Uppsala University, Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy is an internationally recognized research environment, and conducts teaching and research in many core areas of philosophy and aesthetics. For more information about the department, see https://www.filosofi.uu.se/


The successful applicant will be offered a position as a PhD candidate (“doktorandanställning”) for 4 years full-time, during which the PhD candidate will receive a salary as an employee at the department. See details about start salary below. They will also be eligible for Swedish social benefits, including pension schemes and paid parental leave. PhD candidates 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 duties, including teaching, qualify the student for an contract extension of their contract. The positions are available from 1 September 2024.

Please note that admission to the PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive. The successful candidate will have a solid academic background and training in philosophical aesthetics and have completed a Master degree (or equivalent) in philosophy or aesthetics at the time of appointment. Most of the philosophical aesthetics research at the department is conducted in English and within the analytic tradition. The fit between the proposed research and the expertise of available supervisors is also a consideration in our selection.

Your application should include (a) a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date, (b) a statement outlining your proposed research (4–5 pages), (c) an examined writing sample (e.g. Master thesis or equivalent), (d) copies of diplomas or equivalent documentation of eligibility and academic qualifications, and (e) two reference letters. These documents are uploaded in the application portal (no need to upload anything in remaining sections). 

Guidelines (in English) for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Arts are available here: Guidelines for Third Cycle Education at the Faculty of Arts

For more information (in Swedish), see also http://www.filosofi.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/.

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 September 2024 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

Starting salary 2024 for Phd candidates according to local collective agreement is 30 700 SEK/month

For further information about the position, please contact: Elisabeth Schellekens, Head of Department and Chair Professor of Aesthetics, elisabeth.schellekens@filosofi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 March 2024, UFV-PA 2024/438.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-09-01
Salary Starting salary 2024 for Phd students according to local collective agreement is 30 700 SEK/month
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/438
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-S-föreningen, saco-s@uu.se
Published 09.Feb.2024
Last application date 15.Mar.2024 11:59 PM CET

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