Två doktorander i historia och utbildning - Umeå universitet

Umeå (Stad), Västerbotten
den 28 februari 2018
den 30 mars 2018
AN 2.2.1-339-18
Jonas Nilsson
Offentlig sektor

Two doctoral positions in History and Education

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The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies opens two doctoral positions in History and Education

The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies conducts teaching and research in Archaeology, Philosophy, History, History and Education, History of Science and Ideas, Religious Studies and Theology. See,

The research group co-operates with research groups in both educational history and history education in Sweden and abroad. The international contacts are well developed. In 2018, the group will host visiting scholars from Australia and Denmark. The research group arranges conferences frequently and runs a scientific e-journal, Nordic Journal of Educational History. International researchers contribute regularly to postgraduate courses. The group has developed close co-operation with Umeå Research Centre for Social Studies Didactics (UmSOD) and Umeå School of Education.

The two positions are open for applicants within both educational history and history education.

The basic eligibility requirements are having been awarded a degree at second-cycle level, 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 largely equivalent knowledge.

In order to meet the specific eligibility requirements for admission to studies in History and Education at third-cycle level (PhD studies), the applicant must have completed at least 30 credits in history at second-cycle level, with an independent project worth at least 15 credits or hold a teacher’s degree in history with an independent project in a relevant area worth at least 15 credits at second-cycle level. Students who have acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way, either within Sweden or abroad, may be admitted for third-cycle studies after assessment.

Applicants will be ranked with regard to the quality and relevance of their project proposal and of previous essays.

Terms of employment
The successful candidates will be employed for a period of four years. After an initial contract of 12 months there will be prolongations after positive annual evaluations. The time of employment must be research activity orientated and lead to the completion of a PhD thesis. Depending on availability, a PhD student may also work with teaching and administration up to a maximum of 20 % of his/her normal working hours. The period of employment may thus be extended up to a maximum of five years.

All admitted PhD students will have to participate in mandatory activities in the Postgraduate school for the Educational Sciences. The employment will begin on September 3, 2018. Place of work is Umeå University. Salary will follow the local agreement of payment for PhD positions. Employees are expected to contribute actively to the development of the research group. Physically, the employee will be stationed at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, where the subject-specific tutoring and supervision takes place. For more information about the subject-specific content, see

According to the Higher Education Ordinance (Ch. 12), the decision of employment is final.

The applicant should provide the following documents in English or Swedish, validated copies of degree certificates showing the fulfillment of the requirements, Curriculum Vitae and a list of 2 referee persons including their positions and contact details, subject-relevant candidate and master essays, a research plan (max 20000 characters incl. spaces) that shows research problem, aim, previous research, theory, method, design and data, relevance, and timetable.

The application must be registered in MyNetwork, no later than April 3, 2018.

For information about the department, please contact Head of Department Jonas Nilsson, phone +46907869990,, or director of postgraduate studies Peter Lindström, phone +46907866231,

For information about postgraduate studies in History and Education, please contact Professor Anna Larsson, phone +46907865424,

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 2
Working hours 100 %
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-339-18


  • Jonas Nilsson, prefekt, 090-786 99 90
  • Peter Lindström, studierektor , 090-786 62 31

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