PhD candidate position in Cultural Anthropology, Engaging Vulnerability
Sort on published: 2018-02-21
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The holder of the position will be an active member of the Engaging Vulnerability (EV) research program at Uppsala University.
EV is a decade-long multidisciplinary research program (2015-2025) financed by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) with support from the Vice-Chancellor’s strategic funds and the Faculty of Arts at Uppsala University. The goal of the program is to conduct empirical research and develop theoretical perspectives engaging vulnerability as a productive resource rather than as a lack or privation. In the fall of 2018, research within the program will include work in anthropology, comparative literature, design studies, ethnology, media and communications, film studies, philosophy, government, gender studies, intellectual history and rhetoric. Information about the program and its activities can be found at http://www.engagingvulnerability.se In order to be considered, the application must explain clearly how the proposed project constitutes a contribution to the overall aims of the EV-program.
Education at the research level has a duration of four years, financed with employment as PhD candidate. PhD candidates are expected to conduct their education at the research level by working full time and by participating actively in the activities of the department. Obligatory administrative and teaching duties at the department may not exceed 20% of full-time.
Education at the research level in Cultural Anthropology is regulated by the general study plan. For information about eligibility and the requirements for admission: http://antro.uu.se/education/research-education/
The selection process will consider the applicant’s capacity to complete the education at the research level. This capacity is judged based upon the applicant’s research plan. In addition, publications and university essays are important when judging an applicant’s ability to follow and benefit from the doctoral program. The ability to express oneself in both written and spoken English is considered important.
For official policies (in Swedish) governing education at the research level, see Högskoleförordningen chapters 5, 8 and 9. University and the Faculty of Arts guidelines for education at the research level are available at: http://regler.uu.se
A complete application must include:
a) a verified copy of a degree certificate that proves the applicant’s eligibility for studies at the research level in Cultural Anthropology;
b) a brief CV;
c) a copy of the MA thesis, or equivalent, within the discipline of Anthropology or an equivalent degree;
d) an outline for the proposed research plan/project in English (of max. 5 pages);
e) other publications or relevant documents, if any, that support the application;
f) a recommendation letter from an academic scholar familiar with your work.
Pay: According to local collective agreements (Lokalt kollektivavtal för doktorander och amanuenser).
Starting: September 1 2018.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100%.
For further information about the position please contact: Director of Studies Sverker Finnström (018-471 7371, (email@example.com)
Senior Faculty Administrator Anna Sofia Hedberg (018-471 6982, firstname.lastname@example.org).
You are welcome to submit your application no later than March 26 2018, UFV-PA 2018/681.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/681
Last application date: 2018-03-26