Doctoral student position with the Faculty of Law
Sort on published: 2017-10-19
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A doctoral student position in fiscal law or business law at the Department of Law.
The subject of fiscal law covers the rules of law governing the obligations of private individuals and companies to pay taxes, such as income tax, value added tax, property tax, excise duties etc. It also covers the rules of procedure for how taxation is to take place. In the broadest sense, the subject of business law covers all economically related law that impacts business and entrepreneurship. Research in the subject is primarily intended to generate new knowledge about how various components of the subject of business law interact with one another. One example of this is when the rules in one legal area impact or have significance to the application of rules in one or several other legal areas.
This announcement focuses on fiscal law. Admission may either be for the research topic of fiscal law or business law, but the primary research focus should be tax law.
The individual admitted as a doctoral student in conjunction with this announcement should be focused first and foremost on his or her doctoral education. Admission requires that the applicant can benefit from third-cycle education.
Stipulations on employment as a doctoral student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7, Sections 34-41; in the university’s rules and guidelines, http://regler.uu.se; and in the Department of Law’s general syllabus http://internweb.jur.uu.se/Doktorand/Dokument,mallarochblanketter.aspx.
The admitted doctoral student will be fully funded through grants from the research foundation Uppsala Centre for Tax Law, which also includes supplementary funding that makes it possible to take out insurance that provides coverage equal to that of an employed doctoral student. The funding lasts for a net study period of 4 years, but upon agreement, the time may be extended to 5 years via the doctoral student carrying out teaching etc. (20 percent of study time at most). In this case, the doctoral student is employed by the Department of Law for the teaching-related component of the position.
The terms of eligibility are stipulated in Chapter 7, Section 39-40 of the Higher Education Ordinance, Uppsala University’s Admissions Ordinance UFV 2012/2057, and the Faculty of Law’s supplementary rules in the general syllabus for third-cycle studies, reg. no JURFAK 2016/18. In order for the candidate to be eligible for admission to the Faculty of Law, he or she must have:
1) completed in Sweden a Bachelor of Legal Science, Master of Laws or the law track; or
2) acquired expertise in Sweden or abroad corresponding with what individuals who have completed the above-mentioned qualifications can be assumed to have. When evaluating whether this expertise is sufficient, consideration should be given especially to what the requirements are for successfully completing the programme in the particular third-cycle subject.
Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of Swedish or English.
Submit the application electronically, including the appendices indicated below.
Diploma (required appendix) and other referenced certificates
CV in Swedish or English (required appendix)
Project description in Swedish or English (required appendix) The project description should address relevant questions, subject-specific context, mode of research, materials and methods, a project schedule and reflections on legal value and news value. The project description should comprise 35,000 characters at most, including spaces (approximately 10 A4 pages).
Popular science project summary in Swedish or English (required appendix). The project summary should include a brief popular science summary in Swedish or English of no more than 2,000 characters, including spaces.
Legal work as referenced (electronic copy of books, articles, degree projects, manuscripts etc.)
A statement from a potential supervisor or a letter of recommendation or statement from at least one reference (such as a university teacher or employer).
Admission requires the applicant to have a statement from a professor or associate professor from the Faculty of Law in Uppsala declaring willingness to supervise the proposed project. If no such statement is included with the application, if possible, the Faculty of Law will obtain one for prioritized projects. In the event that the applicant does not include a statement, then special weight may be given to the letter of recommendation or reference.
The appointment is to take place based on an assessment of the applicants’ ability to benefit from the third-cycle education. Note that all individuals who have already been admitted to third-cycle studies should include with the application the Individual Study Plan Follow-up. Download the study plan from www.jur.uu.se, look under Research/Doctoral Education. Submit the application for admission to third-cycle studies (required appendix) using special forms from www.jur.uu.se
Uppsala University finds that gender balance and diversity brings a higher quality to the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Pay: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.
Starting: 2018-03-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Working hours: 100 %
Further information may be obtained from: Director of Research Studies Mosa Sayed, phone +46 018-471 2067, email Mosa.Sayed@jur.uu.se, professor Bertil Wiman, phone +46 070-4850244, email firstname.lastname@example.org, associated professor Jan Bjuvberg, phone +46 070-757 55 42, email email@example.com
You are welcome to apply electronical (UFV-PA 2017/3716). Only complete applications including all relevant documents submitted no later than 8 January 2018 will be taken into consideration.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Law
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fast lön
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3716
Last application date: 2018-01-08