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PhD Scholarship in Theoretical Philosophy at Stockholm University

Stockholm University, Sweden is offering PhD position in epistemology. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for four years in Sweden. Applications are welcome before October 15, 2018.

The Department of Philosophy is Sweden's largest philosophy department, and is divided into Theoretical Philosophy and Practical Philosophy. It has a thriving research community and regularly hosts visiting speakers and conferences. In theoretical philosophy we do research in epistemology, history of philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science. For this position we invite applications in all of these areas.

Qualification requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of theoretical philosophy stipulates that applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in theoretical philosophy at the advanced level (including a thesis), or something equivalent.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection

The selection is made with regard to the following criteria:

I. QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.

Based on a Bachelor's thesis, a Master's thesis or other academic papers, the ability of the applicant to benefit from the education is considered in relation to the following assessment criteria:

The assessment should also take into consideration the aspect of time, that is, to what extent the applicant has shown the ability to meet his or her previous scientific obligations within given time constraints. In addition, the scientific progress of the applicant is considered.

II. RESEARCH PLAN

The applicant should enclose a research plan, which should cover the research problem and an outline of the research project. The research plan is assessed according to
- Completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies).

III. ABILITY TO COLLABORATE

The ability of the applicant to be collaborative is determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

In addition, the department offers the student a six months fixed term employment after completing the program.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact

For more information, please contact the director of graduate studies, Professor Peter Pagin, telephone +46 8 16 28 13, peter.pagin@philosophy.su.se, or the Head of the Department, Professor Bjrn Eriksson, telephone: +46 8 16 44 93, bjorn.eriksson@philosophy.su.se.

Application

Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

and, in addition, please include the following documents
- CV - degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
- Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
- Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
- Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).


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