Ph.D. position in History of Science
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The Department of History of Science and Ideas is internationally recognized for its research in history of science, history of medicine, intellectual history, educational history, cultural history and history of the media. We are searching for students with a master degree and historical research interests of relevance for history of science. In the review of applications, the quality of the master thesis is of overall importance but also the quality of the research plan is of significance. We appreciate applicants with an exam from and/or experience of universities outside of Sweden.
The Office for the History of Science is a research unit within the Department of History of Science and Ideas. The 4-year PhD position is part of their research program that aims at investigating how modes of natural inquiry (of which science is just one) emerged and developed in their specific social and cultural milieus. A close study of techniques of knowledge production as well as reciprocal interactions between respective knowledge communities will enlighten the process of how, where and when a specific mode of natural inquiry called ‘science’ came into existence in the global past. The research project has a focus on global developments of late 17th until early 20th century.
Applicants are most welcome to submit research proposals addressing the field mentioned above or any other (for further information on other research projects of the Office, see http://www.vethist.idehist.uu.se/index.php/research/eng/.
Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time and are expected to participate actively in departmental activities such as seminars, workshops, etc. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments, at the most 20% of full time. The working language in the Department is Swedish, in the Office it is English but research can be conducted in either English or Swedish. Basic reading understanding and oral knowledge of Swedish is expected within two years. The positions are available from 2015-09-01.
Once accepted as PhD-student you will hold a “doktorandanställning” for 4 years full-time where the starting salary currently is 24 400 sek/month. The position is a proper employment the holder of which qualifies for the standard Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave.
Please note that admission for the PhD at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master Degree in the Humanities or Sciences or equivalent at the time of application is a prerequisite for a successful application.
Local guidelines (in Swedish) and more information about the studies can be found on http://regler.uu.se and http://www.idehist.uu.se/digitalAssets/212/212959_3studieplan.pdf.
Your application should include (a) a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date; (b) a statement (of no more than 3000 words) outlining your proposed research; (c) a copy of your MA thesis; and (d) the name and address (including e-mail address) of two referees that are familiar with your work. Deadline for submitting an application is March 31st, 2015.
For further information contact Head of Department Torbjörn Gustafsson Chorell +46-18-4717677, e-mail: email@example.com, Director of graduate studies Professor Sven Widmalm +46-18-4711581, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or The Director of the Office for the history of science, Professor Otto Sibum + 46-18-4711480 , e-mail: Otto.Sibum@idehist.uu.se.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 31st March 2015, UFV‑PA 2015/133
Use the link below to access the application form
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
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Placement: Department of History of Science and Ideas
Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement
Pay: fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2015/133
Last application date: 2015-03-31
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