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Those appointed to doctoral studentship shall primarily devote themselves to their studies, aimed to result in a doctoral degree. Work carried out during the studentship consists of participation in research projects as well as successful participation in postgraduate (third-cycle) courses. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may also work, to a limited extent, with educational tasks and administration. However, duties of this kind may not comprise of more than 20 per cent of a full time post.
Eligibility / Entry Requirements
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she has:
An applicant is also eligible if he or she has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
(Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7, Section 39)
Entry requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at http://staff.lusem.lu.se/phd-studies/phd-programmes.
A proficient level of English is required in both written and oral communication.
Basis of Assessment
Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies. The selection criteria are the breadth, depth, relevance, and independence of the applicant’s earlier work, as well as the applicant’s ability to work independently and participate actively in the research environment.
The assessment of the candidate’s ability is foremost based on previous achievements in first and second cycle studies. Selection may also be based on a research project plan, letters of recommendation from established research contacts and, in certain cases, a personal interview.
Special attention is paid to degree projects and project proposal:
Admission is dependent on the existence of financing in the form of external research funding. We know that funds currently exist within the following research areas:
- Manufacturing gender inequality. The project deals with gender differences in labor market outcomes in Sweden circa 1900
- SWINNO 2.0, Significant Swedish innovations 1970 to the present. The project establishes an innovation output database to assess ex post significance of innovations and categorize them according to societal impact.
- Asian exceptionalism? The institutional impact of Japanese colonial extraction. The project deals with the question whether there is a colonial origin to the East Asian Miracle.
- Current population development in Africa in a historical context. The project studies historical demographic dynamics in Africa 1800 to 1960 by exploring missionary archives.
We hope to receive additional funding in other areas and we naturally welcome applications within other research areas or of more general character. Please indicate your topic interest in your application.
Type of Employment / Conditions
Limit of tenure, maximum four years (fulltime studies).
For regulations concerning employment of doctoral students, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5. Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentship.
Please use Lund University job application portal when applying.
The application must be written in English.
The application should contain:
The applicant can also obtain recommendations from a maximum of two teachers or researchers. The people giving a recommendation should send their letter directly to the Director of Doctoral Studies, Patrick Svensson: email@example.com
|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|First day of employment||2017-08-28|
|Number of positions||4|
|Working hours||100 %|
|Last application date||15.Apr.2017 11:59 PM CET|