Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: School of Global Studies, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 1 September 2016
Reference number: UR 2015/1096
Peace and Development Research at the University of Gothenburg is a leading site of interdisciplinary and action-oriented enquiry. The 50 researchers in the subject group take a broad range of approaches to peace and development, including but not limited to conflict research, critical security studies, gender analysis, human rights, global political economy, regional studies, and resistance studies. While proposals in any of these areas are welcome, for the 2016 studentships we are particularly interested to recruit researchers with interests in questions of development and/or global political economy.
According to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the study programmes and on the Department?s supervisory resources. To this end, applicants must submit the following documents with their application:
1.papers, degree projects and other relevant works, which will be assessed in terms of ability to formulate, delimit and analyse research tasks and present research results.
2.a project draft stating the applicant?s research interest(s) and planned focus area of his/her doctoral thesis. In addition, the project draft must demonstrate familiarity with previous and current research as well as an ability to formulate scientific problems. Maximum 2000 words.
3.The selection process may include interviews.
Admission to third-cycle studies may also be granted within a framework where the University of Gothenburg does not serve as employer (external position, so-called samverkansdoktorand). The assessment process for these applicants is the same as for other applicants. A special agreement will be developed in these cases.
The Head of Department is in charge of all admission decisions at the third-cycle level. Decision cannot be appealed.
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Closing date: 1 February 2016
Please register your application electronically under ‘Apply online’. The application must include:
1) A Master’s thesis and any other relevant papers or publications. The texts must be submitted in Swedish or English. Any translated versions must be accompanied by the original text.
2) A project draft indicating the applicant’s research interests and planned focus area of dissertation work. The project draft must demonstrate familiarity with previous and current research as well as an ability to formulate scientific problems. Maximum 2000 words.
3) Copies of academic transcripts verifying that the general and specific entry requirements stated above have been met. Evidence of other relevant qualifications.
Scholarly publications etc. that arenot available electronically shall be submitted:
University of Gothenburg
School of Global Studies
Att. Gunilla Blomqvist
PO Box 700
405 30 Gothenburg
Reference number should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents.
The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.
Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.