Deadline: 1 February 2016
Open to: researchers interested in in environmental social science
Scholarship: limited to 4 years in duration, carried out on a full-time basis
The School of Global Studies (SGS), University of Gothenburg, is advertising a doctoral studentship in environmental social science. Environmental social science at SGS is an interdisciplinary subject that is organized as joint faculty PhD-program, incorporating advisors, lecturers and researchers from different social science disciplines. Substantively research in ESS analyses causes, effects, and solutions in relation to environmental change and unsustainable natural resource use in the context of both the global north and south. The focus of ESS is to develop an understanding of how various social scientific disciplines can be combined to grasp the complexity of current environmental problems, both theoretically and methodologically. It is thus developed at the interface between social and behavioral disciplines. Given the complexity of the topic, ESS can also include relevant insights from the humanities and ecological sciences, and the combination of scientific and non-scientific expertise in applied and transdisciplinary approaches.
An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he/she has obtained:
- A degree at the second-cycle level;
- At least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level;
- Largely equivalent knowledge in other ways in Sweden or abroad.
The doctoral studentship is a fully payed position limited to 4 years in duration and is carried out on a full-time basis unless there are acceptable reasons to the contrary (minimum 50%). The position may include departmental duties corresponding to up to 20% of a full-time post over the course of study. If such tasks are required, the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 1 February 2016. The mode of application is online.
Applicants must submit the following documents with their application:
- Papers, degree projects and other relevant works, which will be assessed in terms of the applicant?s ability to formulate, delimit and analyse research tasks and present research results;
- A project draft of maximum 2000 words stating the applicant?s research interest(s) and planned focus area of his/her doctoral thesis;
- The project draft must demonstrate familiarity with previous and current research as well as an ability to formulate scientific problems.
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