PhD Position in Philosophy
Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University
|Job category||Graduate fellowship / Fixed term|
|Location||Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden|
|Start date||August 31, 2020|
This position is a proper employment, which comes with standard Swedish social benefits.
PhD student in Philosophy
The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University develops the Humanities and invests in future Areas of Excellence.
The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies invites applications for the doctoral training program in philosophy.
The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-historical-philosophical-and-religious-studies/?languageId=1 conducts teaching and research in Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology, Philosophy, History, History and Education, History of Science and Ideas, Religious Studies and Theology.
The department offers courses and award degrees in philosophy at the undergraduate (first-cycle), advanced (second-cycle), and graduate (third-cycle) level. The research activity among teachers in the subject is high. Research is pursued in, among other areas, applied ethics, epistemology, metaethics, metaphysics, normative ethics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and political philosophy. A joint research seminar usually meets weekly during semesters. In addition, guest lectures, reading groups, workshops and conferences are organized. The research is highly internationalized and contributes to the advancement of knowledge through peer-reviewed publications in international journals, books from international publishers and national and international collaborations with researchers. More information about the research environment is available on individual researchers’ webpages https://www.umu.se/personal/org/4864cb4234d0bf7c77c65d7f78ffca7ecaf285c7/?avd=fd07f6b0985c3309cf2eb9a689fab86cd30c028a .
Applicants are ranked with reference to their capacity to benefit from and complete the program. The assessment is based primarily on prior study results, with particular consideration given to essays, and the quality of the research plan and its relevance for the subject area. The assessment is also based on references and interviews, and possibly additional evaluations of the main candidates.
The degree must be completed at the latest at the end of the application period.
Terms of employment
PhD students will mainly devote themselves to their own education at third-cycle level. Employment as a PhD student will be for the time deemed necessary for the completion of research studies at a normal rate of study, which corresponds to a full-time position for four years. An initial contract of 12 months is extended with up to two years at a time provided that the individual study plan is followed. A PhD student may to a limited extent also work with teaching and administration up to a maximum of 20 percent of full-time. The period of employment may thus be extended up to a maximum of five years. The entry level salary is 27 900 SEK and rises in three steps to 32 300 SEK.
PhD students are affiliated with the Faculty of Arts Doctoral College https://www.umu.se/en/faculty-of-arts/education/doctoral-studies/faculty-of-arts-doctoral-college/, coordinated with the PhD training program at the relevant department. The PhD studies begin at the start of the autumn semester, 31 August 2020. The place of work is Umeå University. The PhD students are expected to actively contribute to the research environment.
According to The Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 12 §2, a decision of appointment for a PhD student position may not be appealed.
The application must contain:
Your application must be registered in Umeå University’s e-recruitment system no later than 28 February 2020.
Please note: the Swedish version is the official version of this advertisement. In the case of any differences in information between this and the official version, it is the official version that is the legally correct version of the advertisement for these PhD positions.
We look forward to receiving your application! Admission
Pär Sundström, Professor
+46 90-786 51 63, email@example.com
Peter Lindström, Director of Doctoral Studies
+46 90-786 62 31, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonas Nilsson, Head of Department
+46 90-786 99 90, email@example.com
090-786 53 65
090-786 52 96
090-786 54 31
Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/...|
|Hard deadline||February 28, 2020, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/...|
|Contact name||Pär Sundström|
|Time created||February 10, 2020, 1:57pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||February 28, 2020, 11:59pm CET|
|Last updated||February 10, 2020, 1:57pm EST|
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