Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.
The Department of Philosophy is internationally recognized, and conducts teaching and research in many core areas of philosophy. For more information about the department, please see https://www.filosofi.uu.se/.
Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University
Uppsala University hereby announces two positions as doctoral students at the Department of Philosophy. The positions are open with respect to area. The department offers supervision in many areas of philosophy, including Analytic Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Metaethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Science.
The successful applicant will be employed by the department as a PhD candidate (“doktorandanställning”) for 4 years full-time, and as an employee they will be eligible for Swedish social benefits, including, e.g., paid parental leave. The starting salary is currently 29000 SEK (ca. €2600)/ month and at present increases to 34300 SEK (ca. €3100)/month after the candidate has completed 80% of their research. Doctoral students are expected to engage in their studies full-time and to participate in the activities of the department. The position may include teaching and other assignments. Certain kinds of work for the department, including teaching, qualify the student for an extension of their contract. The positions are available from 1 September 2023.
Please note that a Master Degree in the Humanities or in the Sciences is required for these positions. The main language for academic activities at the Department of Philosophy is English.
Your application should include (a) an application letter; (b) a brief CV, including the names and contact details of one to three referees; (c) a statement outlining your proposed research (4-5 pages); (d) one to two writing samples (BA or MA thesis, or longer advanced texts at BA or MA level); (e) copies of diplomas or equivalent documentation of eligibility and academic qualifications.
Uppsala University is governed by the general Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (see chapters 5, 8 and 9). Guidelines (in Swedish and English) for doctoral studies at Uppsala University can be found here: https://regler.uu.se/ Guidelines (in English) for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Arts specifically are available here:
Guidelines for Third Cycle Education at the Faculty of Arts https://mp.uu.se/documents/432512/82074502/Guidelines+for+Third-cycle+education,+Faculty+of+Arts,+revised+15+May+2018.pdf/b7affbac-14cc-04c6-9572-1a417259c081
For more information (in Swedish), see also http://www.regler.uu.se and http://www.filosofi.uu.se/utbildning/Forskarutbildning/.
Uppsala University is governed by the general Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (https://www.uhr.se/en/start/laws-and-regulations/laws-and-regulations/the-higher-education-ordinance/ ). (See especially chapter 5 which also governs PhD students (chapter 5, §§ 1-7).
Guidelines (in Swedish and English) for doctoral studies at Uppsala University can be found here: https://regler.uu.se/
Guidelines (in English) for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Arts specifically are available here: https://www.regler.uu.se/document/?contentId=939944.
For more information (in Swedish), see also http://www.filosofi.uu.se/utbildning/Forskarutbildning/.
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting 2023-09-01 as agreed. Placement: Uppsala
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines .
For further information about the position, please contact: Head of the department, Matti Eklund, email@example.com
Please submit your application by March 1 2023, UFV-PA 2023/283.
Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? Find out more about what it´s like to work and live in Sweden .
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.
Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.
Placement: Department of Philosophy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Seko Universitetsklubben firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/283
Last application date: 2023-03-01
Apply for position
Ph D Student Position In Business Administration, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, 13 days ago
The Department of Economics (www.slu.se/en/departments/economic ) provide research and teaching in business studies as well as in economics. The Department emphasises applied science, often in coo...
Ph D Position In Smell From Nature And Reduction Of Human Stress In Cities, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, about 2 hours ago
Department of Urban and Rural development The Department of Urban and Rural Development is located on SLU's main campus in Uppsala, and conducts education, research and collaboration in the subjec...
Ph D Position In Genomics And Bioinformatics – Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases In Dogs, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, about 2 hours ago
The successful applicant will be employed at the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics. The department has approximately 55 employees and conducts research in molecular genetics, bioinformati...
Ph D Student, Gender Studies Illiberal Populism In Times Of Crises (Pa2023/669) , University of Lund, Sweden, about 13 hours ago
We invite applications for a PhD position in Gender Studies within the Graduate School The Future of Democracy: Cultural Analyses of Illiberal Populism in Times of Crises (FUDEM) at the Department...
Doctoral Studentship In The Study Of Religions, Linnaeus University, Sweden, about 22 hours ago
Welcome to Linnaeus University! We meet the societal challenges of today and tomorrow in a spirit of openness, curiosity and creativity. By creating arenas for exchange of knowledge from different...
Ph D Student In Environmental Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, about 2 hours ago
Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment ...