1 to 2 PhD Scholarship in Human Geography at University of Gothenburg

University of Gothenburg is delighted to offer a PhD position in economic history. The funding allows successful candidate to work for four years. This position is closed on June 28, 2019.

The Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg announces 1-2 positions as doctoral student located at the Human Geography Unit.

The department conducts education and research within three different subject areas; Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Asset. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research.

In Human Geography societal processes are studied from a spatial perspective, globally and locally, as well as at individual and household levels. This includes human's interaction with the surrounding environment, as well as how activities and places develop in relation to the world around. The research at the unit focuses the following thematic areas: Nature – society relations from a landscape perspective, Mobility, communication and transport geography, and Development geography. The unit offers doctoral education as well as education at Bachelor and Master level. Several of the courses are part of educational programmes at the University of Gothenburg. For further information please click here.

The purpose of this position is postgraduate education. This includes, in accordance with a compulsory individual study plan and in collaboration with the supervisor(s), to formulate and carry through a doctoral disseration and complete a number of post graduate courses. The postgraduate student is expected to be active in the research environment and the daily activities at the Unit. The Department encourages and supports, given available funding, that parts of the training can be carried out at another national or international University.

Besides postgraduate training, 5-20 percent departmental assignment is included (e.g. teaching or administration), which will extend the employment period correspondingly.

Entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programmes require both general and specific eligibility.

In addition, the specific requirements for admission to the third-cycle programme in Human Geography at the University of Gothenburg also requires completed 90 HE credits in Human Geography/Geography, of which at least 15 HE credits are made up of an examination thesis at advanced level in Human Geography, or in a closely related discipline.

The position requires well developed language skills in Swedish and/or English, both in speech and writing. If the selected candidate does not master Swedish at the time of appointment, the person is expected to learn Swedish.

Applicants will be assessed based on the general and specific eligibility requirements and their estimated ability to benefit from the study programme.

Admission requires that supervision competence and capacity is available for the planned PhD project. It is therefore an advantage if the applicant's research plan is related to some of the research themes at the Unit, see:

Personal suitability is of importance for the appointment of employment. For the position it is important with ability to co-operate. You should be able to work independently as well as in a team.

The position is a temporary position of four years according to the Higher Education Ordinance with an extent of 100 %. The employment is located at the Human Geography Unit, the Department of Economy and Society. First day of employment is October 1st 2019, or upon agreement.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctorial level are given in SFS 1998:80.

Only the one who are admitted to third-cycle (doctoral) programmes may be employed as post graduate student.

A new employment is valid for maximum one year. The employment extends with maximum two years at a time. The total employment time cannot extend more than four years of doctoral education on full-time.

The university applies local agreement regarding setting of wage rates for doctoral students.

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

Please clearly state your social security number or equivalent in the application, preferably in the CV and Cover Letter. Also clearly state the reference number to the recruitment case.

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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.


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