Doktorand i pedagogiskt arbete med inriktning mot estetiska ämnen

Umeå (Stad), Västerbotten
den 28 februari 2018
den 3 april 2018
AN 2.2.1-338-18
Erik Sigurdson
Offentlig sektor

One doctoral position in Educational Work

Umeå universitet, Lärarhögskolan vid Umeå universitet

Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programmes, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and 31 500 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

The Department of Creative Studies opens one doctoral position in Educational Work
The department of Creative Studies conducts research in Educational Work, a pratice-related subject studying teaching activity in school and in teacher education. For information regarding research at our department, see

Applicants need to have a teachers degree in one of the school subjects Visual Art, Music or Sloyd (Crafts), and at least 2 years working experience as a teacher along with an interest in pursuing questions related to the teaching practice. To be admitted to studies at the third-cycle level, the applicant must meet both general and specific eligibility requirements. General requirements: a Master's or equivalent degree in a relevant field, having completed course requirements worth at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second­ cycle level, or in some other way - either in Sweden or abroad - having acquired equivalent knowledge.

In order to meet the specific eligibility requirements for admission to studies in educational work at the third-cycle level, the applicant must have a teaching degree, two years of professional experience, and a completed 15-credit essay. Students who have acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way, either within Sweden or abroad, may be admitted for third-cycle studies after assessment. For more information, see General Syllabus,

Terms of employment
PhD students will mainly devote themselves to their own education at third-cycle level. Employment as a PhD student will be for the time deemed necessary for the completion of research studies at a normal rate of study, which corresponds to a full-time position for four years. An initial contract of 12 months is extended with up to two years at a time provided that the individual study plan is followed. A PhD student may to a limited extent also work with teaching and administration up to a maximum of 20 percent of full-time. The period of employment may thus be extended up to a maximum of five years. The salary will follow the local agreement of payment for PhD positions.

Additional information
PhD students are affiliated with the Postgraduate School in the Educational Sciences, coordinated with the PhD training program at the relevant department. The PhD studies begin at the start of the autumn semester, 3 September 2018. The place of work is Umeå University. The PhD students are expected to actively contribute to the research environment.

According to The Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 12 §2, a decision of appointment for a PhD student position may not be appealed.

An application should contain:

  • A transcript from the Ladok student registry, and/or equivalent attested copies of your academic transcripts proving that general and specific requirements are met
  • Curriculum vitae, including name and contact information of two reference persons
  • Copies of relevant BA and MA theses and other relevant publications
  • Research plan – must not exceed 30 000 characters including spaces – that contains: purpose and research problem, previous research, implementation: that is, method, material and theory, relevance and time plan
  • A letter that states your motivation for undertaking research training leading to a PhD, and that specifies what expertise at the Department is needed for carrying out your research. Indicate if you intend to align your project with the profile area The Digital Humanities and/or Global Challenges.

Your application must be registered in Umeå University’s e-recruitment system no later than April 3, 2018.

More information about the Department of Creative Studies, please contact Erik Sigurdson, 090-786 52 69, or Anna Widén, 090-786 60 33,

Umeå University wants to offer an environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. 
In each recruitment we aim to increase diversity and the opportunity to affirmative action. 

We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-09-03 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-338-18


  • Erik Sigurdsson, 090-786 52 69
  • Anna Widén, 090-786 60 33

Union representative

  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31

Published 26.Feb.2018
Last application date 03.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET