The Department for History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, announces two 4-year PhD positions.
The origins of the department go back to the inauguration of the first chair in Idé- och lärdomshistoria in 1932. Since then the department has expanded enormously and meanwhile an additional chair in History of Science with its own research unit, Office for History of Science has been established. Currently the whole department employs 20 teachers/researchers and 11 Ph.D.-students. History of science and ideas is taught at the undergraduate level, master’s level and at Ph.D. level. Moreover as to research, members currently undertake a broad range of research topics including History of Science, History of Philosophy, History of Medicine, Cultural History and Media History.
Research proposals in any of these fields are most welcome. Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time and are expected to participate actively in departmental activities, by attending seminars, etc. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments. The working language in the Department is Swedish, in the Office it is English, however reading understanding and oral knowledge of Swedish is expected within the first year. Hence research could be conducted in both languages. The positions are available from 2012-02-01.
During the first year, the successful candidates will receive “utbildningsbidrag”, which represents a salary of currently 15 500 sek/month. During the following years, s/he will hold a “doktorandanställning” where the starting salary currently is 21 700 sek/month. The latter position is a proper employment the holder of which qualifies for the standard Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave.
Please note that admission for the PhD at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Masters Degree in the Humanities or Sciences or equivalent at the time of application is a prerequisite for a successful application.
Your application should include (a) a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date; (b) a statement (of no more than 3000 words) outlining your proposed research;
(c) a copy of your MA thesis; and (d) the name and address (including e-mail address) of two referees that are familiar with your work. Deadline for submitting an application is September 30th, 2011.
For further information contact Head of Department Torbjörn Gustafsson Chorell +46-18-4717677 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Director of graduate studies Professor Sven Widmalm +46-18-4711581 e-mail: email@example.com or Professor of History of Science Otto Sibum phone +46-18-4711480 e-mail Otto.Sibum@idehist.uu.se. The trade union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations), phone +46-18-4715380 and Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), phone +46- 18-4711996, Stefan Djurström, Seko (the Union of Service and Communication Employees), phone +46-18-471-3315.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 30th September 2011, UFV-PA 2011/2221. To apply visithttp://www.personalavd.uu.se/ledigaplatser/2221PhD.html