3–4 PhD positions in History of Science and Ideas
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.
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
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.
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.
Starting date: September 1 2017, or soon thereafter.
Applications will not be returned.
For further questions please contact 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.
Deadline for submitting an application is May 31, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/644.
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: 3
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/644
Last application date: 2017-05-31