PhD Position in Gender Studies with an orientation toward Cultural analyses of Illiberal Populism in times of Crises (FUDEM)

Uppsala University
March 17, 2023
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PhD Position in Gender Studies with an orientation toward Cultural analyses

of Illiberal Populism in times of Crises (FUDEM)

Published: 2023-02-10

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We invite applications for a PhD position in Gender Studies within the Graduate School The Future of Democracy: Cultural Analyses of Illiberal Populism in Times of Crises (FUDEM) at the Centre for Gender Research at Uppsala University.

The Centre for Gender Research was established in 2003 as an interdisciplinary unit within Uppsala University with a focus on gender research. We are placed within the Disciplinary Domain of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts. Education and research include various perspectives on sex and gender, and other dimensions of power. Close to forty researchers are employed at, or affiliated with, the Centre, and research spans many research fields and over 20 disciplines. We offer courses and study programs on undergraduate and advanced levels. Seven PhD students are currently enrolled in PhD training at the Centre. Read more about our research here

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The graduate school The Future of Democracy: Cultural Analyses of Illiberal Populism in Times of Crises (FUDEM) is a multidisciplinary environment funded by the Swedish Research Council, within which junior and senior researchers in Cultural Studies, Ethnology, Gender Studies and Musicology are researching the varied shapes and expressions that illiberal populism might take in times of multiple crises, as well as different forms of resistance against illiberalism and populism. The graduate school is a collaboration between six Swedish universities: University of Gothenburg, Linnaeus University, Linköping University, Lund University, Södertörn University and Uppsala University. More information about FUDEM can be found here.

Duties The PhD program in Gender Studies spans four years of full-time work, and is financed with a salaried position as doctoral student. The PhD candidate is expected to work full-time and contribute actively to both the Centre's and the program's activities and milieu and to the FUDEM graduate school's activities and milieu. Additional service at the Centre for Gender Research, in administration and/or education, may apply (max 20%) which then prolongs the duration of the PhD program with the equivalent amount of time.

Requirements To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master's (second-cycle) degree,
  • or have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master's level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits,
  • or have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.
  • For special eligibility the applicant must have a Gender Studies education at basic level and/or advanced level. Those who acquired their education within or outside the country in other subjects with a Gender Studies orientation/relevance also have special eligibility.

    Additional qualifications To be eligible for the PhD position in Gender Studies within the FUDEM graduate school, the planned project needs to be clearly related to issues concerning illiberalism, populism and the crises of democracy from a gender studies perspective.

    Relevant themes include (but are not limited to):

  • anti-gender movements,
  • anti-migration politics and/or phenomena like climate change denial,
  • anti-vaccination movements,
  • the conservative turn in feminism,
  • heteroactivism,
  • anti-LGBTQ+ politics,
  • anti-abortion movements and other movements surrounding fertility/reproduction,
  • gender and/or sexual politics within the context of illiberalism.
  • We also welcome projects on how some of these phenomena are interrelated

    Application: Your application should be written in English. It should contain the following:

  • your Curriculum Vitae,
  • copies of degree certificate(s) and grades,
  • Master's thesis,
  • any previous publications.
  • The application should also contain a personal letter (max 2 pages) where you describe:

    a) the reason(s) why you want to pursue a PhD program in gender studies within the orientation specified

    b) any previous research experiences

    Furthermore, the application must include:

  • A brief project outline (max 5 pages, including bibliography) for the thesis project you wish to pursue as a PhD candidate. It is vital that the project plan reflects familiarity with the field of gender research, is based on research questions and perspectives of high relevance to gender studies, and indicates how the proposed project connects to FUDEM.
  • Contact information for at least two references, preferably academic.
  • Interviews and work samples will be part of the selection process.

    For regulations regarding PhD training in Sweden, see Högskoleförordningen; see also the rules and regulations of Uppsala University and of the Faculty of Arts here

    PhD training in Gender Studies is described in the general study plan for the PhD program.

    PhD in Gender Studies

    PhD Studies at Uppsala University

    About the employment The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7 . Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date September 4th or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

    For further information about the position, please contact:

    For questions about the PhD programme , please contact the Director of PhD Studies, Professor Gabriele Griffin, [email protected];

    For questions about FUDEM, please contact Professor Ulrika Dahl,[email protected]

    For further information about the centre please contact: The Director of the Centre for Gender Research, Professor Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Email: [email protected], tel: 018-4717298.

    Please submit your application by March 17th 2023, UFV-PA 2023/447.

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    Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

    Placement: Centre for Gender Research

    Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

    Pay: Fixed salary

    Number of positions: 1

    Working hours: 100 %

    Town: Uppsala

    County: Uppsala län

    Country: Sweden

    Union representative: ST/TCO [email protected] Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected] Saco-rådet [email protected]

    Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/447

    Last application date: 2023-03-17

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