applicant’s capacity to cooperate in different ways, e.g. with teaching colleagues, may be taken into consideration as well as the Faculty’s needs to recruit doctoral candidates in all subject areas.

Your application including the below required attachments is to be electronically submitted.

Project description in Swedish or English (required document)
The project description should include the research question(s) of the proposed research, the relationship between the research topic and the relevant area of research, research already undertaken in this field, a reflection upon material and method, a time plan, and the possible scientific value and contribution of the proposed project. The project description must comprise no more than 35,000 characters including spaces (approximately ten A4-pages).

Popular summary in Swedish or English (required document)
The project summary must include a brief popular summary in Swedish or English, no longer than 2,000 characters including spaces.

CV in Swedish or English (required document)

Grade transcripts (required document) and other certificates in Swedish or English Written scientific work (electronic copy of books, articles, undergraduate essays, manuscripts, etc.)

A statement from a potential supervisor or, alternatively, a letter of recommendation or contact details for at least one reference person (e.g. university teacher or employer)
In order to be admitted, the applicant needs a statement from a professor or an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, stating that he or she is willing to supervise the proposed project. If a statement from a potential supervisor is not attached to the application, the Faculty of Law will, if possible, obtain such a statement for prioritised projects. When the application does not include a statement, a letter of recommendation or contact details for a reference person may be of particular importance.

Application forms for admission to doctoral studies, and employment as a doctoral student.

Please click here and here

Please note that those already admitted to doctoral studies must attach an updated individual study plan to the application for employment as a doctoral student.

Decisions on admissions are made by the Research Committee at the Faculty of Law upon preparation by an evaluation committee specifically set up for this purpose. As part of the admission procedure, interviews may be held with a limited number of applicants. Only applicants who have a potential supervisor at the Faculty of Law by the time of the interview or shortly thereafter, may be offered a position as a doctoral candidate.

Decisions on employment are made by the Head of Department. A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral research. For teaching within the employment, extension is admitted.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Starting date: 1 September 2019 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Further information may be obtained from Erik Svensson, Director of Studies, email: research@jur.uu.se, phone: +46 18 471 26 01. 

You are welcome to submit your application, including required documents, no later than 1 March 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4593.

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Law

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4593

Last application date: 2019-03-01

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow specializing in the study of national minorities in terms of sociolinguistics and literary science

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The Hugo Valentin Centre (HVC) is an interdisciplinary unit at the Department of History, Uppsala University, with a focus on research and education in two fields: first, cultural, social and political phenomena and processes of change related to the ethnic dimension of human life and, second, holocaust and genocide studies. The former involves studying minorities and ethnic relations in a broad sense, with an emphasis on migration, language and cultural revitalization, integration, discrimination, and political and social conditions in a multicultural context. The second area of research deals with the history and memory of the Holocaust, comparative analysis of genocide and other grave violations of human rights, and research on the effects of violence on individuals and society. Research is conducted in a markedly interdisciplinary research environment that brings together researchers with a background in history and philosophy, language studies and social sciences.

This announcement concerns a position as postdoctoral fellow in the study of national minorities in terms of sociolinguistics and literary science.

Work duties
A postdoctoral fellow’s duties consist mainly of research, but also some administration and the task of applying for external research funding in the field concerned. The position requires continuous attendance at the Centre, active participation in seminars, on-going presentation of the fellow’s research and, where necessary, some teaching and supervision of students corresponding to up to 20% of the position.

Eligibility requirements:
– A PhD or corresponding academic subject proficiency in the humanities or social sciences obtained no more than three years before the application deadline. Under certain conditions, the PhD may have been obtained earlier. By such conditions are meant leaves due to illness, parental leave, assignments of trust in trade unions, etc.
– Previous research experience within the planned research area.
– Planned research in sociolinguistics or literary science.

Other skills include:
– Administrative experience, displayed by an ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in an efficient manner, for instance by setting and keeping deadlines.
– Very good skills in both oral and written English.
– Good ability to organize work and experiences in project management.
– Documented ability in terms of interdisciplinary perspectives and cooperation is beneficial.

The application must contain the following items:
– A curriculum vitae and attested copies of certificates and other documents referred to in the application.
– A list of up to five academic works (including the dissertation either in published or manuscript form) cited in the application. The publications should be uploaded as pdfs and rank-ordered according to their relevance for the application. It must also be clearly stated which publications belong to the following categories: dissertations, monographs, peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
– A five-page description of the research that the applicant intends to carry out at HVC must be enclosed with the application. It should contain a clear and theoretically grounded research aim, an account of how the project contributes to the international state of the art in the field; a discussion regarding method; and a precise schedule for project implementation. How the planned project is connected with current research at the Centre and/or contributes to the renewal of its activities, and how the applicant intends to present the results, should also be clearly stated.

The application will be assessed by the scientific quality of the project proposal, and the applicant’s qualifications.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different backgrounds, functionalities and life experiences.

In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Information about the position and the Department of History is available from the head of department Erik Lindberg on phone +46 (0)18 471 1523, or email prefekt@hist.uu.se For information about the HVC, contact director Tomislav Duli on phone +46-(0)18-471 6395, or email director@valentin.uu.se.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of History

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3602

Last application date: 2019-02-20

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Doctoral student in research project Rethinking urban tourism development

Institutionen för Strategisk Kommunikation

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Strategic Communication runs Sweden’s largest education and research activities in the field of strategic communication. The department is also one of the largest in the field in Europe. The activities of the department are based at Campus Helsingborg, which is characterised by the authenticity of Lund University in a young and dynamic environment with an interdisciplinary approach. Another characteristic of the activities at Campus Helsingborg is strong engagement with the business sector and the public sector in both education and research.

The Department of Strategic Communication offers three popular undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes. At present, the department has almost 25 staff and around 330 full-time equivalent students. The department conducts successful research in various areas, including crisis communication, branding processes, organizational communication, public diplomacy and information warfare, and new media and democracy. The research environment is growing strongly, has active international contact and welcomes cross-disciplinary initiatives. The work environment at the department is characterised by cooperation in teaching teams, active work on strategy and development, and an international environment where communication in English is a natural part of the everyday

Doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies specialising in Strategic Communication within the research project Rethinking urban tourism development

Duties

Employment as a doctoral student in Media and Communication Studies specialising in Strategic Communication.

The successful candidate is primarily to focus on his or her doctoral studies. The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research and education environment at the department and has the opportunity to take on other duties, such as administration and teaching, up to 20 per cent of full-time working hours. The employment is limited to 4 years (maximum 5 years after extension at 20 % service at the department). Regulations concerning appointment as a full time doctoral student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

The PhD candidate will be part of the multidisciplinary research project Rethinking urban tourism development: dealing with sustainability in the age of over-tourism that is performed in collaboration between the Department of Strategic Communication and the Department of Service Management and Service Studies since 2018. The aim of the project is to address the challenges generated by the increasing flows of tourists and its effects on sustainability in urban destinations. The project has a holistic view on sustainability from social, economic, cultural and ecological perspectives on destinations. The project departs from a multidisciplinary perspective that aims to address the current views regarding urban tourism by involving a range of stakeholders.  The project consists of four subprojects that all deal with challenges in urban destinations with a focus on strategic communication, service innovation and environmental strategy. In addition, the project contributes with new knowledge on future challenges and strategies for sustainable destinations. The result should be applicable to national policy makers and planning agencies for tourism, regional tourism organisations, local stakeholders in municipalities, and partner organisations. 

The position is located at the Department of Strategic Communication (ISK), Campus Helsingborg.

The department is quite new and does not yet offer a PhD programme. This means that the doctoral student will be admitted to the PhD programme in Media and Communication Studies. For more information on the programme, please visit the website (https://www.isk.lu.se/en/research/research-studies).

Lund University will in 2019 start a graduate research school focusing on societal challenges and Agenda 2030. The PhD candidate will be given the opportunity to participate in this school with other PhD candidates.

Eligibility

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Qualifications

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, the doctoral student must have at least 30 second-cycle credits in a social science subject, for example strategic communication, service management, media and communication, human geography, environmental studies or equivalent.. The PhD candidate must have completed independent projects of at least 15 second-cycle credits.

The applicant must have proficiency in English sufficient to assimilate published research and PhD teaching, and participate actively in seminar activities.

The PhD candidate should have experience of multidisciplinary education and research environments

Assessment criteria

The appointment rules for doctoral students are stipulated in the Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS 1998:80). Only applicants who are eligible for doctoral studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Admission is primarily to be based on the applicant’s ability to benefit from the doctoral programme. Major emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s Master’s degree project (thesis or equivalent degree project) and the project idea proposed. 

The application must include:

1) a cover letter in English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in participating in the research project Rethinking urban tourism development and the third cycle programme in Media and Communication Studies specialising in Strategic Communication at Lund University,

2) a brief outline of a research proposal in English of max 2,500 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s. The research proposal needs to address the overall theme of the research project but present an independent research idea from a strategic communication perspective for example place branding, mediatization and digital media in relation to sustainable urban destinations,

3) a CV including certified copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts and other relevant certificates,

4) a copy of the Master’s degree project and, if available, other research publications (e.g. articles in scientific journals),

5) contact details for two references,

6) any other documentation of relevance to the position.

In addition, the assessment will take into account the ability to work independently and structured, but also the ability to contribute to good cooperation and a good research environment at the department.

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityHelsingborg
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4503
ContactMats Heide, professor, +46 42 35 66 14 Mats.Heide@isk.lu.seJörgen Eksell, Proj.lead. Rethinking urban tourism, +46 42 35 66 17 Jorgen.Eksell@isk.lu.seMaria Månsson, Proj.lead. Rethinking urban tourism, +46 42 35 65 47 Maria.Mansson@isk.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date10.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Service Studies, spec Sustainability

Lund University, The Department of Service Management and Service Studies

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of Sweden’s leading centres of knowledge for research and education in the social and behavioural sciences, with activities in both Lund and Helsingborg. The Department of Service Management and Service Studies is located in Campus Helsingborg.

The department conducts education and research to understand, problematise and contribute to the development of services and the service society. Critical societal perspectives are of particular importance to the department’s education and research. Teaching staff and researchers at the department represent different disciplinary fields and perspectives, such as service studies, ethnology, sociology, human geography, human ecology, environmental strategy and business administration, which combine to form the basis for our interdisciplinary education and research.

Our study programmes provide students with specific knowledge of services and their conditions and development in organisations and in society. The study programmes apply several different scholarly approaches to services, including social, economic, environmental, ethical, historical, spatial and cultural perspectives. Our teaching staff are also interested in developing teaching methods and tools to facilitate students’ learning.

Service Studies

Service Studies is a young and interdisciplinary research field focusing on investigating and problematising services. At the Department of Service Management and Service Studies, we examine services from a sustainable, economic, cultural and social perspective, moving between public and private service production. Service Studies is a subject which not only interrogates the service society on the basis of intellectual premises, but also identifies and problematises concrete issues defined by the sectors and organisations we study and collaborate with. The research is organised into five broad themes: consumption and retail, sustainability and services, organisation, management and service work, welfare services in the welfare society, and tourism and hospitality.

Sustainability

Sustainability research is a profile area at the department that we want to reinforce. The research proposed in the application should have a clear link to sustainability. The application can usefully relate to areas in which the department is prominent such as the sustainable production and consumption of food, the circular economy, waste management services, mobility, fashion, tourism and sustainability, sustainable cities and services and digitisation from a sustainability perspective. However, it is also possible to suggest other sustainability themes.

Duties

The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral student will receive a salary from the University during four years, and his or her main obligation is to complete their PhD studies, which primarily includes an independently written doctoral thesis. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of fulltime working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment in the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 September 2019 or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at http://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/phd-studies


Eligibility

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who

– have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or

– have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements the applicant must have completed at least 30 second cycle credits within the main field of Service Management or acquired the equivalent knowledge. The applicant must also have completed a master’s degree project of at least 15 credits

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Assessment criteria

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance. The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality of their submitted degree projects and papers, research proposal, grades from previous studies, relevant work experience, and personal suitability. As third cycle studies in service Studies are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constrains. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is also a requirement. A limited number of applicants will be asked to provide a written work sample during the final stages of the admission process, after which a shortlisted number of applicants will be called to interview.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal.

The application must include:

  1. a cover letter in Swedish or English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in the third cycle programme in Service Studies at Lund University,
  2. a brief outline of a research proposal in Swedish or English of max 2,000 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s,
  3. a CV in Swedish or English that demonstrates your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Service Studies,
  4. a degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English,
  5. degree projects in Swedish or English at the Bachelor’s level and corresponding to at least 15 credits at the Master’s level in service Studies or another discipline deemed equivalent,
  6. name and contact information of two personal references,
  7. other documentation of relevance to the position.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityHelsingborg
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4297
ContactAnette Svingstedt, prefekt, + 4642 35 66 30Christian Fuentes, ansvarig för forskarutbildning, + 4642 35 66 54
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66


Last application date31.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Two Postdoc positions on effects of research funding instruments 1022987

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) at Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for two 3-year postdoctoral positions related to projects concerned with the effects of research funding instruments. The expected starting date for the fulltime positions will be April 1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The research projects
The positions will mainly (but not exclusively) be linked to two new research projects at CFA.

The first project, ‘Promoting the socio-economic impact of research – the role of funding practices’ is a comparative study of the effects of research funding instruments with the intent to promote socio-economic impact. The project covers three countries, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands, and two major fields of research, food science and energy research, and will be drawing on both quantitative and qualitative methods in analyses of funding landscapes, funding instruments and case studies of 18 selected research groups. The project is funded by the Novo Nordic Foundation and will run for four years starting from January 2019.

The second project, ‘Villum Experiment – a study of the influence of blind peer review on the nature and outcomes of funded research’ is a study of a new innovative research funding mechanism. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative methods this project will examine questions related to whether this new funding instrument has effects that differ from standard grant types based on conventional peer-review processes. Key cross-cutting themes in this project is to what extent the Villum Experiment promotes and generates original research and to what extent it reduces biases in the allocation processes? The project is funded by the Villum Foundation as a two-year study, but it will carried out part-time over a four year period. Hence, the Postdoc related to this project will also be involved in other CFA projects. Other types of involvement will also be relevant for the Postdoc related to the first project, but to a lesser extent.

Job description
As part of small, interdisciplinary project teams, both postdoc positions will cover a variety of tasks including both research design, data collection, analysis and dissemination. The selected candidates will also be expected to contribute substantially to publications, both as first and secondary authors. The candidates will, however, also be expected to contribute more broadly to CFA’s general activities.
 
Qualifications
The ideal candidates will have a PhD in social science or related fields. We seek applicants with strong and broad methodological skills and preferably also experience with science policy studies in general and studies of funding systems in particular. We expect the candidates to have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English, and an ability to produce state-of-the art social-science research.

In addition to a CV and proof of PhD degree (or the near completion of a PhD degree), interested applicants should provide a motivational letter specifying how their interests, qualifications and experiences match the focus on effects of research funding mechanisms (max 1 page). Please also specify whether you are specifically interested in one of the positions or are applying for both. Below you can see the other requirements to your application.

Who are we
Research at The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy is broadly concerned with empirical studies related to research policy, innovation policy, and higher-education policy. The current research portfolio at CFA includes projects on innovation, quality in research and higher education, research funding, research integrity, gender in science, and responsible research and innovation.
For examples of current research and consultancy activities, please click here.

Further information
Applicants are welcome to contact Center Director Carter Bloch (carter.bloch@ps.au.dk) and Senior Researcher Kaare Aagaard (ka@ps.au.dk) prior to submitting their application to learn more about the position and the two research projects.

If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Mette Fisker Præstegaard, Tel.: +45 87152497, Email: mfp@au.dk

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here and here

Place of work
Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

Application
Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose
Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 11 February 2019
Unit: Department of Political Science
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Postdoctoral position in “Impact of Gender on Teaching Evaluations” research project 1022969

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for 1-2 postdoctoral positions of 1-2 years. These positions offer applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new externally funded research project on the impact of gender on teaching evaluations in higher education.
 
The starting date is August 1st 2019 or subject to mutual agreement.
 
The research project
This project asks: Is there a gender bias in teaching evaluations in Danish higher education, and if so, what possible mechanisms affect the bias? It takes its starting point in recent international studies finding evidence of gender bias with male university teachers receiving better evaluations than their female colleagues. The project contributes to the research field in three ways: First, there is limited European research on gender bias and this study will be the first in Scandinavia. Second, the project explores the mechanisms at play by using data on actual SETs as well as conducting an experiment and observational studies of teaching. Third, the project examines the role of contextual factors – for example between contexts traditionally dominated by men vs. women – by including variation between a university and a university college and in the gender balance among faculty across study programmes. The project is expected to generate high-quality research and is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
 
Job description
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project by being involved in data collection, data analysis as well as writing journal articles and other publications. Besides contributing to the specified project objectives, candidates will have the opportunity to define their own research areas within the overall framework of the project.
 
Your qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the Department of Political Science and have research experience of broad relevance to the project.
 
The project involves both quantitative studies including field experiments and qualitative studies including observation of teaching situations. Candidates with strong methods competencies in one or both of these areas are therefore preferred.
 
Personal skills e.q. in regard to communication and collaboration will also be considered.
         
Who we are
The Department of Political Science is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS – and specifically the Department of Political Science – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.  

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 40 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment.
 
The research carried out at the department not only covers a variety of political science disciplines, but also represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general.

For more information about the Department of Political Science, please click here
 
Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact principal investigator Anne Binderkrantz: +45 8716 5706 Email: asb@ps.au.dk
 
If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Mette Fisker Præstegaard, tel.: +45 87152497, email: mfp@au.dk
 
International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here and here
 
Place of work
Place of work is Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus

Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

Application
Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose
Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 11 February 2019
Unit: Department of Political Science
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Post expires on Monday February 11th, 2019

PhD within the fields of economic sociology, political economy, and the sociology of professions

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for two vacant PhD fellowships within the fields of economic sociology, political economy, and the sociology of professions, at the Department of Organization.

    The Department of Organization pursues a problem-oriented, business in society approach to understanding and intervening in organizations and organizational life. Our approach combines social-scientific traditions such as organization theory, political economy, sociology, social psychology and ethnography. Core research areas of the Department of Organization are (1) organization studies, (2) economic sociology, (3) public administration, and (4) political economy.

    Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching. IOA teaches core courses in organizational analysis, strategy, organizational behavior, and qualitative methods. The Department is especially active in teaching in the HA i Almen Erhvervsøkonomi, HA i Projektledelse, HA i Erhvervsøkonomi og psykologi, and BSc in Business Administration and Service Management. IOA faculty also teach in the International Business and Politics (BSc and MSc), European Business (BSC), and Business Administration and Sociology (BSC) programmes.

    We encourage applications on any research area falling broadly within the theme of expert networks and market creation. The two doctoral fellowships are in connection with the new project “Expert Niches: How Local Networks Leverage Markets”, funded by the Velux Foundation. Information on the project can be found here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/forskning/cbs-forskningsprojekter/oversigt-forskningsprojekter/4bf4eecf-07f9-41cf-9365-7dcc534fc2ec.   It is anticipated that the doctoral students will contribute in the empirical areas of enzyme production and, separately, fine dining. The project is led by Leonard Seabrooke and Eleni Tsingou, both in the Department of Organization.

    The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

  The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.


    It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-organization.

    CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

    Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information please contact: Professor Leonard Seabrooke, lse.ioa@cbs.dk. Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


General information:
  A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
    The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


    The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.


    To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.


   The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.


    In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).


Recruitment procedure
  The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two to five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.


    Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.


    Please find guidelines on admission and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.  

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
   

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline, which is March 1, 2019.
   

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Closing date: 1 March 2019.

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Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

PhD Scholarship on the Firm in the Informal Economy

The societal presence and impact of the informal economy are inescapable. Around the world and especially in areas of widespread poverty, unregistered and unregulated organizational entities operate in the part of the economy that either fails to adhere to the established institutional rules or are denied their protection. Reports from the International Labor Organization find that 48% of the labor force works in the informal economy in North Africa, 72% in Sub-Saharan Africa, 51% in Latin America, and 65% in Asia. Studies from the International Monetary Fund find that the informal economy account for 10-20% of the GDP in developed countries and as much as 60% in developing countries.     The aim of this PhD scholarship is to explore the drivers and consequences of how firms in a variety of informal economy contexts structure their organizations. As has been a cornerstone in organizational theory for decades, firms must structure their organizations in ways that match the external environment to operate effectively. However, the nature of the informal economy firms may prevent them from effectively realizing the potential of their organizations. For example, the absence of formal contracts to coordinate firm and human resources calls into question the role and effectiveness of non-contractual coordination mechanisms, such as trust, reciprocity, common grounds, and social networks. Moreover, as many firms in the informal economy have no other option than to operate informally due to the costs and difficulties of registration and taxes it is uncertain how they systematize and effectively exploit different coordination mechanisms.    

This PhD candidate will be expected to collect rich qualitative and quantitative data and develop rigorous theory to understand how firms in the informal economy structure their organizations. Geographically, this project will focus on industry clusters in Sub-Saharan Africa where the share of the informal economy is higher than in any other region in the world. The ideal candidate therefore has an educational background in the area of organizational theory and/or development studies and possess strong skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods.   

General information 

This PhD candidate will be affiliated with the Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI) and be part of the research project “The firm in the informal economy” funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and headed by Associate Professor Marcus M. Larsen.     

SI employs an international group of 45 full-time faculty members, as well as part-time faculty, postdocs, and PhD students. The core research and teaching area of the Department is strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and international business. SI’s stated aim is to continue to be among the leading departments in strategy and innovation in Europe.   

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years starting September 1, 2019, or by mutual agreement. The scholarship includes a fully salaried position, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of the base salary. The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organization.   

The PhD program is highly international and you are expected to participate in international research conferences. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD program, https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes. It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://www.cbs.dk/si.    

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). This requirement includes the minimum grade of a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale or 9 on the 13-point scale for the entire program (i.e. for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s studies), and at least the grade of 10 for any final thesis or examination project. The applicants must be fluent in English.  

The application must include: 

  1. A project description (5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.  
  2. Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.  
  3. Brief curriculum vitae (CV).  
  4. A list of papers and publications.  
  5. One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). 

Recruitment procedure 
The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.   

The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.  Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.   

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Program at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.   

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.  

To find out more about working and living in Denmark, please go to http://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs.     

For further information, please visit the SI website at www.cbs.dk/si, and/or contact Associate Professor Marcus M. Larsen, mml.si@cbs.dk.  

Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at www.cbs.dk.  

Closing date: 15 April 2019.

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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship(s) in Development Economics

Applications are invited for PhD scholarship(s) in Development Economics at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Strategic funding for the scholarship comes from the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) where the PhD student will be situated. Employment is scheduled to begin on March 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD applicants must have a positive attitude towards an interdisciplinary approach to research (including triangulation of qualitative and quantitative observations) and take active part in strengthening interdisciplinary approaches at DERG. Moreover, the PhD student will have to contribute to the research portfolio at DERG. DERG currently has projects in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Myanmar and Tanzania. The projects cover a wide range of research topics and activities, including both original micro- and macroeconomic analyses and studies, the implementation of field surveys and other data generating initiatives, as well as associated capacity building. Therefore research project proposals, which falls within the research activities at DERG, will have an advantage (www.econ.ku.dk/derg).

Applications should explicitly detail experience in the field of development economics, including knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methods, and should contain a PhD project description (max 5 pages) that includes reflections on the project’s contribution to the portfolio of DERG.

Terms of employment 

The terms of employment and payment are according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.

In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial order No 1039 of 27 August 2013.

Information 

Further information about the position(s) can be obtained from Professor Finn Tarp, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, DK1353 Copenhagen K, email: finn.tarp@econ.ku.dk.

Application 

Applications can be submitted online via the job portal of the University of Copenhagen in English or in Danish.

Applications should include the following parts:

1) Main material

a. Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.

b. Research Project Proposal with reference to relevant literature

2) CV

3) Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

4) Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications

5) Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 2 professional referees

6) Documentation of English language qualifications, if non-EU and non-native English speaker

7) The deadline for applications is 1 February 2019. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

Application procedure 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background and citizenship.

Applications, which do not meet the requirements listed above, will not be taken into consideration

The application must be submitted electronically no later than 1 February 2019.

Please note: Applications received after deadline or by regular mail will not be taken into account. 

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Deadline: 1 February 2019
Unit: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Økonomisk Institut
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Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

PhD position at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

PhD position at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism

Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory is looking for a person with high ambitions, strong qualifications in methodologies and a keen interest in comparative research. The duration of the PhD position (100%) is 4 years.

About the project/work tasks

The PhD fellow will work 100% for the whole four-year period as part of the Discretion project funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant, and will be based at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism at the University of Bergen, Norway. Professor Marit Skivenes is the principal investigator for the project. For more information: http://www.discretion.uib.no/

The main objectives for the ongoing research activity at the Centre are to reveal the mechanisms for exercising discretion, and improve the understanding of paternalism and principles of best interests and welfare. These objectives will be reached by systematically examining the role of institutional, organisational and individual factors including regulations of best interest principles; professions involved; type of courts; type of child protection system; demographic factors and individual values; and the populations’ view on children and paternalism. The research design is set out to employ innovative methodological approaches, with multilevel and cross- country studies.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the principal investigator for further details (marit.skivenes@uib.no).

Your tasks

  • To engage in independent scientific research that will result in high quality PhD thesis, as well as partaking in high quality publications addressing core themes of the research project 

  • To participate in the collection, pooling, and analysis of data 

  • To support and work with the principal investigator in carrying out the research project
  • To participate in the organisation of research activities and events at the Centre, such as conferences, workshops, joint publications, and web activities 

  • To actively contribute to the academic life of the Centre

Your profile: qualifications and personal qualities

  • A Master degree in political science, social policy or economics (other education may be considered when clearly relevant for the project topic). The applicant must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the Master degree has been awarded at the start of employment.
  • The requirements are generally grade B (or equivalent) or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • Some knowledge and experience with text analysis and qualitative methods 

  • Knowledge and experience with quantitative methods 

  • A demonstrated interest in engaging in independent research on topics related to the research project 

  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently and have the ability to cooperate with others 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English 



Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications and it’s fit with the project; the candidate’s methods skills; the candidate’s interest in the project’s topic; the quality of the mater thesis; and personal qualifications. 


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism

The research at the Centre is comparative – between nations, systems and individuals, and includes researchers across the world. We are an interdisciplinary group including political science, sociology, law and phycology. In Bergen, the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism is a part of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation (UiB/CMI), and is involved in research collaboration at the Center for excellence, FAIR, at the Norwegian Business School as well as with the research group Law, Democracy and Welfare at Western Norway University of Applied Science.

About the PhD position

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties connected to the project. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training:

As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the doctoral educational programme at UoB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission you must have completed a Master degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master education, normally including a two-year Master degree and a Master thesis. It is expected that the topic of the Master degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

We can offer:

  • Salary equivalent to NOK 449 400 per year upon appointment (code 1017 on the government salary scale. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position. 

  • A good, vibrant, and professionally challenging working environment 

  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund 

  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise) 

  • Good welfare benefits 

  • The city of Bergen – a unique mix of vibrant cultural life and extraordinary nature
The successful candidate is expected to live and work in Bergen during the project period and participate in common activities at the Centre. 


Project proposal:

A research proposal of max 5 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research proposal.

Your application must include:

  • Cover-letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position 

  • Max 5-page PhD project proposal 

  • CV 

  • Diplomas (certified copies)
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)

  • Two references with names and contact details

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded electronically at the recruitment portal www.jobbnorge.no. The application must include all information to be taken into consideration in the assessment of the academic qualifications. 


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

Closing date: 31 January 2019 


Applications submitted without required information or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment. 


General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Project leader Marit Skivenes, e-mail: marit.skivenes@uib.no, phone: +47 95924979. 


Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to Adviser HR Anita Helen Spurkeland, e-mail: anita.spurkeland@uib.no, phone +4755589058.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

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About this job

  • DeadlineThursday, January 31, 2019
  • EmployerUniversity of Bergen
  • Website
  • MunicipalityBergen
  • Jobbnorge ID162535
  • Internal ID18/15015
  • ScopeFulltime
  • DurationFixed Term

Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

Doctoral student in Service Studies, spec Cultural and Creativity

Lund University, The Dept of Service Management and Service Studies

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of Sweden’s leading centres of knowledge for research and education in the social and behavioural sciences, with activities in both Lund and Helsingborg. The Department of Service Management and Service Studies is located in Campus Helsingborg.

The department conducts education and research to understand, problematise and contribute to the development of services and the service society. Critical societal perspectives are of particular importance to the department’s education and research. Teaching staff and researchers at the department represent different disciplinary fields and perspectives, such as service studies, ethnology, sociology, human geography, human ecology, environmental strategy and business administration, which combine to form the basis for our interdisciplinary education and research.

Our study programmes provide students with specific knowledge of services and their conditions and development in organisations and in society. The study programmes apply several different scholarly approaches to services, including social, economic, environmental, ethical, historical, spatial and cultural perspectives. Our teaching staff are also interested in developing teaching methods and tools to facilitate students’ learning.

Service Studies

Service Studies is a young and interdisciplinary research field focusing on investigating and problematising services. At the Department of Service Management and Service Studies, we examine services from a sustainable, economic, cultural and social perspective, moving between public and private service production. Service Studies is a subject which not only interrogates the service society on the basis of intellectual premises, but also identifies and problematises concrete issues defined by the sectors and organisations we study and collaborate with. The research is organised into five broad themes: consumption and retail, sustainability and services, organisation, management and service work, welfare services in the welfare society, and tourism and hospitality.

Cultural and Creativity Management

The department conducts research in cultural and creative activities from several perspectives, and we now aim to further reinforce this profile. The research proposed in the application should have a clear connection to a service studies perspective on cultural and creative activities. This may entail a focus on the development of services or governance, organisation and management within cultural and creative activities, consumption of this type of services, system-oriented perspectives on the field, the conditions of work within this type of activities, or other relevant issues. It is also possible to propose other research themes of relevance to service studies.

Duties

The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral student will receive a salary from the University during four years, and his or her main obligation is to complete their PhD studies, which primarily includes an independently written doctoral thesis. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of fulltime working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment in the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 September 2019 or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at http://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/phd-studies


Eligibility

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who

– have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or

– have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements the applicant must have completed at least 30 second cycle credits within the main field of Service Management or acquired the equivalent knowledge. The applicant must also have completed a master’s degree project of at least 15 credits

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Assessment criteria

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance. The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality of their submitted degree projects and papers, research proposal, grades from previous studies, relevant work experience, and personal suitability. As third cycle studies in service Studies are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constrains. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is also a requirement. A limited number of applicants will be asked to provide a written work sample during the final stages of the admission process, after which a shortlisted number of applicants will be called to interview.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal.

The application must include:

  1. a cover letter in Swedish or English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in the third cycle programme in Service Studies at Lund University,
  2. a brief outline of a research proposal in Swedish or English of max 2,000 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s,
  3. a CV in Swedish or English that demonstrates your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Service Studies,
  4. a degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English,
  5. degree projects in Swedish or English at the Bachelor’s level and corresponding to at least 15 credits at the Master’s level in service Studies or another discipline deemed equivalent,
  6. name and contact information of two personal references,
  7. other documentation of relevance to the position.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityHelsingborg
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4300
ContactAnette Svingstedt, prefekt, + 4642 35 66 30Christian Fuentes, ansvarig för forskarutbildning, + 4642 35 66 54
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date31.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Two doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies

Ref no: ORU 2.2.1-06685/2018

Two doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies

Örebro University seeking doctoral student for the doctoral programme in Media and Communication Studies at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences commencing September 2019.

Department of Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University is a thriving research environment of recognised international standing. The announced positions should be linked to at least one of the department’s three research groups.

The group of Discourse and Communication Studies specialises in such areas as critical discourse studies, analysis of broadcast talk and media language. Studies focus on communication in contemporary public debates and analyse traditional as well as web-based/social media. The group of Film and Visual Communication Studies works on various aspects of visual and multimodal communication, film history and on critical approaches to film and visual culture. The research in the third group, Strategic communication, conducts research on business, public sector and the wider public sphere including politics. Studies follow a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives on concepts such as branding, organizational communication, political communication, public relations, and on risk-, crisis- and environmental communication. For more on the research in Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University, please visit the department’s web-page:

https://www.oru.se/english/research/research-subjects/media-and-communication-studies/

Information

Information on admission regulations, the general syllabus for media and communication studies, a regulations handbook for doctoral studies and other information can be found on Örebro University’s webpage for information on doctoral education on www.oru.se. Information on what documents to attach to your application can be found by clicking “How to apply for admission to doctoral studies” below.

More information about the programme and the doctoral studentship can be provided head of subject, Professor Göran Eriksson (goran.eriksson@oru.se).

The programme

The programme concludes with the Degree of Doctor. The programme comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. Extensions to the study period are granted for instance to compensate for any sick leave or parental leave.

Information on programme content and organisation can be found in the general syllabus for the subject.

Doctoral studentships

The place on the programme is linked to a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme. Duties such as teaching, administration and research other than the student’s own thesis project may be included, however with no more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. If this is the case, the working hours spent on such duties, as well as the corresponding funding, will be added on to the four-year study period.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet general and specific entry requirements. In addition, they shall be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject.

General entry requirements

Applicants meet the general entry requirements for doctoral studies if they:

  1. have been awarded a qualification at the Master’s level, or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (four years) of which at least 60 credits (one year) were awarded at the Master’s level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible. The University may permit exemptions from the entry requirements for individual applicants, if there are special grounds.

Specific entry requirements

Applicants meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in the subject if they have received a passing grade in courses of at least 120 credits, including an independent project on both the advanced course level and on the second cycle, in media and communication studies or in an equivalent main field of study. Applicants who have acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meet the specific entry requirements. Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible.

Ability to benefit from the course or study programme

The assessment whether an applicant has the ability to benefit from the programme shall be made based on prior courses and programmes taken by the applicant, on other previous activities, as well as on the essays and other independent projects of a scholarly nature that have been submitted by the applicant.

Selection 

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the doctoral studies shall be taken into account (see the University’s selection criteria, annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject). Applicants whose proposals are aligned with the ongoing research and expertise of members of staff at the department will be viewed favourably. In particular applicants showing a strong alignment with the research expertise of members of staff If applicants are found to have equal qualifications, preference will be given to applicants of the underrepresented sex. The term underrepresented sex here refers to if and when the share of either female or male students enrolled on the doctoral study programme in the subject amounts to less than 40 per cent.

Application to the programme and for a doctoral studentship

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure. For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • The form “application for/decision on admission to research studies”
  • CV
  • Certificate on completed higher education courses and programmes, if applicable a degree certificate
  • Degree project (independent project, e.g. MA thesis)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references

In addition to the documents above, the following document shall be attached to the application:

  • Preliminary project description (3-5 pages)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed. Documents in other languages shall be translated to Swedish or English by an authorised translator. A list of translators can be obtained from the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (www.kammarkollegiet.se).

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.

The application deadline is 15 February 2019. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Doktorand – phD at the Department of Psychology

Lunds universitet, Institutionen för psykologi

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Psychology combines education with research and has in recent years been very successful in the competition for external research funds. Central research areas include occupational and organizational psychology, clinical psychology, cognition, neuropsychology, personality and social psychology and developmental psychology.

Many of our courses are developed in connection with research projects, and students are given the opportunity to gain access to current research findings from teachers who themselves are active researchers in their respective areas. Our education environment has long been highly internationalized.

The doctoral programme amounts to 240 credits, the equivalent of four years of full time studies. The programme formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending her/his published doctoral thesis.

The primary obligation of the holder of a limited tenure doctoral position is to successfully fulfill her/his third cycle education ending with an approved Ph.D. thesis.
Regulations for limited tenure employment as a doctoral student are found in Higher Education Ordinance (chapter 5, 1-7§§). Only those persons who have been formally accepted to doctoral studies by the department can be eligible for limited tenure employment as a doctoral student.

In addition to their own doctoral studies doctoral students can be required to perform departmental duties such as teaching, research and administrative work in accordance with the terms of the regulation, amounting to 20 percent of full time.
Information regarding doctoral studies in psychology are available at the following site: http://www.psy. lu.se/en/study/phd-programme

Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in psychology if he or she has passed at least 30 second-cycle credits in the main field of psychology, including a second-cycle degree project worth 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4379
Contact Hannah Stén, HR-coordinator, +46462228769Robert Holmberg, Head of Department, +46462228768
Last application date01.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student position in Health Care Sciences – Cultural and religious encounters within palliativ care

Diary id: PAR 2018/1759 Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary) Location: Institute of Health and Care Sciences Apply by: 2019-01-28

Project title: Cultural and religious perspectives within palliative care – Encounters between patients who have migrated, their family members and professional providers

Job assignments

General information about third-cycle studies: The PhD education in Health Care Sciences corresponds to studies of 240 credits in total. The studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree of Doctor. The studies comprise carrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/sahlgrenskaakademin/forskarutbildning/languageId=100001

Project: The aim of this doctoral project is to provide knowledge that may support health professionals practically in situations where culturally and religiously formed beliefs and values challenge the communication between patients, family members and healthcare professionals. This project ties fields such as health sciences, nursing and palliative care together with social anthropology and religious studies.

The overall aim is to develop empirically based strategies and approaches for healthcare professionals to engage in person-centered palliative care for people who have migrated to Sweden. In order to create useful strategies for healthcare professionals, a major part of the doctoral project consists of an ethnographic field study on encounters between immigrant patients, their relatives and healthcare professionals in a palliative-oriented home care. This is combined with a targeted study of end-of-life care patterns for patients born outside of Sweden, based on registry data. In summary, this is a major field study in which ethnographic and participatory elements combined with a concentrated registry study should provide excellent conditions for a postgraduate education with both breadth and depth.

This doctoral project will be conducted within the department’s research group in palliative care, with close collaboration with the Palliative Centre at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Collaboration will also take place with the Gothenburg University Centre for Person-Centred Care. The project assumes that the student is able to conduct interviews and participatory observations in the Swedish language as well as analysis of data in Swedish. However, ability to communicate in other languages is commendable. The employment comprises five years of full-time work, 80% of which consists of postgraduate education and 20% teaching and other services within the department. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she: has successfully completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

Assessment

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:
– specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields
– experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology
– scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like.

Good communication skills in Swedish and English (oral and written) are desired.

Employment

Time limited employment (temporary), 4 years. Extent: 100%. Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Health and Care Sciences. First day of employment: as agreed.

Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1998:80. Only those who are admitted to third-cycle studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. They may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration according to the regulations.

The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. The total employment period may not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle studies for four years.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor,
Joakim Öhlén, Professor, +46 31 786 6098, joakim.ohlen@gu.se 

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of  English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden,  check what you need to submit at https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Documenting-your-eligibility-for-studies/Instructions-for-Masters-applicants/Specific-requirements-for-my-country1/ where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.

  • If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request).

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system according to the instructions.

Closing date 2019-01-28


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Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

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Post expires on Monday January 28th, 2019

PhD-position in Sociology within the project The Challenges of Polarization on the Swedish Labour Market

Diary id: PAR 2018/1599 Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary) Location: Department of Sociology and Work Science Apply by: 2019-02-14

The Department of Sociology and Work Science has over 100 employees, teachers, researchers, PhD-students and administrative staff. The department carries out research, education and collaboration in a number of areas. There is research on labour markets, working life, social movements, environmental policy, migration and sociology of emotions. Courses are offered in a range of fields such as sociology, work science, criminology and human resource management. The Department also has extensive commitment to several of the University’s educational programs, particularly in teacher education. Collaboration and development projects are conducted both in research and education with partners in the private and public sector.

The position is announced within the framework of the research program The Challenges of Polarization on the Swedish Labour market. The program is funded by Forte, and studies the causes and consequences of polarization, i.e. when the number of employees in high and low paid occupations increases as compared to medium-paid occupational groups. The program is divided into 6 work packages, and the PhD positions is announced within Work package 5, focusing on trade union membership and trade union strategies to meet a polarized labour market.


Job assignments

The student admitted is to write a PhD-thesis within the framework of Work package 5. The “workers’ collective” and polarisation: trade unions and workers’ representation, in the research program The Challenges of Polarization on the Swedish Labour market. The work package aim to answer the following questions: 1. What changes in attitudes to and membership in unions can be found among workers, and how prevalent are polarisation effects in these changes? 2. What revitalisation strategies are unions developing in terms of recruitment and organisation to meet the challenges of polarisation? 3. What concessions are unions willing to make and what coalition-building strategies do they pursue in relation to employers, government institutions and civil society? In order to answer these questions the student will have to apply both qualitative as well as quantitative research methods.

The aim of the doctoral studentship is for the doctoral student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research autonomously within sociology or sociology with a specialization towards science and technology studies and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a scholarly thesis. Another aim for the doctoral student is to develop an ability to apply the acquired knowledge and skills within post-degree research or other professional work.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements.

An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if they has obtained 1) a degree at the second-cycle level, 2) at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level or 3) largely equivalent knowledge in other ways, in Sweden or abroad.

An applicant meets the specific entry requirements if they has obtained 1) a degree at the advanced level in sociology or a degree at the advanced level including an independent project at advanced level specialized in sociology, 2) or a degree at the advanced level including an independent project specialized in sociology within the area of science and technology studies, 3) applicants who have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad will also be considered to meet specific entry requirements.

Due to the nature of the research material, the applicant must have a good command of Swedish, both written and orally.

Assessment

Applicants will be assessed based on their ability to benefit from the doctoral study program at the Department.

To this end, applicants must submit the following documents:

-Papers, degree projects and other relevant works (maximum four works), which will be assessed on in terms of ability to formulate scientific problem and purpose, previous research and choice of theoretical perspective, methodology and implementation, theory integration, interpretation and conclusions as well as academic and linguistic presentation.

-A project draft, maximum 2000 words, in which the applicant present their research interest in relation to the stated assignments, discusses previous research and theories of relevance for the area, and outlines how the research questions can be answered. The project draft will be assessed on scientific relevance, demonstrated familiarity with previous and current research as well as feasibility within the framework of the PhD-education.

Employment

The employment is a fixed-term employment, limited to 4 years, and is carried out on a full-time basis unless there are acceptable reasons to the contrary (minimum 50%). The position may include departmental duties corresponding up to 20% of a full-time post over the course of study. If such tasks are required, the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly. Regulations on the employment as a doctoral student are given in ordinance SFS 1993:100.

Appointment procedure

As part of the appointment procedure top-ranked candidates will be interviewed.

For further information regarding the position

For information on the education program, please contact Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand, coordinator of third-cycle program, cecilia.lofstrand@gu.se, +46 31 786 4766

For information on the assignments, please contact professor Bengt Larsson, bengt.larsson@socav.gu.se, +46 31 786 4775

For information on the application procedure/admittance process, please contact human resource officer Anna Karin Wiberg, anna-karin.wiberg@gu.se, +46 31 786 4761

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

The application shall consist of, above mentioned, papers, degree projects and other relevant works (maximum four works), a project draft and verified copies of academic transcripts and evidence of other relevant qualifications. The application may include a brief cover letter where the applicants state their motivations for applying to the position.

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

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PhD-position in Work Science

Diary id: PAR 2018/1600 Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary) Location: Department of Sociology and Work Science Apply by: 2019-02-14

The Department of Sociology and Work Science has over 100 employees, teachers, researchers, PhD-students and administrative staff. The department carries out research, education and collaboration in a number of areas. There is research on labour markets, working life, social movements, environmental policy, migration and sociology of emotions. Courses are offered in a range of fields such as sociology, work science, criminology and human resource management. The Department also has extensive commitment to several of the University’s educational programs, particularly in teacher education. Collaboration and development projects are conducted both in research and education with partners in the private and public sector.

Job assignments

The aim of the doctoral studentship is for the doctoral student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research autonomously within work science and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a scholarly thesis. Another aim for the doctoral student is to develop an ability to apply the acquired knowledge and skills within post-degree research or other professional work.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements.

An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if they has obtained 1) a degree at the second-cycle level, 2) at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level or 3) largely equivalent knowledge in other ways, in Sweden or abroad.

An applicant meets the specific entry requirements if they has obtained 1) a degree at the advanced level in work science or a degree at the advanced level including an independent project at advanced level specialized in work science, 2) or a degree at the advanced level in social sciences, medicine or technology including an independent project specialized in work science, 3) applicants who have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad will also be considered to meet specific entry requirements.

Assessment

Applicants will be assessed based on their ability to benefit from the doctoral study program at the Department.

To this end, applicants must submit the following documents:

-Papers, degree projects and other relevant works (maximum four works), which will be assessed on in terms of ability to formulate scientific problem and purpose, previous research and choice of theoretical perspective, methodology and implementation, theory integration, interpretation and conclusions as well as academic and linguistic presentation.

-A project draft, maximum 2000 words, stating the applicant’s research interest and planned focus area of their doctoral thesis. The project draft will be assessed on scientific relevance, ability to formulate scientific problems, demonstrated familiarity with previous and current research as well as feasibility within the framework of the PhD-education. The project draft also forms the basis for assessment of the Department’s competences to tutor within the indicated research area.

Employment

The employment is a fixed-term employment, limited to 4 years, and is carried out on a full-time basis unless there are acceptable reasons to the contrary (minimum 50%). The position may include departmental duties corresponding up to 20% of a full-time post over the course of study. If such tasks are required, the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly. Regulations on the employment as a doctoral student are given in ordinance SFS 1993:100.

Appointment procedure

As part of the appointment procedure top-ranked candidates will be interviewed.

For further information regarding the position

For information on the education program/employment, please contact Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand, coordinator of third-cycle program, cecilia.lofstrand@gu.se, +46 31 786 4766

For information on the application procedure/admittance process, please contact human resource officer Anna Karin Wiberg, anna-karin.wiberg@gu.se, +46 31 786 4761

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

The application shall consist of, above mentioned, papers, degree projects and other relevant works (maximum four works), a project draft and verified copies of academic transcripts and evidence of other relevant qualifications. The application may include a brief cover letter where the applicants state their motivations for applying to the position.

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday February 14th, 2019