Uppsala University, Department of Philosophy

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Philosophy is internationally recognised, with research strengths in ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of language, history of philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of law, philosophical anthropology, and philosophy of science. For more information about the department, see http://www.filosofi.uu.se.

Uppsala University hereby announces a position as a doctoral student in philosophy at the Department of Philosophy. Priority will be given to applicants whose primary research will be in ethics broadly construed, including normative ethics, value theory, metaethics, and political philosophy.

The successful applicant will be employed by the department as a PhD candidate (“doktorandanställning”) for 4 years full-time, and as an employee they will be eligible for Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave. The starting salary is currently 27,300 SEK (ca. €2,500)/month and at present increases to 32,900 SEK (ca. €3,100)/month after the candidate has completed 80% of their research. Doctoral students are expected to engage in their studies full-time and to participate in the activities of the department. The position may include teaching and other assignments. Certain kinds of work for the department, including teaching, qualify the student for an extension of their contract. The position is available from 1 September 2020.

Please note that a Master Degree or equivalent is required for this position.

Your application should include (a) an application letter; (b) a brief CV, including the names and contact details of academic referees; (c) a statement outlining your proposed research (4-5 pages); (d) one or more writing samples (for example bachelor’s or master’s thesis or other substantial philosophical work); (e) copies of diplomas or equivalent documentation of eligibility and academic qualifications.

Uppsala University is governed by the general Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (see chapters 5, 8 and 9). Guidelines (in Swedish) can be found at http://regler.uu.se and http://www.filosofi.uu.se/utbildning/Forskarutbildning/

More information (in English) can be found here: http://regler.uu.se/digitalAssets/626/c_626068-l_1-k_ufv2009-1993guidelines.pdf

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.

For further information please contact the head of department: Matti Eklund (matti.eklund@filosofi.uu.se).

The Application Deadline is 9 March 2020, UFV-PA 2020/323. 

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-09-01
Salary Fast lön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/323
  • Linnéa Sandén, 018-471 00 00
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 31.Jan.2020
Last application date 09.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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