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PhD Position in Social Anthropology at University of Gothenburg

Outstanding international students are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in anthropology at University of Gothenburg. The funding allows successful candidate to work for four years. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before February 17, 2020.

At the School of Global Studies, research in Social Anthropology is conducted on a host of themes related to the cultural and social phenomena in today's globalized world. Topics include climate change, migration, religion, gender, cultural heritage, sustainability and consumption, health and indigenous peoples. Traditionally, extended periods of fieldwork and participatory observation have been hallmarks of the discipline. Its research methods explore how the practices and experiences of people's everyday lives interplay with overarching social processes.

The purpose of undertaking doctoral studies is to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for conducting independent research within Social Anthropology. This position consists of one year of coursework and culminates in the production of a dissertation which makes a significant and original contribution to the research field. The knowledge and skills that are acquired should be applicable to postdoctoral research or other professional work. The doctoral position begins in August 2020 and covers four years (full-time equivalent, fixed term). The doctoral candidate may undertake departmental duties corresponding to up to 20% of a full-time position. If they do so, the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly. The appointment covers tuition costs plus salary as an employee of the University of Gothenburg.

Applicants must fulfil both general and specific entry requirements.

An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if they have obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 7, Sec.

1. a degree at the second-cycle level,

2. at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level, or

3. largely equivalent knowledge in other ways in Sweden or abroad.

An applicant meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies if they have obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.40) at least 90 higher education credits in the field of Social Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology or Ethnology.

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

1. A research proposal (max 2,000 words plus references) that describes the applicant’s research interests and the planned focus of his/her doctoral thesis. The research plan will be assessed for the applicant's ability to formulate a research problem in relation to earlier research, and his/her familiarity with and handling of methodological and theoretical issues.

2. A Master’s thesis, academic papers and/or other relevant works. These will be used to assess the applicant's ability to formulate and delimit research tasks and analyse and present research results.

5. Interviews will be held with shortlisted applicants.

The applicant's skills, experience, creativity and excellence in research are also assessed on the basis of the points above.

Decisions on the shortlist will be made latest in April and final decisions in May 2020.

The Head of Department is in charge of all admission decisions at the third-cycle level. This decision cannot be appealed.

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to set up an account through our online recruitment system.

2) A Master's thesis and/or any other relevant papers or publications. Submitted texts must be written in Swedish or English. Any translated versions must be accompanied by the original text.

4) Copies of diplomas and/or academic transcripts verifying that the general and specific entry requirements stated above have been met. Evidence of other relevant qualifications.

Reference letters can be submitted by the applicant, but are not mandatory.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete. No changes or additions are allowed after the final submission date.

For questions regarding the handling of the application portal or technical problems, please contact rekrytering@gu.se

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed will not be returned.


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