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Two doctoral studentships in Journalism

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    14 januari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    14 februari

Om jobbet

Södertörn University in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees.
Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

Research environment

As a doctoral student in Journalism, you will join a research environment that offers multidisciplinary perspectives and an advanced curriculum. Doctoral students are affiliated with a Social Science research area called Politics, Economy and the Organisation of Society (PESO), encompassing the disciplines of Business Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology. In addition, they are affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), which is part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University.

Research in Journalism at Södertörn University revolves around two broad areas: a) how digital media development and innovation affect journalistic professional roles, mediated content and forms of expression, as well as journalist-audience relationships; b) journalism and society, where the focus is on the role of the news media, journalism cultures and practices in relation to democracy and public spheres (from local to global perspectives), for example regarding crises and conflict, migration and integration, intersectionality, and sustainable development. Journalism research is interdisciplinary, with one focus being the Baltic Sea and Eastern European region. For more information on Journalism at Södertörn University, read here.

Your doctoral research must have a geographicallink to the Baltic Sea region and/or the post-communist part of Europe. Theses with a comparative approach must include at least one country in the above-mentioned regions, but may include other countries. A thesis may not solely relate to Sweden and Swedish society.

Job description

These doctoral positions in Journalism include admission to third-cycle education, i.e. doctoral studies, and employment on a doctoral studentship. The intended outcome is a doctoral thesis. As a doctoral student, you will take doctoral courses, participate in research seminars, and participate in national and international research activities. Your main task, however, is to conduct research and write a doctoral thesis. Supervisors will be assigned to guide you. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. During this period, the position is fully funded. The salary is subject to an annual increase in accordance with university regulations. The position may entail other departmental duties within education, research and/or administration, but these may be equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time.

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Admission and employment

An application for a place on a third-cycle programme is also an application for employment on a doctoral studentship. Employment is for a maximum 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). The provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are stated in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7. Doctoral students will be employed by the School of Social Sciences at Södertörn University. The first date of employment is 1 September 2022.


Kristina Riegert, Professor of Journalism, email and tel. +46 73 030 6220

Liudmila Voronova, Director of Studies PESO, email and tel. +46 8 608 52 16

Ali Hajighasemi, Head of the School of Social Sciences, email and tel. +46 (0)8 608 4887

Lovisa Henricsson, HR officer, email and tel +46 (0)8 608 4455.


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