atDepartment of Social Anthropology. Closing date: 24 March 2023 .
The Department of Social Anthropology is Sweden's largest in the field. It has a dynamic and internationally renowned faculty and offers programs on the undergraduate, master, and PhD levels. For further information about the department and program, see the department's website.
PhD student in Social Anthropology with a focus on marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea The Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University is seeking candidates for a PhD position in the newly started research project The Environmental Afterlife of the Suez Canal: Marine Species Transformation and Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea. The project focuses on changing social and ecological environments in the Mediterranean propelled by marine species migration through the Suez Canal. It explores this through the prism of imperial afterlives, more-than-human studies and marine anthropology.
The PhD student will be working with PI Karin Ahlberg, but is expected to formulate an independent case study within the framework of the project. The research project is linked to the program BIOrdinary and the PhD student will be part of BIOrdinary's research team and activities.
The application deadline is March 24, 2023. Short-listed candidates may be called to an interview. Final decisions will be made by early June and the starting date is August 28, 2023.
Qualification requirements In order to meet the general entry requirements , the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements , the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Social Anthropology stipulates that applicants must have completed courses equivalent to at least 120 credits in Social Anthropology or a comparable subject, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle. At least 15 credits in the second cycle must constitute a thesis project.
The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.
Selection The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity:
Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www. su.se/rules and regulations.
Terms of employment Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The starting salary is currently 28 000 SEK per month.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.
For more information about The Environmental Afterlife of the Suez Canal , BIOrdinary and research related queries, please contact Karin Ahlberg, [email protected] For more information about the PhD Program, please contact the Director of Studies for the PhD program Eva-Maria Hardtmann, eva- [email protected], telephone: +46 8 16 32 02, Head of Department Johan Lindquist, [email protected], telephone: +46 70 770 5297.
Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, [email protected], Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, [email protected], [email protected] (SEKO), and PhD student representative, [email protected]
Application Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.
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The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
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