Lund University is offering at least 3 Doctoral Fellowships in Sociology for the year 2020 in its efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.
The Department of Sociology is home to Pedagogics, Social Anthropology and Sociology, with significant teaching commitments in all three disciplines. Research in the department span from empirical studies of contemporary social issues to critical theory, and the development of theory and methods.
The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral students will receive a salary from the university for four years, and their primary obligation is to complete their PhD studies. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of full time working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (HF), Chapter 5, Sections 1– 7.
The doctoral student shall be present and actively participate in the research and teaching environment at the department. The main language of the PhD programme is English. However, non-Swedish speaking students are expected to acquire basic skills in Swedish during the period of employment. There are opportunities to participate in language courses taught at the University.
Worth of Award
- As an employee at Lund University, you are entitled to the favourable benefits regulated in Swedish law and agreements, as well as the benefits offered by Lund University, which even surpass the Swedish standard.
- The requirements for admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes (in accordance with HF, Chapter 7, Section 35) are that the applicant (1) meets the general and specific entry requirements that the higher education institution may have laid down, and (2) is considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the course or study programme (Swedish Code of Statutes 2010:1064).
- A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
- Has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
- Has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
- Has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
- Lund University welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.
- In addition to the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed at least 30-second cycle credits within the main field of sociology or acquired the equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad.
How to Apply
Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal. The application must include:
- A cover letter in Swedish or English of max 1 000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in third-cycle studies at the Department of Sociology at Lund University.
- A CV in Swedish or English that demonstrated your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Sociology.
- Degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English.
- Degree project or projects in Swedish or English corresponding to at least 30 credits in Sociology or other discipline deemed equivalent.
- A research plan in Swedish or English.
- A work sample consisting of some free reflections over a scientific article.
- Name and contact information of two personal references.
- Other documentation of relevance to the position.
Deadline: The last day of application is February 28, 2020