Doctoral student position at the Faculty of Law
Sort on published: 2017-12-05
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 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
A doctoral student position in Private Law, especially Family Law
at the Department of Law. Beginning 1 September 2018 or upon agreement.
Family law spans a broad area and includes matrimonial and cohabitation laws, regulations on children and parents, as well as inheritance law and the law of wills. Family law has a close connection to the daily lives of people; thus, research must be conducted with a broad perspective, including not only the formal rules, but also social values and underlying ideologies, among other things.
Changes in family patterns, family stability, views on children, the age structure of the population, the responsibilities of the welfare state, and increased internationalisation, both of society through migration across national borders and of the regulations of family law, require a continuous adjustment of the law, whose function and purposes must be viewed, in some ways, from new perspectives.
Societal changes entail challenges for the legal system and also affect how research is conducted. Therefore, family law is a highly dynamic research field with constant social relevance.
The position is focused, preferably, on the economic aspects of family 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 is able to 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
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.
Application forms for admission to doctoral studies, and employment as a doctoral student.
Please note that those already admitted to doctoral studies must attach an updated individual study plan to the application for employment as a doctoral student.
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 thirdcycle 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.
Salary: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.
Starting date: 01-09-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Working hours: 100 %
Type of position: Temporary full-time position longer than 6 months
Further information may be obtained from: Director of Research Studies Mosa Sayed, phone +46 018-471 2067, email firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to apply electronical (UFV-PA 2017/4523). Only complete applications including all relevant documents submitted no later than 1 Mars 2018 will be taken into consideration. Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
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: Fixed pay
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 2017/4523
Last application date: 2018-03-01