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Doctoral position in Practical philosophy

Doctoral position in Practical philosophy

The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the Faculty of Arts has about 100 staff members and a student body corresponding to about 350 full-time equivalents. It is home to a large number of national and international research projects and offers courses and degree programs for philosophers, logicians, linguists, language technologists, theorists of science, historians of philosophy, philologists and philosophy teachers. The Department also arranges doctoral education and development work in its various academic domains.

Practical philosophy at the University of Gothenburg offers a wide selection of research and supervision competence, including applied and normative ethics, free will and moral responsibility, history of moral philosophy, metaethics and political philosophy. More information: https://flov.gu.se/english/research/research-areas/practical-philosophy

Subject area

Practical philosophy

Specific subject description

Practical Philosophy addresses questions of norms, values and ideologies. Central research areas include moral philosophy (ethics), social philosophy (political philosophy and legal philosophy), philosophy of religions and aesthetics.

Job assignments

The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will be to write a doctoral dissertation in the area mentioned above, and to complete obligatory course work. He or she may also undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to her or his dissertation topic. Such duties extend the position accordingly. The candidate is expected to participate in the department’s activities, such as workshops and seminars.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements. The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programs are: a second-cycle qualification/degree or at least 240 higher education (HE) credits for courses of which at least 60 HE credits are awarded in the second-cycle; or equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

Admission to the third-cycle program in Practical Philosophy also requires:

  1. 30 higher education credits in Practical Philosophy as a second-cycle subject, at least 15 of which must be from a degree project or equivalent knowledge,
  2. the type(s) of Swedish and English skills needed to be able to benefit from compulsory parts of the course and to be able to actively participate in seminars and similar activities.

For further information about the general and specific requirements please refer to study syllabus at the following link: https://hum.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/studieplaner

Assessment

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the course or study program shall be taken into account in accordance with Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. To facilitate the selection process, the applicant must submit:

– Theses, degree projects and any publications. These are assessed based on the following five quality criteria, of which the final two have the heaviest weighting: Suitable subject definition, relevant questioning, suitable command of the subject and structuring of the thesis, suitable use of language, formalities, academic quality and independence.

– A project draft no more than 2,500 words in which the applicant stipulates a research domain that he/she would like to develop, justifies its relevance and discusses which theories, methods and materials would be relevant. The project draft is assessed on the basis of the following four criteria: whether the draft displays familiarity with previous and current research within the field, whether the research questions are viable and grounded in current research, whether the draft is judged to be realistic, as regards its implementation at third-cycle level, and whether the draft shows that it is likely the applicant will make a valuable contribution to research in the field. The project draft also provides supporting information for assessing the Department’s supervisor competence within the research domain stipulated.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg

First day of employment: 2019-01-15

Apart from his or her own third-cycle education, the successful applicant may also be expected to do service in education, research (unrelated to the thesis) and administration. The employment is for one year. It can be extended with a maximum of two years at a time. The total employment cannot exceed four years third cycle education, full time.

Employment Procedure

Selection, interviews and assessment is made by a recruitment group at the department. A list of top-ranked applicants is then presented based on the information provided by the applicants (based on merit, quality of submitted works, quality of research proposal, and availability of qualified supervisors). The top-ranked candidates may be invited to interviews (in Gothenburg or via video link).

For further information please contact:

Ragnar Francén Olinder, Deputy head of research, Senior lecturer in Practical philosophy, Tel: + 46 (0)31-786 4837, ragnar.francen@filosofi.gu.se

Helena Bjärnlind, HR Administrator, Tel: + 46 (0)31-786 4570, helena.bjarnlind@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

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.

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent in two copies to the following address and marked with reference number. University of Gothenburg, Att: HR Administrator, FLoV, Box 200, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.

For the application to be considered complete it must include:

1) An introductory letter of 500 words maximum (approx. 1 page). The letter should consist of four paragraphs in the following order: a) a short presentation of yourself, b) a short presentation of your merits, c) a short presentation of the intended research project and d) a short account for why the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science is of interest to you.

2) A CV, including a list of publications (if applicable).

3) Master thesis and a maximum of 4 other publications that the candidate want to submit as proof of merit, such as other theses, or research publications.

4) A description of the intended research project of at most 2500 words (including abstract, excluding bibliography), indicating the applicant’s research interests and planned focus area of his/her thesis and research. As well as a plan for its execution, describing how it can be discharged in a series of articles.

5) Verified copies of academic transcripts and possibly evidence of other relevant qualifications, if applicable.

In addition, candidates may submit any other documentation they want to be considered, such as recommendation letters.

Applications should be written in English.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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 November 8th, 2018

Doctoral position, one or several, in Computational Linguistics

Doctoral position, one or several, in Computational Linguistics

The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the Faculty of Arts has about 100 staff members and a student body corresponding to about 350 full-time equivalents. It is home to a large number of national and international research projects and offers courses and degree programs for philosophers, logicians, linguists, language technologists, theorists of science, historians of philosophy, philologists and philosophy teachers. The Department also arranges doctoral education and development work in its various academic domains.

The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) is based in FLoV at the University of Gothenburg, and is funded by a 10 year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modelling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction. For a description of CLASP see http://flov.gu.se/clasp

Subject

Computational Linguistics

Job assignments

The successful candidate is expected to devote her or his time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and to write a doctoral dissertation. He or she may, however, also undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to her or his dissertation topic. Such duties extend the position accordingly. As the position is funded in part by a research grant from the Swedish Research Council the successful candidate should write her or his doctoral thesis within one of the CLASP’s core areas and the research should fit in within the research programme of the centre. People working on one or more of this areas as well as their interface, are strongly encouraged to apply.

More specifically, people in CLASP are currently conducting research in linguistics and computational linguistics using ideas from the following research areas:

 

  • Type Theory (or logics) and probability
  • Machine Learning including Deep Learning and Neural Networks
  • Theorem Proving and Bayesian Reasoning
  • Formal Models of Dialogue and Linguistic Interaction
  • Combining logical and Machine Learning/Deep Learning approaches
  • Models combining language and perception

Applicants with interests in these or related domains are encouraged to apply. The doctoral student is also expected to participate in the department’s activities, such as workshops, seminars and conferences.

 

Eligibility

The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programs are: a second-cycle qualification/degree and at least 240 higher education (HE) credits for courses of which at least 60 HE credits are awarded in the second-cycle; or equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

In addition, admission to the third-cycle programmer in Computational Linguistics at the University of Gothenburg also requires:

At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, or equivalent qualifications,

or

At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 2 (Linguistics or Cognitive Science), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first or second level courses in subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing) or subject area 3 (Computer Science, Logic, or Mathematics), or equivalent qualifications

or

At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 3 (Computer Science, Logic or Mathematics), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first or second-level courses in subject area 2 (Linguistics or Cognitive Science) or subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing), or equivalent qualifications.

The necessary English skills that are needed in order to be able to benefit from compulsory parts of the course and to be able to actively participate in seminars and similar activities, are also required.

For further information about the general and specific requirements please refer to study syllabus at the following link:
http://flov.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-studies-third-cycle/postgraduate-subjects

Assessment

Following the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the study programme and on the Department’s resources to supervise them.

To facilitate the selection process, applicants must submit:

  1. Thesis and degree projects
  2. A project draft describing the applicant’s desired focus of research as well as which theories, methods and material they are planning to use.

Admissions and selections are conditional on the Department’s resources to supervise within the doctoral student’s focus of research as well as the compatibility of the candidate’s project proposal with CLASP’s areas of research. In addition to the assessment of the submitted application the process may also include interviews. For a more detailed account of the selection process please refer to the study syllabus above.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg

First day of employment: 2019-01-15

Apart from his or her own third-cycle education, the successful applicant may also be expected to do service in education, research (unrelated to the thesis) and administration. The employment is for one year. It can be extended with a maximum of two years at a time. The total employment cannot exceed four years third cycle education, full time.

Employment Procedure

Selection, interviews and assessment is made by a recruitment group at the department. A list of top-ranked applicants is then presented based on the information provided by the applicants (based on merit, quality of submitted works, quality of research proposal, and availability of qualified supervisors). The top-ranked candidates may be invited to interviews (in Gothenburg or via video link).

For further information please contact:

Lena Eriksson, Associate head of department, +46-31-786 4184, lena.eriksson@theorysc.gu.se

Helena Bjärnlind, HR Administrator, + 46 31-786 4570, helena.bjarnlind@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

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.

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent in two copies to the following address and marked with reference number. University of Gothenburg, Att: HR Administrator, FLoV, Box 200, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.

Applications should be written in English.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final.

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 Wednesday December 5th, 2018

Two PhD positions focusing on media effects and public opinion formation

Two PhD positions focusing on media effects and public opinion formation

Job assignments

We are hiring two PhD students to work in the ERC-funded project Varieties of Media Effects. The research project will study public opinion on a range of societal problems, and how these opinions are influenced by news media coverage and citizens’ media usage, in a rapidly changing media environment. The empirical studies are based on a combination of methods for data collection – panel surveys, media content analyses, focus groups and experiments – and will be conducted in close collaboration with the SOM institute at the University of Gothenburg. The PhD students will work together in a project team consisting of two PhD students, one postdoc and one principal investigator.

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 journalism, media and communication, to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of an article-based scholarly thesis, and to contribute to the research project of which the doctoral studentship is part.

The PhD students will work with different parts of the research project. PhD student 1 will primarily work on those parts that focuses on quantitative analyses of media content and panel surveys. PhD student 2 will primarily work on those parts that are based on experimental methods for studying media effects.

The PhD students should be well acquainted with research fields such as media and communication, media effects and/or public opinion formation more generally. Experience and expertise with specific relevance to the project are particularly valued, both with respect to knowledge of the field and methodological skills.

The positions are limited to 4 years in duration and carried out on a full-time basis. The positions may include departmental duties corresponding to 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.

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 he/she has obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.39):

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 for third-cycle studies if he/she has obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.40):

A master’s degree in journalism worth 240 higher education credits (240 ECTS credits), or a master’s degree in media and communication studies worth 240 higher education credits (240 ECTS credits), or a master’s degree within the humanities/social sciences worth at least 240 higher education credits (240 ECTS credits) if the applicants degree project was clearly and primarily linked to the area of journalism and media studies.

Applicants who have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad will also be considered to meet the specific entry requirements.

The applicant must be proficient in English at a level that will enable him or her to fully benefit from scientific literature and courses at the doctoral level and to actively participate in the doctoral seminars, and to write the dissertation in English.

Assessment

According to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the study programs and on the department’s supervisory resources.

Assessment of applicants will particularly focus on experiences and expertise of relevance to the project. This includes documented:

  1. Expertise in the research fields of media and communication, media effects and/or public opinion formation more generally, as well as
  2. Methodological expertise in quantitative analyses in general, and survey research and panel studies, experiments or automated media content analyses in particular.

The Head of Department is in charge of all admission decisions at the third-cycle level. Decision cannot be appealed.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2019-03-01 or by agreement
Reference number: PAR 2018/1220

Additional Information

Prior to the recruitment procedure, the Department of journalism, media and communication will have determined the recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore firmly request that contact with media sellers, recruitment sites and the like be avoided.

For questions regarding the handling of the application portal or technical problems, please contact rekrytering@gu.se.

For further information please contact:

Adam Shehata, Docent
+46 31 786 5057
adam.shehata@jmg.gu.se

jmg.gu.se/

Unions

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

Closing date 2018-11-19

Application Procedure

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Attach verified copies of your education and English proficiency proving your eligibility. 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 application must include:

  1. Academic papers, degree projects and other relevant work. The texts must be submitted in Swedish or English. Any translated versions must be accompanied by the original text.
  2. A project draft in which the applicant outlines his/her interest in research questions relating to media effects and public opinion formation, documents his/her methodological skills and experiences with respect to quantitative methods more generally, and survey methodology, panel surveys, experimental methods or automated content analysis in particular. The letter should also make clear which one of the two PhD positions the applicant is interested in. Maximum 2000 words.
  3. Copies of academic transcripts and grades verifying that the general and specific entry requirements stated above have been met. Evidence of other relevant qualifications.

It is for the applicant to make sure the application is complete and no changes/additions are allowed after the last date of application

Scholarly publications etc. that are not available electronically shall be submitted to (write the reference number on the documents):

 

Christina Jones
University of Gothenburg
Journalism Media and Communication
Box 710
40530
Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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 Monday November 19th, 2018

PhD student position in Medical Science – Reward-controlling neurocircuitry

PhD student position in Medical Science – Reward-controlling neurocircuitry

The Department of Physiology is part of the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, the Faculty of Health and Care Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. The Department conducts research within the area of physiology. Several projects involve a close collaboration with the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. We offer undergraduate courses as parts of study programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Speech and language pathology, Dental hygiene, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy and the bachelor program of Cognitive Science. The research groups at the Department represent a broad range of research areas within the field of physiology.

Project title: Deciphering the neurocircuitry controlling reward behaviour

Job assignments

General information about third-cycle studies: The PhD education in Medical Science 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

Project: Our research aim is to understand the brain mechanisms that regulate feeding behavior. We are particularly interested in discovering how these mechanisms contribute to vulnerability to obesity. We are furthermore interested in investigating the neural circuit and molecular basis that control appetite, food reinforcement, and impulsivity related to appetite decisions. The project involves the use of a wide range of methods and technologies from the fields of molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, in vivo two-photon-microscopy, optical calcium imaging, optogenetics and behavioral analysis in rodent models of obesity, addiction, and impulsivity. Work will involve in vivo experiments in rats and mice.

The PhD student will join the section of Metabolic Physiology at Sahlgrenska Academy as well as the newly established Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine, which offers access to unique technical platforms as well as competence. Longer research stays in laboratories in the US are expected to be an integral part of this project. The PhD position offers an opportunity to conduct scientific research within a highly motivated, international team and fully equipped laboratories in state-of-the-art facilities, as well as comprehensive mentoring, opportunities for conference presentations, and further support for career development.

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.

Documented experiences in the field of Neurosciences, Medicine, Biology or related field are meritorious, as well as in Biomedical engineering/Biotechnology with an interest applying their technical aptitude in animal models of disease. Excellent skills in Swedish and English (oral and written), good communication skills, and very high level of commitment and curiosity about neuroscience questions are desired.

Employment

Time limited employment (temporary), 4 years. Extent: 100%. Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Physiology. First day of employment: as agreed but preferably January 2019.

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 project supervisor Karolina Skibicka, karolina.skibicka@neuro.gu.se

https://neurophys.gu.se/english/departments/physiology/research/metabolic-physiology/karolina-skibicka

Unions

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

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Attach verified copies of your education and English proficiency proving your eligibility. 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.

Closing date 2018-11-08

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

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

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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 November 8th, 2018

PEN POSITIONS 1 – 3 PhD Students in Subject Matter Education: Swedish and Social Science Subjects

PEN POSITIONS 1 – 3 PhD Students in Subject Matter Education: Swedish and Social Science Subjects

The Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies offers 1-3 full-time PhD positions in subject matter education with specializations in Swedish and/or the social science subjects (geography, history, religion, civics).

The department has close to 115 employees. The department’s overall profile is characterized by an interest in the school and the classroom, and the everyday life of teachers and students in and outside school. Our main area of work concerns teacher education and we conduct education at second- and third-cycle level.

Since autumn 2018, the department’s research is organized into three research environments:

Didactic classroom studies in which teaching, learning and the content of these processes are studied as a coherent whole, paying attention to the specific intentions associated with these activities.

Critical education research, which relates to education as a social and political institution and includes studies of knowledge processes, educational reforms and teaching professions. Interest is directed towards how the educational system deals with issues of education and democracy in connection to social challenges.

Phenomenography, variation theory and learning study focus on opportunities to learn a specific subject content. The research examines what necessary conditions for learning are and how they can be created in e.g. teaching.

This announcement is part of the department’s ambition to strengthen these three research environments. The hope is to employ one PhD student per environment in subject matter education with specializations, in this case Swedish and/or the social science subjects. At the department, subject matter education research is carried out, which in Swedish focuses on primary school students’ reading and writing development, multimodality and multilingualism; and which in the social science subjects focuses in particular on ethics, sustainability, interculturalism, critical thinking, historical reasoning and social science subjects as social and cultural phenomena.

Subject matter education is a third-cycle subject where the conditions, processes and results of teaching, learning and education are studied in relation to specific content. The relationships and links between learning and teaching are of particular interest, as is how we organize, discuss and act in relation to such specific content. Research into subject matter education often involves classroom studies, but may also embrace structural perspectives, e.g. by studying education systems, curricula and syllabuses.

The position will be linked to the department’s research environments as described above

Job assignments

The PhD student will be engaged in doctoral studies. In addition to this, the applicant may be required to fulfil duties relating to education, research and administrative work in accordance with special provisions of the regulations in the Higher Education Ordinance (max 20%). The employment is then extended by the corresponding amount of time.

Eligibility

Those who are admitted to postgraduate education are granted a four-year doctoral position at the department. The requirements for admission are that the applicant meets the general and specific entry requirements and is considered in other respects to have the ability required to complete the doctoral studies.

General entry requirements
According to Chapter 7, Section 39 of the Higher Education Ordinance, a person meets the general entry requirements if he or she has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle.

Specific entry requirements
One of the following alternatives is required:

A. Teaching qualification, including courses corresponding to at least 30 higher education credits awarded in the second-cycle in a relevant subject, and an independent project (degree project) comprising at least 15 higher education credits awarded in the second-cycle.

B. At least 90 higher education credits, of which at least 30 are higher education credits awarded in the second-cycle, within a relevant area of knowledge within subject matter education, and an independent project (degree project) comprising at least 15 higher education credits awarded in the second-cycle.

Eligible applicants also include those who have acquired substantively equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

Assessment

Selection of applicants who meet the eligibility requirements shall be in accordance with Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance made with regard to the ability of the applicants to complete the doctoral studies. In the assessment we pay special attention to documented qualifications regarding:

– the quality of the qualifying thesis
– the quality of the submitted research plan (see Application Procedure)

A great deal of importance is also attached to whether the applicant’s thesis work can be supported by and contribute to one of the three research environments at the department.

Employment

Time limited employment (temporary), 4 years. Extent: 100%. Location: Department of Pedagogical, Curricular och Professoinal Studies. 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.

Appointment procedure

Applications are processed by an admission group whose task is to rank the applications. Applicants who are short-listed may be called to interview. Decisions on admission are taken by the head of department. In accordance with the doctoral study regulations at the University of Gothenburg, only doctoral students who can be offered supervision are admitted to postgraduate education.

An information meeting about the PhD position will be held on Thursday, October 11 at 17.30 (place to be announced) with opportunity to pose questions. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email: sylvana.sofkova.hashemi@gu.se

For further information regarding the position

For further information, please contact Deputy Head of PhD Studies, Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi, sylvana.sofkova.hashemi@gu.se, phone:  +46 (0)31-786 3128.

Unions

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

How to apply

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.

Register your application electronically under “Apply online”.

The following documents have to be included in the application:

– Personal letter with a short description of relevant background, max. one A4-page
– A Curriculum Vitae;
– Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents that demonstrate that the general and specific entry requirements are met;
– A Master’s thesis and other research-oriented text (bachelor’s thesis, papers, reports etc.). If not written in English or a Scandinavian language they must be translated into one of these languages;
– A research project outline, maximum five A4 pages, written in Swedish or English (see guidelines below and assessment criteria above).
– References
– Any other qualifications that the applicant may wish to refer to.

The research plan describes the proposed dissertation project (max. five A4 pages excluding reference list) and should contain the following headings: Background and purpose, Previous research, Theoretical foundation, Method and References. It should also explain how the research area relates to at least one of the department’s three research environments. In addition, the project’s relation to Swedish and/or social science subject matter education (either thematic or specifically focused on geography, history, religion or social science) is clarified.

Scientific publications, writings and similar documents that are not in electronic form should be marked with reference numbers and sent to:

Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi
Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies
University of Gothenburg
Box 300
SE-405 30 Gothenburg
SWEDEN

Other information

Information about the department https://idpp.gu.se/english,
PhD education https://uf.gu.se/english/education+/thirdcycle-studies

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