[H-verkko] =?UNKNOWN?B?VHn2dOQ6?= 4-year doctoral position in History of Science, Technology, and Environment, =?UNKNOWN?Q?Ume=E5?= University, Sweden

agricola at utu.fi agricola at utu.fi
Ke Maalis 2 15:28:38 EET 2011

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( http://agricola.utu.fi/nyt/tilmoitukset/ )
on tullut seuraava ilmoitus:

4-year doctoral position in History of Science, Technology, and
Environment, Umeå University, Sweden

Umeå University - with its 36,700 students and over 4,200 employees -
is an organisation in constant change and development. Umeå University
conducts groundbreaking research within several areas - several in
which we are among the best in the world - within others regarded as
the leaders in Sweden. We are one of Sweden’s largest providers of
education and offer a broad and attractive range of courses and
programmes. Our campus constitutes an inspiring environment for
everyone that studies and works here. We wish to co-operate with
companies and organisations throughout the Umeå region and all over
the world.

One doctoral position in the History of Science and Ideas,
specializing in the History of Science, History of Technology or
Environmental History

Umeå Studies in Science, Technology and Environment (USSTE) – a
research group specializing in humanistic and social science research
on science, technology and environment, and on the historical
relationships between these fields and the rest of society – welcomes
applications for a four-year doctoral position at Umeå University,

The appointee’s research programme must have a historical perspective
and be clearly linked to the research area of USSTE, which has been
designated by the Faculty of Arts as a strong field of research. The
research group is in an expanding stage and works to become an
attractive environment for international scholars. 

Potential research programmes include, but are not limited to:
science and communication, biofuel and climate policy, agricultural
sciences, research policy and research organisation, biomedicine and
genetic engineering, debates on the environment and views on natural
resources, science and industry, and history of medicine. The
research programme must be situated within the history of science,
environmental history, the history of technology, the history of
medicine, or science and technology studies (STS) with a historical
focus. The doctoral student will be formally affiliated with the
Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.

Umeå University, located in Northern Sweden, was founded in 1965 and
is Sweden’s fifth oldest university. The university has a strong
international and multicultural presence with students, teachers and
researchers from all over the world. Our main campus – with its
35,000 students and over 4,000 employees – is alive with enthusiasm,
creativity and fresh ideas.

Entry requirements 
The recruitment process is in accordance with the Higher Education
Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen Chapter 5 and 7). The general entry
requirements for doctoral studies are a minimum of 240 ECTS credits
of higher education courses, of which at least 60 must be on an
advanced level (Master level). A student who had an academic degree
of 120 academic credit points (corresponding to 180 ECTS credits)
before July 1, 2007 and who fulfills the specific entry requirements
is also considered eligible for admission to doctoral studies. 

We welcome applications from students outside of Sweden with a
European Masters degree or equivalent.

A Swedish PhD fellowship is a salaried position, and includes an
annual research budget. Holders of doctoral studentship posts shall
devote their time primarily to their own doctoral studies. To a
limited extent, a doctoral student can teach or do administrative
work corresponding to a maximum of twenty per cent of full-time work.

Employment as a doctoral student is granted for the period of time
considered necessary for the completion of the doctoral studies,
which corresponds to full-time doctoral studies for four years. The
initial appointment is for a maximum of one year. After that the
position may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time. The
period of employment may consequently be prolonged to a maximum of
five years. Holders of doctoral studentship posts are expected to be
in residence in Umeå.

The application must contain copies of your student transcript(s) and
your degree certificate(s), your curriculum vitae, copies of your
Masters thesis or equivalent and any other relevant publications, a
research plan/draft of no more than five pages, and the names and
contact information of two references. The application may be written
in English or a Scandinavian language.

Contact persons
For further information, contact associate professor Erland Mårald,
+46-(0)90-786 65 45, erland.marald at idehist.umu.se 

In accordance with the instructions of the National Archives, the
application documents will be sorted out, or if so requested by the
applicant, returned two years after the decision on employment gained
legal force. 

Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format. If
you apply for several posts with different registration numbers, you
must submit an application for each post. State precisely which
subject your application refers to.
Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO,
+46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with
Higher Education Ordinance (chapt. 12, 2 §) and the decision
regarding the position cannot be appealed.

Your complete application, marked with reference number 313-171-11,
should be sent to jobb at umu.se (state the reference number as subject)
or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive
April 4, 2011 at the latest. 

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 05.04.2011
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