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Doctoral student in Maritime Science with focus on Human Factors – Kalmar

Reference number: 2018/345-2.2.1

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

The Faculty of Technology strives to ensure that Linnaeus University’s key words Attractive Knowledge Environment, Prominent Research, Societal Driving Force, and Global Values permeates all of its activities. Kalmar Maritime Academy is one of the faculty’s institutions with extensive undergraduate education and a research environment under construction. The research group currently consists of two professors, two part-time lecturers, two postdoctoral students and five PhD students. Research at the institution is currently focusing on issues relating to seafarers’ daily activities and work situation, the operation of ships and the environmental effects of maritime transports.

Admittance in: Maritime Science with focus on Human Factors.

Employment: The employment as a doctoral student is limited according to chapter 5, § 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent full-time postgraduate studies of four years.

Placement city until further notice: Kalmar.

Work description: The doctoral program is conducted in a research group that works with multiple research projects focused on human factors and the effects of increased automation and digitalization in current and future shipping operations.

The research area addresses questions related to interactions across humans, technology and organization with a specific focus on resilience in an increasingly complex and digitalized maritime domain. Research activities focus on studying the role of human operators in everyday work aboard, in shore-based control centers and in simulated environments.

According to the Higher Education Ordinance, a person appointed to a doctoral studentship should primarily devote himself/herself to his/her own studies. An appointee may work to a limited extent with for example education and administration. However, before a doctoral degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20% of a full-time post.

Requirements: A person fulfils the general entry requirements if she/he

    • Has been awarded a degree on second-cycle level.
    • Has completed the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which 60 credits on second-cycle level, or
    • In other way, in Sweden or abroad, has acquired principally equivalent knowledge.


Specific requirements: Specific prerequisites for admission to graduate studies in Maritime Science are required – a minimum of 90 higher education credits related to the subject Maritime Science or equivalent knowledge acquired in any manner in Sweden or abroad, and – a good command of Swedish and/or English. Subjects that may be considered related to postgraduate studies in Maritime Science are subjects that focus on people in complex environments such as human factors, cognitive science or equivalent.

Other assessment grounds: Knowledge in user centered design and programming is meriting, as is experience from risk and safety analysis. The applicant is expected to have basic knowledge in qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as good analytical skills and capacity to conduct studies in the areas described above. As the doctoral student will be part of a research group, cooperation and flexibility are of great importance.

Evaluation and selection criteria: The selection of candidates is made with regard to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete and benefit from their studies at the graduate level.

More information about the evaluation and selection criteria can be found in the subject area’s general syllabus, see https://lnu.se/en/education/PhD-studies/


Head of department, Ted Bågfeldt

E-post: ted.bagfeldt@lnu.se

Telefon: 0480-49 76 75

Head of research, Carl Hult

E-post: carl.hult@lnu.se

Telefon:0480-49 76 44

HR PARTNER: Leif Eriksson

E-post: leif.eriksson@lnu.se

Telefon: 0480-44 60 28

Closing date for application is September 30, 2018.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. Applicants are requested to the application resolving CV, cover letter , a copy of a relevant essay , grades and certificates and other relevant documents. The applicant also requested to submit with their application a proposed research plan within the current area of research. All documents must be attached to digital in the application. The application and other documents shall be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.


Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018