The Department of Psychology has approximately 160 employees, and is engaged in extensive research and educational activities. There is a very high demand for all programs at the department.
The present position is related to, among other projects, the ongoing longitudinal research project Gothenburg Longitudinal study of Development (GoLD) in which the participants have been followed since they were 1-2 years old. In the latest waves of the longitudinal study, the main aim has been to unravel issues dealing with personality and identity development. In the next wave of the study, when the participants are 37 years old, there will be a focus on work/family priorities, identity and personality. We are looking for a PhD student with special interest in research questions concerning identity, personality and work/family priorities and an interest in analyses of longitudinal and interview data (both thematic analyses and narrative analysis). The PhD student is expected to have experience of interviewing individuals on sensitive topics.
Doctoral education normally includes four years of full-time study, comprising of work with a thesis project (165 higher education credits) and courses (75 higher education credits). Some courses are obligatory, while others are elective. The primary task for the PhD student is to complete the thesis work under supervision. A PhD student is expected to develop his/her own ideas and communicate scientific results both orally and in writing. This is done in part through the completion of a scientific thesis. The position may furthermore include lecturing and other departmental duties, resulting in extension of the employment period for a corresponding length of time.
Experience of working with psychological research is an advantage as well as experience of having done interviews with individuals on sensitive topics. You must be confident in academic writing, and in speaking English and Swedish. The position requires planning ability, analytical thinking and being able to work independently.
Basic and specific eligibility are prerequisites for entry to doctoral education.
To meet basic eligibility requirements, the applicant must have:
– completed a second-cycle degree,
– completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are in second-cycle courses, or
– have acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad
To meet specific eligibility requirements, the applicant must have:
– completed at least 90 higher education credits of first-cycle courses in psychology, in addition to
– at least 60 higher education credits of second-cycle courses, of which at least 15 higher education credits are in scientific methods, as well as a thesis of at least 15 higher education credits, or
– knowledge equivalent to that listed above, acquired in another manner
We are looking for motivated individuals with an interest in scientifically-based development in the field of psychology. Assessment of applicants who meet the basic and specific eligibility requirements is based on the ability to benefit from doctoral education. In making this assessment, particular weight is given to documented qualifications regarding:
In making the appointment, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies will be given particular weight. Great emphasis is placed on the student’s past thesis/dissertation work, and any previous research-related work. Good ability to communicate orally and in writing in English is a requirement.
Applicants who are assessed as the best qualified will be called to an interview. This interview can be completed in English, and in some cases via the internet.
The starting date for the position will be decided in agreement with the successful applicant. Regulations for employment of PhD students are outlined in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those accepted for doctoral studies can hold the position. Note that the decision on the appointment of PhD students cannot be appealed.
A new appointment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The appointment can be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time. The total period of employment must not exceed the equivalent of four years full-time doctoral studies.
Enquiries concerning the content of the position can be made to Professor Ann Frisén, email@example.com
For general enquiries regarding the doctoral program, contact the Postgraduate studies officer, Ann Backlund, firstname.lastname@example.org 031-786 1637
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You can apply for admission to the doctoral program through the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal, by clicking on the “Apply” button. Do not forget to attach the requested documents. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is completed in accordance with the advertisement details, and for ensuring that the application is submitted to the university before the deadline.
Applications must be received no later than 2018-04-09
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