Uppsala universitet,

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct peace research and offer courses in peace and conflict studies. The department hosts a dynamic research milieu and is internationally oriented. Currently approx. 90 persons are employed at the Department and some 1000 students from around the world are enrolled every academic year. For more information, visit our website at Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning - Uppsala universitet (uu.se)

We are now seeking to fill:

  • One general PhD position in peace and conflict research.
    The applicant shall submit a project plan with a proposed PhD theme related to peace and conflict research.

Work description:
The PhD candidate will primarily focus on their own doctoral education. A maximum of 20% of the position may involve other administrative and educational responsibilities at the Department.

Employment as a PhD candidate requires acceptance into the DPCR’s PhD program, which is decided through an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the program. Information concerning applications, acceptance guidelines, and other related matters may be obtained at the Department’s homepage, PhD Programme in Peace and Conflict Research - Uppsala University (uu.se)

The application shall be in English, filled out online at the web address given below and shall include:

1) completed application form for doctoral studies

2) short personal letter (1-2 pages) 

3) CV 

4) certified transcripts of academic records 

5) a project plan (3-5 pages, excluding reference list) related to the topic specified above

6) letters of reference/recommendation (max 2 letters) or a list of references (max 2) which can be contacted

7) writing samples (1-3 samples).

The application form for doctoral studies is available at the address below, along with detailed instructions for completing the application.

Through reference to the general syllabus for graduate studies, the applicant should first ensure that they meet the requirements for general or special eligibility for studies in the field of peace and conflict research at the post-graduate level. Full information is available here.  

Regulations concerning post-graduate students are to be found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, §§1-7, and in the University’s rules and guidelines. The latter may be found at http://regler.uu.se/

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

Further information about the position please contact: Desirée Nilsson (director of studies, DPCR PhD Program), or Hanne Fjelde (deputy director of studies, DPCR, PhD program), email: phdprogramme@pcr.uu.se

Please submit your application by 11 June 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1453.


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Type of employment Temporary position
Employment expires 2028-10-31
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-11-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1453
Union representative
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
Published 03.May.2024
Last application date 11.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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