Uppsala University offers 2 PhD positions, Sweden

Deadline: 15 September 2013
Open to: students who hold a Masters Degree in the Humanities, Sciences or equivalent
Scholarship: the first year: 15,500 SEK/month, the following years: 22,100 SEK/month


Uppsala University’s Department for History of Science and Ideas announces two 4-year PhD positions. These positions are available from 2014-02-01. History of science and ideas is taught at the undergraduate level, master’s level and at PhD 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.

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 such as seminars, workshops, etc. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments.

The working language in the Department is Swedish and in the Office is English. However, reading understanding and oral knowledge of Swedish is expected within the first year. Hence research could be conducted in both languages.


Admission for the PhD at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Masters Degree in the Humanities or Sciences or equivalent at the time of application is a prerequisite for a successful application.


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 23 100 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.


Applications must be completed online HERE and should include:

  1. a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date;
  2. a statement (of no more than 3000 words) outlining your proposed research;
  3. a copy of your MA thesis;
  4. the name and address (including e-mail address) of two referees that are familiar with your work.

The deadline for submitting an application is 15 September 2013.

For further information check official website HERE or contact:

  • 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]

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