Deadline: October 24, 2011
Appointment as a PhD student requires that both the general as well as the specific requirements to be fulfilled, for admission to one of the following department’s PhD programs: Applied Educational Science (PhD-program: educational work), Education or Informatics. A person who, before 1 July 2007, fulfilled the requirements for general eligibility, i.e. at least 180 credits or the equivalent has general admission until the end of 2015 (HF chapter 12, §11). A student who in other ways, in or out of the country, has acquired the equivalent knowledge should also be declared eligible for admission to postgraduate studies.
A PhD-student position also requires good analytical skills and good ability to communicate orally and in writing, in both Swedish and English. The applicant who lacks such knowledge in Swedish is expected to have acquired them after two years.
A complete application (preferably in English) should contain the following:
2. Copies of academic grades showing that you meet the prerequisites of a PhD-position
3. Personal letter describing yourself and your reasons for applying, your expectations and your ambitions in being a member in our organization. Also, indicate interest of teaching (1-2 pages)
4. Research plan: a brief report based on your research interest and the link to the orientation of the research projects described above.
5. A copy showing your scientific writing (e.g. undergraduate thesis)
6. At least two references
7. Chosen PhD subject
A PhD program includes four years of full time study (240 credits). Possibility of some teaching may be offered at the department where the student is admitted and the position can then be extended by the corresponding time.
The candidate should have an interest in supporting the research team at the Department, for example, help in writing project proposals and supporting events. PhD-studies take place in accordance to the curriculum of the subject the candidate is admitted to and in cooperation with the department of Applied Educational Science.
You can read more about postgraduate studies at the website of the Faculty of Social Sciences: http://www.samfak.umu.se/english/research/.
For further information please contact Professor Isa Jahnke +46 90 786 9798 (English), Isa.Jahnke@edusci.umu.se (http://www.edusci.umu.se).
Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.