Three PhD positions in Gender Studies with an orientation toward Gender, humanities, and digital cultures (GENHDI)

Uppsala University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
Three PhD positions in Gender Studies with an orientation toward Gender,

humanities, and digital cultures (GENHDI)

Published: 2023-02-10

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

We invite applications for a PhD position in Gender Studies within the Graduate School Gender, Humanities, and Digital Cultures (GENHDI) 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 explore various perspectives on sex and gender, and other dimensions of power. Close to forty researchers are employed at, or affiliated with, the Centre, and their research spans many research fields and over 20 disciplines. We offer courses and study programs at undergraduate and advanced level. Seven PhD students are currently enrolled in PhD training at the Centre. Read more on here.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

The graduate school Gender, Humanities, and Digital Cultures is a collaboration between Uppsala University, Stockholm University and Södertörn University that will offer PhD training to a group of nine PhD students over the period 2023-2027, funded by The Swedish Research Council and the three universities. More information about the graduate school here. The aim of the graduate school is to strengthen the integration of gender studies and digital humanities, and to contribute to knowledge about the role of gender in the continued co-constitution of digital technologies and culture (in its aesthetic/media sense). The main objective of the graduate school is therefore to explore how gender impacts digital transformations in the humanities.

Duties The Centre for Gender Research opens three positions as PhD candidate in Gender Studies. The PhD programme 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 in the programme, and contribute actively to the Centre's and the program's activities and milieu, as well as to the activities and milieu of GENHDI. 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 programme with the corresponding time. The orientation of the thesis project pursued by the PhD candidate must be situated within the field of Gender, humanities and digital cultures.

Possible orientations for the PhD thesis project are:

  • Digital media genres (museums/exhibitions; immersive media; games; social media; born digital productions)
  • Digitality in cultural/aesthetic experiences and production;
  • Digital media consumption/production;
  • Digital research methods
  • All of which need to be related to gender and diversity.

    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 degree in Gender Studies at the Bachelor or Master level. Eligibility also applies to those who have acquired the equivalent of such education in Sweden or abroad. Those also have special eligibility who have acquired an equivalent education in other subjects with a gender studies orientation. The applicant must have documented good language proficiency in spoken and written English.

    Desirable qualifications further consist of: previous documented experience of research relevant to the position. To be eligible for the PhD position in Gender Studies within the GENHDI graduate school, the planned project needs to be clearly related to issues concerning gender, humanities, and digital cultures.

    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
  • possible publications.
  • It must also contain a personal letter (max. 2 pages) describing:

    (A) the reason(s) why you want to pursue a PhD programme in gender studies within the orientation specified, and

    (B) any previous research experience

    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 relevance to gender studies, and clearly indicates how the proposed project fits the orientation of GENDHI.
  • contact information for at least two references, preferably academic.
  • Interviews and work samples will be part of the selection process.

    Rules governing PhD students 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 28 of August or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

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

    For further information about the position 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 2023/13.

    Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? Find out more about what it´s like to work and live in Sweden.

    Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

    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: 3

    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 2023/13

    Last application date: 2023-03-17

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news