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Doctoral student i sociology (6 positions)

Published: 2017-02-02

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

Uppsala University welcomes applications for five doctoral student positions in sociology based at the Department of Sociology.

One further doctoral position will be appointed with an emphasis on housing and urban research to be based at the Institute for Housing and Urban research.

The Department seeks to appoint candidates with excellent academic merits who can demonstrate their potential for research in any area of sociology. The terms and conditions of employment for doctoral researchers at Uppsala University are internationally highly competitive.

For further information on the Ph.D. program see:

To be admitted to the Ph.D. program basic as well as specific qualifications are required. To meet the basic qualifications applicants must have a degree at an advanced level, or to demonstrate some equivalent and equal form of knowledge. The specific qualification requires an applicant to have at least 90 credits in sociology or equivalent in order to be considered (or equivalent and equal knowledge). To be accepted, the applicant must be deemed to have the capacity to finish the program.

The application must include:

Research plan:
The research plan – which should be short; about 2000 words – focussing on the sociological topic of the proposed thesis should be attached. . The plan should briefly review previous research, formulate a research problem and aim, and present the potential theoretical perspectives and methodological point of departure to be used. The applicants will be ranked based on the quality of the research plan and the materials that they submit with their applications. The idea being that the research plan is used not only to test applicants’ capacity to structure a research project (in relation to sociological theory and existing research as well as decide on appropriate methods to answer the research questions that the plan poses), but also to get an idea of the applicant’s research interest. For more information about the research plan, see the document:

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Admission: The admission will be based on an evaluation of the applicant capacity to successfully finish the program. The evaluation is based on the submitted texts and the research plan. Individual interviews may be used as well.

Economic conditions: Successful candidates will be awarded employment as doctoral candidates for a full period of four years, starting 2017-09-01 or as otherwise agreed. Salary will be paid according with the guidelines of Uppsala University.

Contact the following for further information:
Director of Graduate studies, Professor Hannah Bradby, phone +46 18 471 51 83, or the Head of Department, Professor Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen, phone +46 18 471 14 84.
For the position with an emphasis on housing and urban research Professor Miguel A. Martínez, phone +46 18 471 65 45 or the Head of Department at IBF professor Irene Molina, phone +46 18 471 65 17

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 13th March of 2017, UFV-PA 2017/401.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Sociology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 6

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Stefan Djurström, Seko

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/401

Last application date: 2017-03-13

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