Södertörn University Doctoral Scholarship in History 2017, Sweden

Publish Date: Feb 01, 2017

Deadline: Feb 20, 2017

About the program 

Södertörn University in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

Doctoral studentship in Historywithin the research area of Historical studies, connected to the Baltic and Eastern European Graduate School(BEEGS) 

Description of Historical Studies 

Historical Studies at Södertörn University is an area belonging to the humanities in which aspects of mankind, society, culture and heritage are studied from different perspectives.  This research area has four research profiles that together form a unified academic platform: Baltic and East European Studies; gender; contemporary history; and cultural heritage. Historical Studies includes five subject areas for doctoral studies: Archaeology, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas, and the Study of Religions. 

Description of History

History at Södertörn University has three major research profiles: gender, interculturality and the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. History as a subject is taught at all levels, from undergraduate courses and Master’s program to postgraduate studies. History is an important part of different multidisciplinary programs at Södertörn University, and is a partner also in nation-wide postgraduate schools.

The planned research for this studentship must be relevant for the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is also connected to the Baltic and Eastern European Graduate School, BEEGS, which is part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, CBEES at Södertörn University.

This notification of vacancies includes both admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship. The intended outcome for students admitted to third-cycle education is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. A doctoral student’s working hours should primarily be dedicated to his/her third-cycle studies; however, the position may entail other duties within education, research and/or administration, but these may be equivalent to no more than 20 % of full-time.

Entry requirements and selection 

The general entry requirements are:

  1. a second-cycle/master level qualification
  2. fulfilment of the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits awarded at second-cycle/master level, or
  3. the acquisition of substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

Specific entry requirements 

A qualified applicant has the equivalent of 90 credits in History and has successfully completed second-cycle studies in History, or who has attained the same qualifications outside of Sweden or by previously taking some equivalent degree. Under special circumstances, the faculty board may exempt an applicant from fulfilling special qualification requirements.


An application for a place on a third-cycle programme is also an application for employment on a doctoral studentship. The employment is for no longer than the equivalent to a maximum of four years full time studies. The provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are stated in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7. Doctoral students will be employed by the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University. 
The first date of employment is September 2017

Further information

Per Bolin Head of School of history and contemporary studies, per.bolin@sh.se Phone: +46 8 608 4053
Kekke Stadin, professor of history, kekke.stadin@sh.se Phone: +46 8 608 4256
Lisa Gäll, Human Resources Officer lisa.gall@sh.se Phone: +46 8 608 45 84

Application procedure

For application, use the web-based recruitment system “ReachMee” at Södertörn University. Click on the link "ansök" (apply) at the bottom of this announcement. 

An application must include:

  • An application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position
  • Bachelor’s essay and Master’s dissertation in the field in accordance with the entry requirements
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relation to Historical studies and relevance to studies of the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe should be made clear 
  • Two references, with contact details
  • A maximum of three publications may also be attached

Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please note that one copy of everything submitted in association with your application will be kept on file at Södertörn University for two years after the post has been filled, in accordance with a directive from the Swedish National Archives.

Application deadline is 2017-02-20

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