Deadline: February 15, 2012
The Department of Social Anthropology,www.socant.su.se Stockholm University, announces two vacancies for a salaried doctoral Studentship, commencing September 1, 2012.
The doctoral programme consists of 240 university credits (4 years of study), of which the doctoral thesis is worth 165 credits and course work 75 credits.
The position is for one year initially but can be extended for up to two years at a time. The position may be held for a maximum of four years of full-time doctoral research. The first years consists of 100% research financed by a grant and thereafter a salary for three years and nine months consisting of 80% research and 20% of work at the department (primarily administrative tasks and teaching).
Who can apply?
To be eligible for doctoral research you must have:
* An examination at advanced level (e.g. Masters)
* Have a minimum of 240 university credits, of which at least 60 must be at advanced
* Have equivalent qualifications from Sweden or abroad.
* Applicants who met these basic eligibility requirements for doctoral study by
1 July 2007 are thereafter eligible to apply for doctoral study until the end of June 2015 at the latest.
For the required special eligibility you must have at least 120 credits in Social Anthropology or equivalent of which at least 60 credits are at the advanced level. A minimum of 15 credits at advanced level must be from dissertation or project work. In addition to these requirements good knowledge of English is required. Teaching at the doctoral level in Social Anthropology is in Swedish and English. Doctoral candidates must have sufficiently good spoken and written English to be able to meet the demands of teaching and course literature without difficulty. A doctoral student lacking knowledge of Swedish should be prepared to learn enough to be able to follow certain parts of the educational program.
Admission to the doctoral programme is based on an assessment of the applicant’s ability successfully to complete the course. Admission is in competition with other applicants and is based on the academic merits of the texts the applicant has submitted and wishes to be assessed. Applicants may be called to an interview.
Vacancies are announced in November/December . The final date for applications is February 15, 2012.
Applicants who can demonstrate full financing for the duration of the programme can apply at the same time.
The selection criteria are:
* Independent judgement and academic rigour displayed in previous research
* Ability to formulate research questions
* Ability to work within a given time frame
* Methodological and scientific maturity
* Ability to analyse material critically
* Ability to organise material with the help of anthropological concepts and methods
* Ability to conduct an analysis in an original and scientific manner (where originality lies in the analysis rather than the material)
Ability to carry out ethnographic observations and reflections
Ability to cooperate and communicate with others
How to Apply:
A complete application form marked Ref. no. SU 53-3340-11 must have arrived at the following address by February 15, 2012 at the latest:
106 91 STOCKHOLM
The application must include three (3) copies of the following:
* Application form for admission to the doctoral programme
* A complete CV
* Statement of intent (3-4 pages) where you describe why you are applying to the doctoral programme, and which research questions you wish to pursue
* Examination record from LADOK or equivalent course documentation and signed copies of educational certificates and evidence of special eligibility
* Independent works (dissertations, articles, etc.) you wish to have assessed
* The names and addresses of two referees from the undergraduate and Masters levels who know you and can vouch for your abilities
Any other documents you wish to be taken into consideration (including other references)
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm, SACO, Lisbeth Häggberg, Fackförbundet ST,
tel. +46 (0)8-162000 and Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, tel. +46 (0)70-3164341.
Karin Norman, e-mail: email@example.com, tel +46 (0)8 16 36 26, Bengt G. Karlsson, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +46 (0)8 16 15 62.