PhD Positions in History
Uppsala University Department of History
Sweden

3 PhD students in History

Published: 2021-03-18

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of History is a dynamic research environment, with, among other subjects, expertise in early modern history, gender history, history of racism, antisemitism and the Holocaust; see http://www.hist.uu.se. The department has some 80 teachers and researchers, and 800 students. The department also includes the Hugo Valentin Centre.

Work duties: The department now announces three fully funded PhD positions within a theme of the applicant’s choice. Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and are expected to participate actively in weekly seminars and workshops, etc. at the department and within the research programme. The position is a 4-year full-time employment (starting salary is currently 27 700 SEK/month) which qualifies for all Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20% of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally).

Qualifications: To be eligible the applicant must have a Master’s Degree in the humanities or social sciences relevant to research in history. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. Seminars are in both Swedish and English and the dissertation can be written in either language. Some compulsory courses are given in Swedish.

Please note that admission to a PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a completed Master’s Degree at the time of application is a prerequisite.

The history departments at Uppsala University and Stockholm University collaborate closely, and the PhD programme is to a high degree jointly taught. Consequently, the admittance process is coordinated and representatives of both universities (and one external member) take part in the selection process. An applicant who wants to be considered for positions at both universities must, however, submit an application to both universities. Applicants are encouraged to avail themselves of the information concerning the PhD programme on the departments’ websites.

http://www.hist.uu.se/utbildning/forskarutbildning-/forskarskola-i-historia/

Application: Your application can be written in English or Swedish and should include: 1) a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date; 2) a copy of your MA thesis; 3) a statement (of no more than 6 pages) outlining your proposed research (forskningsplan). This outline should describe your research question and how it is related to the current state of research. The outline should also have a short discussion of possible sources for answering your question and methodological considerations regarding the potential of these sources; 4) an authorized copy of your Master’s degree and course grades (if the degree was taken at a Swedish university, a LADOK extract will suffice); 5) a copy of your BA thesis (if available); 6) an account of how long it took you to complete your MA thesis.

http://www.hist.uu.se/utbildning/forskarutbildning-/hur-du-ansoker/

Your application must include this http://www.hist.uu.se/digitalAssets/644/c_644550-l_3-k_ansokan-om-antagning-blankett.pdf

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 01-09-2021 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: Head of Department, Henrik Ågren, tel.+46-18-4711529, e-mail: prefekt@hist.uu.se, or Director of PhD studies, Niklas Stenlås, tel. +46-18-4711543, e-mail: niklas.stenlas@hist.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 April 2021, UFV-PA 2021/1010.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of History

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/1010

Last application date: 2021-04-15

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