1 PhD position in History of Science
Sort on published: 2017-03-29
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The Department of History of Science and Ideas is a dynamic research environment, with a particular emphasis on history of science, history of medicine, intellectual history, history of education and media history. Around 40 teachers, researchers and guests work in the milieu, including ca 15 PhD students. See our website for more information. http://www.idehist.uu.se/?languageId=1
The Office for History of Science is a research unit led by Otto Sibum within the Department of History of Science and Ideas and announces one 4-year PhD position in a research programme that aims to investigate how modes of natural inquiry (of which science is just one) emerged and developed in their specific social and cultural milieus. A close study of techniques of knowledge production as well as reciprocal interactions between respective knowledge communities will enlighten the process of how, where and when a specific mode of natural inquiry called ‘science’ came into existence in the global past. The research project has a focus on global developments of late 17th until early 20th Century.
The department announces 1 position for an applicant addressing any aspect of this broad field of inquiry.
Qualifications: To be eligible the applicant must have a Master’s Degree in the humanities or social sciences relevant to research in history of science. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply and the dissertation is written in English. Swedish reading and listening comprehension is expected within two years.
Please note that admission to a PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master’s Degree at the time of application is a prerequisite.
Position: Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and are expected to participate actively in departmental activities such as seminars, workshops, etc. The position is a 4-year full-time employment (starting salary is currently 25 600 SEK/month) which qualifies for all Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20% of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally).
Application: Your application can be written in English or Swedish and should include: 1) a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date, 2) a copy of your MA thesis, 3) a statement (of no more than 1200 words) outlining your proposed research. This outline should describe why you want to do a PhD, a research question you find interesting and a discussion of how this is related to the current state of research. The outline should also have a short discussion of possible sources for answering your question and methodological considerations regarding the potential of these sources, 4) an authorized copy of your Master’s degree and course grades, 5) name and e-mail addresses of at least two referees.
Applications will not be returned.
Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/Rules_and_regulations_in_English/.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: September 1 2017, or soon thereafter.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Otto Sibum, tel. +46-18-4711480, e-mail: email@example.com , or Head of Department Frans Lundgren, tel.+46-18-4711569, e-mail: Frans.Lundgren@idehist.uu.se, or Director of PhD studies Thomas Karlsohn, tel. +46-18-4717287, e-mail: Thomas.Karlsohn@idehist.uu.se.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than May 31, UFV-PA 2017/645.
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In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of History of Science and Ideas
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/645
Last application date: 2017-05-31