Uppsala universitet, Centre of Gender Research

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Centre for Gender Research is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research unit that currently employs around 45 people, including eight PhD students of whom five are in Gender Studies. It offers a creative and diverse environment with researchers who have backgrounds in a range of disciplines in the faculties of humanities, social sciences, natural/technological sciences and medicine. Prominent areas include Studies of Reproduction, Kinship and Families, Queer Studies, Gender and Science Education, Human-animal studies, Masculinities, and Feminist Cultural Studies. For more information, see http://www.gender.uu.se.

Engaging Vulnerability (EV) is a decade-long multidisciplinary research program (2015-2025) financed by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) with support from the Vice-Chancellor’s strategic funds and the Faculty of Arts at Uppsala University. The goal of the program is to conduct empirical research and develop theoretical perspectives engaging vulnerability as a productive resource rather than as a lack or privation. In the fall of 2018 research within the program will include work in anthropology, comparative literature, design studies, ethnology, media and communications, film studies, philosophy, government, gender studies, intellectual history and rhetoric. Information about the program and its activities can be found at http://www.engagingvulnerability.se.

In order to be considered, the application must explain clearly how the proposed project constitutes a contribution to the overall aims of the EV-program.

As a joint venture the Centre for Gender Research and the Engaging Vulnerability is advertising one PhD position to begin 1 September 2018. The holder of the position will be an active member of both the Centre for Gender Research and the Engaging Vulnerability (EV) research program at Uppsala University.

The PhD program comprises four years of study, including the equivalent of one year full-time course work (60 ECTS) plus the equivalent of three years’ full-time thesis work (180 ECTS). The PhD candidate will be expected to contribute to the research milieus of the Centre of Gender Research and of the Engaging Vulnerability Program, and to engage actively with the work in the PhD program. Additional service at the Department regarding administrative and educational work may apply (max 20%) which then prolongs the duration of the PhD program with the corresponding time.

To be eligible to apply you have to have completed a degree at advanced (Masters) level and successfully completed courses to at least 240 ECTS, of which at least 60 ECTS are at advanced level (H7). Such courses or their equivalent may have been completed either in Sweden or abroad. Applicants should normally have completed a BA and MA in Women’s/Gender Studies or a cognate discipline, or have had Women’s/Gender Studies as part of their BA or MA degree. The proposed project must address the gendered dimensions of vulnerability as a productive resource.

Application procedure
A complete application must include

  • a) a verified copy of a degree certificate that proves the applicant’s eligibility for studies at research level in Gender Studies;
  • b) a brief CV;
  • c) a copy of the MA thesis within the discipline of Gender Studies or an equivalent degree;
  • d) an outline of the proposed research plan/project in English (of max. 5 pages). The plan should be of clear relevance to Gender Studies and to the Engaging Vulnerability research program;
  • e) other publications or relevant documents, if any, that support the application.

For regulations regarding PhD training in Sweden, see Högskoleförordningen; see also the rules and regulations of Uppsala University and of the Faculty of Arts http://regler.uu.se.

PhD training in Gender Studies is described in the general study plan for the PhD program: http://www.gender.uu.se/utbildning/forskarutbildning.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 2018-09-01, temporary position ending 2022-08-31.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact
Director for the Centre, Anita Hussénius, anita.hussenius@gender.uu.se, tel. 018-4715795,
Professor Gabriele Griffin, Gabriele.griffin@gender.uu.se, tel. 018-4715790
Director of PhD Studies, Ulrika Dahl ulrika.dahl@gender.uu.se, tel. 018-4715869.  

Please submit your application by April 9 2018, UFV-PA 2018/824.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-09-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/824
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 06.Mar.2018
Last application date 09.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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