The Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University is looking for a PhD fellow for the Programme Research in Health and Society. The position as PhD fellow is limited to 3 years.
You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of People and Technology, and be associated to the PhD Programme “Research in Health and Society”. The deadline for starting will be as soon as possible.
There is a special interest in receiving PhD applications under the theme:
Inequity in health: Studies of social and cultural inequity and inequality in health, as well as the social and cultural processes of gaining access to, and exclusion from healthy settings and healthy lives. We invite applications that wish to theorize and empirically explore social and cultural phenomena in relation to inequity in health. This could be either marginalization and vulnerability, social privileges and class, gender and sex, ethnicity and xenophobia, ageism, place and displacement, medicalization and pathologization, etc. We also invite studies on the impact of specific enabling structures, salutogenetic approaches and health promoting strategies and practices, and how they may influence the psycho-social environment of health in relation to larger equity.
PhD Programme Research in Health and Society: The PhD programme is concerned with critical social scientific and humanistic health research that may contribute to improving conditions for good and healthy lives and a healthy society. Research is focussed on relations between health, culture and society, and contributes to critical studies of existing knowledge regimes, discourses, practices of health and health promotion. Equity, access, sustainability and welfare are guiding perspectives in the study of health strategies and institutional practices, as well as in the study of health in everyday life settings, in communities and as a part of identity and subjective experience. The study programme is transdisciplinary, and has expertise in qualitative ethnographic, interview, discourse analytical and action research methodologies and methods.
Responsibilities and duties
• Completing PhD courses or other similar educational elements comprising the equivalent of approx. 30 ECTS credits.
• Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, primarily foreign, research institutions, private research companies, etc.
• Obtaining experience with teaching activities or other forms of knowledge dissemination related to the PhD project in question.
• Other academic qualifications described in the job advertisement.
The assessment for enrolment will also consider:
Roskilde University was originally established in order to challenge academic traditions and to experiment with new ways to create and acquire knowledge. We cultivate a project and problem-oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others. We employ an interdisciplinary approach because no major problems are ever resolved on the basis of any single academic discipline alone. We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.
Terms of employment
This is a full-time position, reporting to the head of department, Anders Siig Andersen.
Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018