2 PhD positions in History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University

Deadline: 30 September 2011
Open to: Students who hold a Masters Degree in the Humanities or Sciences or equivalent
Scholarship: During the first year – 15 500 sek/month,During the following years – 21 700 sek/month

The Department for History of Science and Ideas announces two 4-year PhD positions. Currently the whole department employs 20 teachers/researchers and 11 Ph.D.-students. History of science and ideas is taught at the undergraduate level, master’s level and at Ph.D. level. Moreover as to research, members currently undertake a broad range of research topics including History of Science, History of Philosophy, History of Medicine, Cultural History and Media History.

Description

Research proposals in any of these fields are most welcome.  Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time and are expected to participate actively in departmental activities, by attending seminars, etc. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments. The working language in the Department is Swedish, in the Office it is English, however reading understanding and oral knowledge of Swedish is expected within the first year. Hence research could be conducted in both languages.

Eligibility

  • Students who hold a Masters Degree in the Humanities or Sciences or equivalent at the time of application is a prerequisite for a successful application.
  • Reading understanding and oral knowledge of Swedish is expected within the first year.
  • English skills.

Scholarship

During the first year, the successful candidates will receive “utbildningsbidrag”, which represents a salary of currently 15 500 sek/month. During the following years, s/he will hold a “doktorandanställning” where the starting salary currently is 21 700 sek/month. The latter position is a proper employment the holder of which qualifies for the standard Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave.

How to apply

Your application should include:

  • A brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date;
  • A statement (of no more than 3000 words) outlining your proposed research;
  • A copy of your MA thesis;
  • The name and address (including e-mail address) of two referees that are familiar with your work.
  • Application form.

For more information:
Head of Department: Torbjörn Gustafsson Chorell,+46-18-4717677, e-mail: [email protected]
Director of graduate studies: Professor Sven Widmalm, +46-18-4711581, e-mail: [email protected]
Professor of History of Science: Otto Sibum, phone +46-18-4711480,  e-mail [email protected]
The trade union representatives are: Anders Grundström, Saco (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations), phone +46-18-4715380 and Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), phone +46- 18-4711996, Stefan Djurström, Seko (the Union of Service and Communication Employees), phone +46-18-471-3315.

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