Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. Education and research are conducted in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences. The university also provides police and teacher education programmes with intercultural profiles. A significant amount of our research is multidisciplinary and specialises in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. At Södertörn University we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development.
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Ethnology at Södertörn University primarily focuses on diversity issues, cultural complexity and transnational processes in Europe – where one important research theme is social transformations in the Baltic Sea region. The research environment includes a wide range of historical and contemporary perspectives on issues such as sustainability, democracy, schools and education, medical ethnology, transnational relations and migration, rural-urban connections, gender, social and political movements, see https://www.sh.se/english/sodertorn-university/research/our-research/ethnology
Ethnology is taught at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral levels. The subject is involved with several of the university’s multidisciplinary programmes, and runs its own degree programme, Cultural Analysis specialising in Sustainable Development (180 credits).
General syllabus for third-cycle programmes i Ethnology (sh.se) (English version) or Allmän studieplan för utbildning på forskarnivå i etnologi (sh.se) (Swedish version).
Doctoral education at the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies is part of a research area in the humanities in which aspects of society, culture and heritage are studied from different perspectives. The area is characterised by an empirical and theoretical focus on social and cultural change and long time perspectives. Historical Studies includes five subject areas for doctoral studies: Archaeology, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas, and the Study of Religions. For more information about Historical Studies, please click here (English version).
The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), www.sh.se/beegs, which is financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, and part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) www.sh.se/cbees, at Södertörn University.
The general entry requirements are:
- a second-cycle qualification (Master’s level),
- fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
- substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)Specific entry requirements and assessment
The specific entry requirements for doctoral-level education are met by someone who has completed an independent work (dissertation) at second-cycle level in Ethnology or can demonstrate the equivalent knowledge via qualifications in related disciplines.In special circumstances, the Faculty Board may exempt an applicant from the specific entry requirements.Eligible applicants will first be ranked according to their ability to assimilate education at research level, then other qualifications will be reviewed on the basis of this ranking. The applicant’s communication and cooperation skills may also be assessed using references, referees or interviews.
Admission and employment
This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Historical and Contemporary at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave. Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.
Date of employment: 1 September 2023
For more details, see this website under FAQ.
Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link “ansök” (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.Your application may be written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish and must include:
- an application letter
- curriculum vitae
- degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position (if not written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish, you must enclose translated versions)
- Dissertation at second-cycle level in the field in accordance with the entry requirements (if not written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English, you must enclose a summary of 5-6 pages, approx. 14,000 characters, to the copy of the dissertation)
- a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Ethnology and studies of the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe must be clear
- two references, with contact details.
If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Application deadline: 13 February 2023 at 23:59
- Jenny Gunnarsson Payne, Professor, Ethnology, email@example.com
- Helena Bergman, Director of Studies, Historical Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Florence Fröhlig, Director of Studies, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), email@example.com
- Marianne Mosesson, Human Resources Officer, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome with your application!
On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application.
An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected.
The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.