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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 student will receive a salary from the University during four years, and his or her main obligation is to complete their PhD studies, which primarily includes an independently written doctoral thesis. 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, Chapter 5, Sections 1–7.
The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment at the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 November or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at http://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/phd-studies.
For admission to the PhD programme, the applicant must meet the general entry requirements, i.e. have been awarded a second cycle qualification, satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way.
To meet the specific entry requirements the applicant must have completed at least 30 second cycle credits within the main field of Service Management or acquired the equivalent knowledge. The applicant must also have completed a Master’s degree project of at least 15 credits.
The appointment rules for doctoral students are stipulated in the Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS 1998:80). Only applicants who are eligible for third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Admission is primarily to be based on the applicant’s ability to benefit from the third cycle programme. The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality of their submitted degree projects and papers, research proposal, grades from previous studies, relevant work experience, and personal suitability. As third cycle studies in Service Studies are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constraints. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is also a requirement. A limited number of applicants will be asked to provide a written work sample during the final stages of the admission process, after which a shortlisted number of applicants will be called to interviews.
Terms of employment
Fixed-term employment of four years, in accordance with the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Section 7.
Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal.
The application must include:
|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|First day of employment||2016-11-01|
|Number of positions||1|
|Working hours||100 %|
|Last application date||15.Jun.2016 11:59 PM CET|