PhD student in Cultural Anthropology, Engaging Vulnerability
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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: https://www.antro.uu.se/admissions/phd-studies/
The position is administered by the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, but the holder of the position will be an active member of the Engaging Vulnerability (EV) research program at Uppsala University.
EV is a multidisciplinary research program funded for ten years (2015–2025) by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) with support from the Vice-Chancellor’s strategic funds, and the Faculty of Arts. The goal of the project is to conduct empirical research and develop perspectives that engage vulnerability as a productive resource rather than a lack or privation. Currently, research within the program is being carried out in the disciplines of anthropology, ethnology, philosophy, rhetoric, media and communication, comparative literature, design studies, musicology, and history of ideas. Information about the program and its activities can be found at http://www.engagingvulnerability.se
The selection process will consider the applicant’s capacity to complete the education at the research level. In order to be considered, the application must explain clearly how the project constitutes a contribution to the overall aims of the EV research program. These aspects are judged based upon the applicant’s research plan and how this plan relates to existing research at the department and the EV program. The research plan must describe how fieldwork for the proposed project is to be carried out. 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 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.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 01-09-2020 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact:
Director of Studies Sverker Finnström (018-471 73 71, email@example.com)
Senior Faculty Administrator Anna Sofia Hedberg (018-471 69 82, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please submit your application by 23 March 2020, UFV-PA 2020/685.
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Placement: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
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: 2020/685
Last application date: 2020-03-23
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