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Seven PhD positions at the Department of Theology – Uppsala University, Sweden, 2022

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Uppsala University hereby invites applications to seven PhD positions at the Department of Theology Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD position
No. of Positions: 7
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Sep 01, 2022
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Theology
Uppsala University
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden

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Qualification Details

Applications can be made for studies in the following disciplines:

  • History of Religions and World Christianity
  • Empirical-Practical Studies of Religion and Theology
  • Biblical Exegesis
  • Church History and Mission History
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Systematic Theology

Responsibilities/Job Description

The holder of a PhD position shall, foremost, be devoted to his or her own postgraduate study and research. Other duties at the Department which relate to teaching and administrative work may be included within the scope of the employment (to a maximum of 20 %). A requirement for employment as doctoral student is that the applicant must be admitted to postgraduate studies. To this extent, the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the doctoral studies will be decisive. Regulations governing University admissions are found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen, chapter 7 §§ 34-36 and chapter 5 §§ 1-7.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: UFV-PA 2021/4692
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

  • Completed form, Application for admission to third-cycle (postgraduate) studies.
  • Completed form, Financial plan for studies at research level at the Faculty of Theology.
  • Official transcripts of record in English or Swedish from university studies, including any graduate studies which prove that the applicants meet both general and particular qualification requirements for studies at research level at the Faculty of Theology. In relevant cases a copy of degree certificates in English or Swedish should also be included.
  • A research proposal of 6 pages (if needed one more page for references can be added) with the following headings: aim, questions, method, theoretical framework, the relation of the proposed study to earlier research and material for the future thesis, a note on whom at the Faculty of Theology the applicants have approached and requested to become their supervisor. All headings should be included, but not necessarily in this order.
  • Master’s Thesis.
  • A research project might be associated with risks that could affect the feasibility of the project,especially concerning assessing material or data. Therefore, the applicants should attach an assessment of the feasibility of the project considering possible risks with the suggested material. For high risk projects, suggestions of alternative material should be added.

Applications without any of the above mentioned documents and completed application form for admission to third-cycle studies will not be considered. To write the application, both the application form “Admission to third-cycle (postgraduate) studies” and general syllabus for the discipline concerned are needed. By using the later you should check that you fulfill both general and particular entrance requirements for studies at research level in the discipline. Make contact well in advance with a lecturer/professor at the faculty of Theology who is willing to function as a supervisor if you should be accepted.

Applications which make no mention of a contacted supervisor will not be considered. As you compile your application you may have use of the faculty’s guidelines regarding the application process for studies at research level. Information on admissions requirements, application forms etc. can be found on the website of the

About the Department

The Faculty of Theology is one of nine faculties at Uppsala University. As researchers we use the same research methods as our colleagues in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Faculty is not linked to any faith community, and the religious affiliation of students, research students, lecturers or other staff is of no relevance to the Faculty. The Faculty of Theology is the oldest faculty at Uppsala University and the Department of Theology covers all areas of religious studies. The Department of Theology is the largest institution for education and research in Theology and Religious Studies in Sweden, and offers a creative environment for pursuing research or a degree.

About the Employer: Uppsala University

Note or Other details

For positions in the fields of either World Christianity or Mission History first year may be in the form of a scholarship, followed by three years of employment as a PhD-candidate. In other cases, admittance entails four years of employment as a PhD-candidate.

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Contact details

For further information about the position please contact: Director of Doctoral Studies Mohammad Fazlhashemi, e-mail, phone +4618-471 22 27.

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