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PhD student in philosophy with an orientation towards gender studies (EXPIRED)

Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number AN 2.2.1-281-18
Location Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden
Start date September 3, 2018
Job description

The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, in collaboration with the research school in gender studies at the Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, invites applications for the doctoral training program in Philosophy.

Research Environment
The department offers courses and awards degrees at the undergraduate (first-cycle), advanced (second-cycle), and graduate (third-cycle) level. Research is pursued in a broad spectrum of areas, including epistemology, feminist philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, metaphysics, moral philosophy including normative ethics and meta-ethics, several areas of applied ethics, and political philosophy. The research is highly internationalized. An ambition is to contribute to the international development of knowledge through peer-reviewed publications in international journals, books from international publishers, and collaborations with researchers nationally and internationally. More information about the research environment is available on the individual researcher’s website.

To be admitted to studies at the third-cycle level, the applicant must meet both general and specific eligibility requirements. General requirements: a Master’s or equivalent degree in a relevant field, having completed course requirements worth at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or in some other way – either in Sweden or abroad – having acquired equivalent knowledge. To satisfy the specific requirements for a PhD position in Philosophy, the applicant must have the equivalent of at least 30 ECTS credits at second cycle (Master’s) level, with an independent study of at least 15 ECTS credits.

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.

See General Syllabus

An overall assessment will be made of applicants’ prospects of successfully completing the programme in the relevant research environment. Applicants are therefore welcome to discuss the design of their research plans with the contact person of the subject.

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 26 500 SEK and rises in three steps to 31 000 SEK.

Additional information
The PhD studies begin at the start of the autumn semester, 3 September 2018. The place of work is Umeå University. The PhD students are expected to actively contribute to the research environment at the subject as well as in prescribed activities at the gender studies research school.

According to The Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 12 §2, a decision of appointment for a PhD student position may not be appealed.

An application should contain:

A transcript from the Ladok student registry, and/or equivalent attested copies of your academic transcripts proving that general and specific requirements are met Curriculum vitae, including name and contact information of two reference persons Copies of relevant BA and MA theses and other relevant publications Research plan – must not exceed 30 000 characters including spaces – that contains: purpose and research problem, previous research, implementation: that is, method, material and theory, relevance and time plan A letter that states your motivation for undertaking research training leading to a PhD, and that specifies what expertise at the department or the Umeå Centre for Gender Studies is needed for carrying out your research.

Your application must be registered in Umeå University’s e-recruitment system no later than March 19 2018.

We look forward to receiving your application!




Pär Sundström, Professor

+46 90-786 51 63, par.sundstrom@umu.se

Peter Lindström, Director of Doctoral Studies

+46 90-786 62 31, peter.lindstrom@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-281-18


Monthly salary

Union representative


+46 90-786 53 65


+46 90-786 52 96


+46 90-786 54 31




How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/...
Hard deadline March 19, 2018, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/...
Contact name Pär Sundström
Contact email
Contact phone +46730693008
Time created February 19, 2018, 4:03pm EST
Scheduled expiry date March 19, 2018, 11:59pm CET
Expired on March 21, 2018, 12:46am CET
Last updated May 20, 2018, 3:00pm EST
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