PhD student in Gender Studies with an orientation towards the Technologization of Everyday Life

Updated: 26 days ago
Deadline: 07 Jun 2022

Published: 2022-04-29

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The Centre for Gender Research was established in 2003 as an interdisciplinary unit within Uppsala University. We are placed within Humanities and Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts. Our education and research include a range of perspectives on sex and gender, and other dimensions of power. Close to forty researchers are employed at, or affiliated with, the Centre, and their research spans many research fields and disciplinary domains. We offer courses and degree programmes at undergraduate and advanced level. Eight PhD students are currently enrolled in PhD training at the Centre. Read more about our research here: .

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The advertised position
The Centre for Gender Research opens a position as PhD in Gender Studies, with an orientation towards the Technologization of Everyday Life, and more specifically towards one or more of the following areas: ethics and technologization, gender-sensitive  design of technology, gender and everyday technologies, social robots, starting 1 September 2022 or according to agreement. The PhD program spans four years of full-time work, and is financed with a salaried position as doctoral student. The PhD candidate is expected to work full time in the program, and contribute actively to the Centre’s and the program’s activities and milieu. Additional service at the Centre for Gender Research, in administration and/or education, may apply (max 20%) which then prolongs the duration of the PhD programme with the corresponding time. The orientation of the thesis project pursued by the PhD candidate must be situated within the field of Gender Studies. 

To be eligible for the position, you need to have completed an MA degree. For basic eligibility for the position, you need to have completed a degree at advanced (Masters) level, based on course study of no less than 240 credits, and with no less than 60 of these credits at the advanced level. Eligibility also applies to those who have acquired the equivalent of such education in Sweden or abroad. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Gender Studies at the BA or MA level and/or a degree relevant to the research topic, for example in human-computer interaction or interaction design. Preference will also be given to candidates with an equivalent education in other subjects with a gender studies orientation and/or computer science. The applicant must be proficient and have documented skills in  English.

Your application must be written in English. It should contain your

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • copies of degree certificate and grades,
  • Master’s thesis
  • possible publications
  • a personal letter (max. 2 pages) describing: (A) the reason(s) why you want to pursue a PhD program in gender studies, and (B) any previous research experience.
  • a brief project outline (max 5 pages, including bibliography) for the thesis project you wish to pursue as a PhD candidate. It is vital that the project plan reflects familiarity with the fields of gender studies and human-computer interaction and/or social robotics, and is based on research questions and perspectives of high relevance to those fields. The project plan should also indicate how the proposed project connects to existing research themes at the Centre for Gender Studies.
  • contact information for at least two references, preferably academic.

Interviews and work samples will be part of the selection process. For regulations regarding PhD training in Sweden, see Högskoleförordningen; see also the rules and regulations of Uppsala University and of the Faculty of Arts

PhD training in Gender Studies is described in the general study plan for the PhD program. .

Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students.  

Starting date: September 1 2022,  or according to agreement.

Form of employment: Temporary position according to HF 5 kap §7.

Working hours: 100 %.

For questions about the PhD programme, please contact the Director of PhD Studies, Gabriele Griffin, Email:, tel: 018-471 5790.

For further information about the position please contact: The Director of the Centre for Gender Research, Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Email:,  tel: 018-4717298.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 7 June 2022 UFV-PA 2022/1657.                                                                                           

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Placement: Centre for Gender Research

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO
Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1657

Last application date: 2022-06-07

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