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Doctoral studentship in English, literature

Karlstad University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description

The English department at Karlstad University offers a wide range of courses at all levels. These include courses within the university’s teacher training programmes, freestanding course and courses in English for specific purposes. The English department conducts research in both linguistics and English literature, and several teachers are involved in the strong research group KuFo (Research Group for Culture Studies) and CSL (Centre for Language and Literature in Education), which is tied to the strong research group ROSE (Research on Subject-Specific Education).

The doctoral studentship

The doctoral studentship involves four years of full-time study and leads up to a doctoral degree. Doctoral students should have the ability to work independently and also be prepared to contribute to the work of the English department in different ways, for instance through completing teaching-related or administrative tasks. You are also expected to be based at Karlstad University and contribute actively to the research environments of the English department and within the research group KuFo.

Eligibility

For admission to doctoral studies, the applicant must meet the requirements of both general and specific eligibility and be assessed as generally capable of completing the study programme (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). General eligibility for admission requires a second-cycle qualification with completed courses of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle level, or largely equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

Specific eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in English requires at least 30 ECTS credits in English at second-cycle level, including an independent project of 15 ECTS credits.

Admission

Admission is based on individual assessment of the applicant’s qualifications and capacity to complete a programme at doctoral level successfully. Special emphasis is placed on previous study results and the quality of previous independent, written assignments. Assessment is also based on the research plan, which provides an account of the planned thesis project, language proficiency, and the intention to be present and contribute actively to the research environment. The applicant should have good social skills and the ability to work independently as well as in a group.

Terms of employment

The doctoral studentship comprises four years of full-time study, or five years at 80% if the position includes 20% of teaching or other tasks at the department. The salary for this doctoral studentship corresponds to the standard level of salary for doctoral students at Karlstad University. Starting date is 1 September 2020, or by agreement.

Application

Submit the application no later than 26 April 2020, via the University’s web-based recruitment tool (see below).

The application should include:

  1. A list of qualifications (CV) with certified copies of grades, degree certificates and so on
  2. Copies of degree projects and other publications
  3. A brief cover letter which describes the applicant’s background, experiences of relevance for the position, and research interests
  4. Brief research proposal (1,000–2,500 words)
  5. Any other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to

If possible, include references and/or letters of recommendation.

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. 

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 September 2020, or by agreement
SalaryAccording to agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/43
ContactMaria Holmgren Troy, professor, 054-700 1418Åke Bergvall, professor, ämnesföreträdare, 054-700 1581
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Last application date26.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral students in Materials Engineering, 3 positions

Karlstad University / Department of Engineering and Physics

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Background
The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology invites applications for three doctoral studentships in materials engineering at the Department of Engineering and Physics. The department teaches engineering students for exams on bachelor, master and doctoral levels.

In the department’s materials science research group, researchers from different disciplines participate in a well-equipped laboratory with advanced material analysis and testing. The research is often accomplished in projects with a focus on the technical applications in groups of collaborative industries. The research is on relations between microstructure, mechanical properties and the technical application. Materials engineering is a part of the larger materials science group at Karlstad University, which covers areas as applied mechanics, materials engineering, materials physics and physical chemistry.

Duties
The main duties involve to participate in the research project “AMHiPP – Advanced Materials for High Performance Products”, and to follow the doctoral student (post-graduate) training up to a doctoral exam in materials engineering.

As a doctoral student, you will participate in the AMHiPP project for research on advanced metallic materials in high performance products. The AMHiPP project is funded by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation, the industrial partners (Curtis Wright Surface Technologies AB, FBT Bredaryd AB, Gestamp HardTech AB, GKN Aerospace AB, Sandvik Powder Solutions AB, SECO Tools AB, Uddeholms AB and Voestalpine Precision Strip AB) and Karlstad University. More information is found on www.kau.se.

The post-graduate positions are about properties of advanced high strength materials (tool steels, strip steels, hard metals, superalloys) manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured (3D-printed) materials. Studies will be undertaken on the material’s microstructure, mechanical and tribological testing are performed, and advanced material analysis methods are used, e.g. electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and synchrotron light based methods. Theoretical modelling of material properties are also a part of the research work. Manufacturing of new alloys in the research group’s 3D-printer is included as well.

We are recruiting three doctoral students, and the positions have somewhat different descriptions. It is important that you in your application state the order of priority of your interest in the three different positions, see heading “Application” below.

Post-graduate A, is directed toward properties of additive manufactured materials and studies of their microstructures dependent on processing parameters, and its relations to the material’s mechanical properties.

Post-graduate B, is directed toward properties of advanced high strength materials manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured materials and their mechanical properties as fatigue and defect tolerance.

Post-graduate C, is directed toward properties of advanced high strength materials manufactured primarily by powder metallurgical processes and additive manufactured materials and analysis of their structure through advanced analysis methods, as by synchrotron light studies.

A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral programme consists of 240 higher education credits, including the doctoral thesis. Departmental duties, such as teaching, or other tasks, may be allocated up till 20% of full-time. Normally, the doctoral student performs its work at the working place.

Eligibility
For admission to doctoral studies applicants must meet the requirements of both general and special eligibility (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35)

Applicants who have a Master’s degree of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 credits at Master level, or who have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad, meet the general eligibility requirements.

Special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in materials engineering requires applicants to have a Master’s degree within the field of mechanical engineering, or within nearby fields as material science, physics and chemistry. The one who not fulfils the special eligibility requirements but in other ways has acquired corresponding knowledge may after special evaluation become eligible.

Admission and assessment criteria
For admission to doctoral studies an applicant must be judged to have the ability required to pursue the programme successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment.

Assessment is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to assimilate the doctoral studies.

Special weight is given to:
Completed education with materials engineering specialization.

Considerable weight is given to:
Documented knowledge on engineering materials microstructure and their mechanical properties.

Experience of metallographic studies and mechanical testing. Modelling and simulation of materials structural and mechanical properties.

Experience of research and development project within the field of the present knowledge area.

Qualifications of merits are:
Industrial and technical experience of activities within the present knowledge area.

Karlstad University places great weight to personal qualities such as ability to cooperate, to exercise good judgement, to take responsibility, to commit to activities, and to have a positive attitude to colleagues and students.

Terms of employment
Upon admission to doctoral studies, a studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information
Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation.  We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.

Application
Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

Application should include:

– Letter of application with description of your background and your interest in the position,

– List of qualifications (CV),

– Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,

– Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,

– Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,

– Letter of recommendation, if possible,

– Give an order of priority (1-highest, 2-middle, and 3-lowest) on the focus of the doctoral position you prefer, Post-graduate A, B and C.

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi, and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to: Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för hälsa, natur och teknikvetenskap, Elisabeth Wessling, 651 88 KARLSTAD

State the ref. no: REK2020/86

Last day of application: 2020-04-24

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.  

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/86
ContactJens Bergström, Professor, +46 54 700 1259Lars Johansson, Head of department / Professor, +46 54 700 1677
Union representativeDenita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 54 700 1434Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 54 700 1714Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, +46 54 700 1404
Last application date24.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Friday April 24th, 2020

Doctoral studentship in Nursing

Karlstad University / Department of Health Sciences

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description
The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology advertises a doctoral studentship in Nursing at the Department of Health Sciences. Research in this subject at Karlstad University involves the following three areas: Models and innovations for safe healthcare, Handling complex illnesses, and Expertise and professional development in healthcare. Research in the healthcare field is conducted in several subjects within both faculties at the University today, and the doctoral courses are brought together in the Graduate School Health. The doctoral studentship in Nursing advertised here will be part of the Graduate School Health.

Karlstad University advertises a doctoral studentship connected to a research project on wounds and wound care. Pressure ulcers are a preventable healthcare injury and an indicator of quality in nursing. Despite monitoring of the prevalence of pressure ulcers over many years, and national preventative efforts in this area, the incidence of pressure ulcers in a care context remains at a high level. The aim of the current project is to develop and implement an intervention plan for the treatment of pressure ulcers. The purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of early assessment of skin and tissue, as well as screening for risk factors, in order to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in a care context. Digital solutions may be used for both screening and assessment. The perspectives of both staff and patients are centrally important.

A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral programme consists of 240 ECTS credits, including the doctoral thesis. Departmental duties, such as teaching, or other tasks, may be allocated up till 20% of full-time.

Eligibility
For admission to doctoral studies, applicants must meet the requirements of both general and specific eligibility (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35).

General eligibility for admission requires a second-cycle qualification (MA) of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle (MA) level, or largely equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

Specific eligibility requirements for doctoral studies in nursing include a second-cycle qualification (MA) in nursing or other field that is considered equivalent.

Admission
Admission is based on individual assessment of the applicant’s capacity to complete a programme at doctoral level successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35).

Applicants are assessed and ranked on the basis of their previous studies, with special emphasis on the quality of their submitted independent research-related works, especially at the second-cycle (MA) level. In addition, the applicant’s merits and experiences (see below), research plan outlining the planned thesis project, language proficiency in Swedish and English, and willingness to be present and active in research contexts at Karlstad University, will be assessed. The applicant needs to exhibit social competence and the ability to work both independently and in a group.

Terms of employment
Upon admission to doctoral studies, a doctoral studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information
Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.

Application
Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before the deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessment. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

The application should include

  • Cover letter with description of your background and your interest in the position,
  • List of qualifications (CV) with certified copies,
  • Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,
  • Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,
  • Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,
  • Letter of recommendation, if possible, and
  • A research proposal (approximately 5 pages) and a summary in English (approximately 300 words). The research proposal should concern wounds and wound care in relation to pressure ulcers in the context of complex illnesses and innovations for safe healthcare, and include a literature overview of previous research in this area.

Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:
Karlstads universitet
Fakulteten för hälsa, natur och teknikvetenskap
Erika Bergare
651 88 KARLSTAD
SWEDEN

Last day of application: May 11, 2020

State the ref. no: REK 2019/103.

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.  

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryAccording to local agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2019/103
ContactCarina Bååth, associate professor, , carina.baath@kau.se, +46 (0)54-700 20 89
Union representativeDenita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 (0)54-700 1434Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 (0)54-700 1714
Last application date11.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD position in Computer Science, programmable networks

Karlstad University / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Background

A PhD position in computer science, focused on programmable networking, is available within the Distributed Systems and Communications (DISCO) Group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University. Research within DISCO is focused on computer networking, cloud computing and next-generation technologies such as programmable networking, SDN/NFV and 5G. The position is part of a collaboration with Red Hat Research. Red Hat contributes to many applied research projects relevant in the open source world, including high-performance programmable networking solutions using e.g., eXpress Data Path (XDP) and eBPF.

Duties

The PhD position is focused on programmable networking solutions and how to define, design and implement them. The work consists of developing and evaluating new architectures and mechanisms to provide coherent and comprehensive support for programmable networking in Linux. To accomplish this, in-kernel technologies such as XDP and eBPF will be used.

The candidate is expected to carry out research in this area by combining implementation work with practical experiments, simulations and/or emulation of networks and protocols. Knowledge and/or experience within one or more of the areas of communication protocols, kernel programming, practical work with Linux/Unix, network simulation/emulation, and data analysis are therefore desirable. It is required that the candidate has very good programming skills, as well as proficiency of the English language (written and spoken).

The candidate is expected to work independently, as well as in teams, enthusiastically advancing the technology frontline. A majority of the work will be done in cooperation with other scientists and engineers from Red Hat, and it is therefore desirable that the candidate is able to perform well in collaborative work and has experience of working in projects.

Per agreement between Karlstad University and Red Hat research, all intellectual property resulting from the research should be dedicated to the public. Furthermore, developed software should be offered through an open source license and research results submitted for publication in openly available literature.

Eligibility

Eligible for this position are candidates that meet the general admission requirements as well as the specific admission requirements and be judged to have the ability otherwise required to pursue the programme successfully.

A person who has earned a master’s degree of at least 240 ECTS credits of which at least 60 ECTS credits are earned for studies at master’s level, or who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge, has general eligibility for admission.

A person with a Master’s degree (60 credits) in computer science, a Master’s degree (120 credits) in computer science or a Master of Science degree in computer technology has special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in computer science. A person who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired equivalent qualifications also has special eligibility.

Admission and assessment criteria

For admission to doctoral studies an applicant must be judged to have the ability required to pursue the programme successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7, sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment of the candidates’ abilities to successfully pass the research education.

Considerable weight is given to personal qualities such as ability to cooperate, to exercise good judgement, to take responsibility, to commit to activities, and to have a positive attitude to colleagues and students.

Terms of Employment

Upon admission to doctoral studies, a studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation.  We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.

Application

Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

Application should include

  • Letter of application with description of your background and your interest in the position,
  • List of qualifications (CV),
  • Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,
  • Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,
  • Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,
  • Letter of recommendation, if possible.

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi, and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:

Karlstad University

Att. Emelie Hessel

Faculty of Health Science and Technology

651 88 Karlstad Sweden

Mark all documents with the application registration number DNR REK2020/44

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/44
ContactDr Per Hurtig, 054-700 2335
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404
Last application date15.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday May 11th, 2020