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One doctoral studentship in the Study of Religions

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  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    10 januari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    13 februari

Om jobbet

Södertörn University is a higher education institution in Stockholm that conducts education, research and collaboration with the surrounding community for sustainable societal development. Education and research are conducted in the humanities, social sciences, technology and natural sciences. The university also provides police and teacher education programmes with intercultural profiles. A significant amount of our research is multidisciplinary and specialises in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. At Södertörn University we combine subjects, perspectives, people and experiences, searching for surprising syntheses, challenges and development.

The Study of Religions at Södertörn University is a research environment for the non-confessional, historical, ethnographic and social scientific study of religions worldwide. Various aspects of religious pluralism in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe are important focus areas for our research. The Study of Religions is taught at all levels, from Bachelor’s courses and Master’s programmes to doctoral studies. The Study of Religions is also an important part of multidisciplinary programmes at Södertörn University. For more information, see https://www.sh.se/english/sodertorn-university/research/our-research/the-study-of-religions (English version) or https://www.sh.se/institutioner--amnen/institutionen-for-historia-och-samtidsstudier/religionsvetenskap- (Swedish version).

Doctoral education at the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies is part of a research area in the humanities in which aspects of society, culture and heritage are studied from different perspectives. The area is characterised by an empirical and theoretical focus on social and cultural change and long time perspectives. Historical Studies includes five subject areas for doctoral studies: Archaeology, Ethnology, History, History of Ideas, and the Study of Religions. For more information about Historical Studies, please click here (English version). 

The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), www.sh.se/beegs, which is financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, and part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) www.sh.se/cbees, at Södertörn University.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirements are:
  • a second-cycle qualification (Master’s level),
  • fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  • substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
The Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds. (Ordinance 2010:1064)

Specific entry requirements

The specific entry requirements are met by someone who has knowledge equivalent to 90 credits in the Study of Religions or a closely related subject, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits at Master’s level. (Confessional religious education is not a qualification for the position.) Prerequisites for undertaking the degree programme are the ability to assimilate scientific work in English and to command the language necessary for work on the thesis.

Admission and employment

This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave.  Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Date of employment: 1 September 2023

General syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Study of Religions: General syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Study of Religions (sh.se) (English version) and Allmän studieplan för utbildning på forskarnivå i religionsvetenskap (sh.se) (Swedish version).

Information about admission regulations including selection criteria, and third-cycle education at Södertörn University: English version or Swedish version.

Application procedure

For more details, see this website under FAQ. Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. 

Your application may be written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish and must include:
  • an application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position (if not written in English or Swedish/Norwegian/Danish, you must enclose translated versions)
  • Bachelor’s essay and dissertation at second-cycle level in the field in accordance with the entry requirements (if not written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English, you must enclose a summary of 5-6 pages, approx. 14,000 characters, to the copy of the dissertation)
  • a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to the subject, Study of Religions and studies of the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe must be clear.
  • two references, with contact details.
If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application deadline: 13 February 2023 at 23:59

Please visit our website for the full advertisement and to apply for the position

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