One PhD student position in Education Studies
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The Department of Education (EDU) conducts research, offers several third-cycle (doctoral) study programs and first and second level (bachelor, master) programs within the subjects of curriculum studies, education, and sociology of education. EDU also has extensive educational involvement in programs such as the Teaching program and the Human Resource program. EDU has more than 280 employees with approximately 185 teachers/researchers, 70 doctoral students and 25 administrators. More information about the department is available at www.edu.uu.se
The science of Education aims to develop knowledge of the processes, both formal and informal, through which people are formed and changed in different social, cultural and institutional contexts, such as preschool, school, family, leisure time, working life and higher education. Education is concerned with different aspects of upbringing, formation, education, learning, teaching and the prerequisites for and implementation of other social processes. It also concerns aspects of diversity. Questions investigated include, for example, how and why different forms of values, knowledge and skills arise, are maintained and change among and between generations, groups and individuals.
As a PhD student you will mainly be working within the framework of one of the following research groups in Education:
Studies in Childhood, Learning and Identities as Interactional Practices (CLIP) studies social interaction, learning, and identity processes with a specific interest in the study of children’s and young people’s everyday life, social relations and learning in preschool and school, digital practices, multilingualism, mobility and spatiality. The research also encompasses the perspectives of professionals, learning in professional education and workplace interaction.
Pedagogics and Special Needs (PS) is focusing on central questions related to inclusion and support measures, especially within the framework of school and preschool. The research encompasses theoretical analyses and conceptual investigations, broad empirical surveys, as well as analysis of and interventions in specific learning environments.
STEP – Comparative Curriculum Studies (STEP-CCS) performs research on governing, management and leadership, assessment and evaluation of policy and educational practices, spanning from preschool to higher education and working life. The studies are grounded in internationally established curriculum and governance theories, comprising institutional, comparative, historical and spatial analyses of different kinds of education arenas.
More information about the research groups in Education can be found at the department website: https://edu.uu.se/research/education/. In this call for applications, projects related to the PS-group will be prioritized.
The full-time employment will be on a temporary basis for a period of four years and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). Departmental duties (typically teaching and administration) at a level of at most 20% can be included in the position, in which case the employment period will be extended beyond the four years. PhD students are expected to study full-time and actively participate in the department’s activities.
Qualifications: A general eligibility of 240 ECTS credits is required, 60 of which are obtained at advanced level, corresponding to four years’ full-time university studies. 90 credits should be in Education studies. An applicant may also be considered qualified if s/he has acquired the corresponding competence in other ways.
Applications should include a completed application form: https://mp.uu.se/documents/432512/983501/ ansokan_forskarniva_eng_180629.pdf/5cd3a4ea-9cd9-c92d-f1b6-9c1f150cf2d1, copies of relevant degree projects/theses, a short CV with publications (if applicable), degree certificates and grade transcripts, and other relevant documents and merits that the applicant wants to highlight. The application should also contain a short description (2-3 pages) of the applicant's planned research focus, a research plan (including research question(s), research background, a reflection upon material and method, and the relevancy of the proposed project) and why the applicant wants to undertake a PhD project.
All documents submitted with the application should be in Swedish or English.
For university guidelines for third-cycle education see: https://regler.uu.se/document/?contentId=626068
See also the curriculum regulating third-cycle education in Education studies at http://www.utbildningsvetenskap.uu.se/digitalAssets/500/c_500222-l_3-k_20170130allmanstudieplanpedagogikrev.pdf
The PhD programme is regulated by the Faculty of Educational Sciences in “Procedures for the Admission to Doctoral Studies”, “Continuation of Employment”, Prolongation of Employment” and “Procedures for the PhD Student’s Individual Study Plan”. For more information see https://mp.uu.se/web/info/forska/forskarutbildning/humsam/utbildningsvetenskap
A doctoral student may be employed for maximum eight years, however the length (or duration) of the employment may not exceed the equivalent to full-time doctoral studies of four years.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: September 1, 2020.
Working hours: 100 %
Type of position: Temporary full-time position
For further information about the position, please contact: Director of Studies Marie Karlsson, email@example.com, +46 18 471 1647. Research leader, Professor Claes Nilholm, +46 18 471 2299.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than March 2, 2020, UFV-PA 2020/11.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.
Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system.
Placement: Department of Education
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/11
Last application date: 2020-03-02
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