University of Gothenburg Doctoral studentship in Environmental Social Science
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 2015/1199
The School of Global Studies (SGS) 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.
Current research in environmental social science at SGS includes (but is not limited to) critical analysis of natural resource use and governance, studies of the institutional dynamics of environmental change, as well as the development and application of transdisciplinary approaches in relation to the sustainability challenges posed by urbanization.
According to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the study programmes and available supervisory resources at the faculty. 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 the applicant?s ability to formulate, delimit and analyse research tasks and present research results.
2.a project draft of maximum 2000 words 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.
The selection process will furthermore 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. The decision cannot be appealed.
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