PhD position within the field of Psychology and Gender Studies
Sort on published: 2018-07-06
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 present PhD position is within the research group Clinical Psychology in Healthcare, hosting U-CARE, within the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, in collaboration with the Centre for Gender Research. The research group Clinical Psychology in Healthcare, and the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research program U-CARE (http://www.u-care.uu.se), are situated at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health. The U-CARE group specializes in the development, piloting, and evaluation of eHealth services for people with somatic disease, and their significant others. U-CARE has several international collaborations and our competence within research methodology has been acknowledged in the latest evaluation of research conducted at Uppsala University.
The Centre for Gender Research (http://www.gender.uu.se/) is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research unit. The Centre offers a creative and diverse environment with researchers who have backgrounds in a range of disciplines in the faculties of humanities, social sciences, natural/technological sciences, and medicine. Prominent areas of research include Gender and Science Education, Human- Animal Studies, Masculinity Studies, Queer Studies, Feminist Cultural Studies, and Family/Kinship Studies. The Centre for Gender Research is a Centre for gender excellence, and was highly acclaimed in the latest research evaluation at Uppsala University.
Duties/Project Description: We are looking for a doctoral student to work in a project focusing on the experiences and mental health of adult daughters providing informal care to older parents. It will primarily focus on developing an understanding of the specific difficulties experienced by this under-served group within the Swedish context. This will include developing an understanding of these difficulties in relation to the Swedish gender equality model and provision of public support.
The PhD programme spans four years of full-time work. Additional service at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health and/or Centre for Gender Research regarding administrative and/or educational work may apply (max 20%) which then prolongs the duration of the PhD programme with the corresponding time.
Qualifications: To be eligible for the position, you need to have completed a degree at advanced (Masters) level in Psychology, Health Care Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, or a related area. Desirable qualifications consist of knowledge of psychological and behavioural change theory and previous documented experience of gender studies, and/or prior experience of research relevant for the position.
Methodological experience in quantitative and qualitative methods, and statistical programming is of value. The applicant must be an Advanced or Proficient User of both Swedish and English.
Application: Your application should be written in English. It should contain your Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificate and grades, Master’s thesis, and eventual publications. It must also contain a personal letter (max. 2 pages) describing: (1) your previous research experience; (2) the reason(s) why you want to pursue a PhD programme; and (3) the reason(s) why you want to pursue a project and education that combines the areas healthcare and gender studies. Include contact information of at least two references, preferably academic. Interviews and work examples will be part of the selection process.
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Uppsala University values the qualities that an even distribution of gender and diversity brings with it. Therefore, applicants of all sexes, birth countries, functionalities, and life experiences, are welcome to apply.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 2018-11-01 or otherwise agreed, temporary position
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact either the research group leader, Professor Louise von Essen (firstname.lastname@example.org, +46184713484) or PhD supervisor Dr Joanne Woodford (email@example.com, +46184716573).
Please submit your application by August 19 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2643.
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Placement: Department of Women's and Children's Health
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/2643
Last application date: 2018-08-19