|Location:||Stockholm - Sweden|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||30th June 2020|
|Closes:||17th August 2020|
The Swedish Defence University is internationally renowned in the areas of defence, crisis management and security. We educate the civilian and military leaders, experts and researchers who will analyse and manage current and future crisis situations and security problems.
The Swedish Defence University announces up to 3 PhD student positions in Political Science with a focus on Crisis Management and Security.
The sub-field of Crisis Management and Security adds to a broad range of approaches within Political Science, including International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Public Administration. It also connects to related fields outside of Political Science. Among the central research topics of this sub-field are the politics of security and the prevention and management of crises. These topics involve analyses of threats, conflicts, decision-making processes, and ethical dilemmas—all of which incorporate various levels of analysis, ranging from the individual level to global affairs.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education at the doctoral level in Political Science with a focus on Crisis Management and Security. The main task is to write a doctoral thesis in Political Science with a focus on Crisis Management and Security equivalent to 165 ECTS credits, alongside completing courses of 75 ECTS credits. Teaching and administrative tasks normally comprise 20 % of the doctoral student position. Doctoral studies encompass 240 ECTS credits, i.e. four years. The total time for the position is five years if 20 % teaching and administrative tasks are included.
General entry requirements:
Specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in Political Science with a focus on Crisis Management and Security:
Selection is based on an assessment of the applicant’s ability to complete the programme successfully. Assessment criteria are listed in order of importance:
Applications must include:
Submit your application through the Swedish Defence University’s recruitment system via the “Logga in och sök jobbet” [Log in to apply for the job] link on the job listing page. Mark your application with reference number Ö 296/2020. The last application date is August 17, 2020.
Only complete applications with all required documentation will be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ascertain that the application is complete and complies with requirements stated in the advertisement. The application is to be done in a Scandinavian language or in English. Authorised translations must be provided for documents in other languages. Applicants may be called to interviews in the Autumn of 2020 so that decisions about admission to postgraduate studies and employment can be finalised well before the Spring Semester 2021.
Employment is classified as full-time (100%) and is temporary in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5. The position is placed at the Political Science Division at the Department of Strategy, Security, and Leadership in Stockholm from January 2021.
The Swedish Defence University strives for equality and diversity in all occupations. We welcome applicants from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It is self-evident to us that within an inclusive working environment our employees should be able to combine their working life with active parenthood.
Further information about the position is available from:
Associate Professor Simon Hollis, Director of PhD Studies (email@example.com)
HR-generalist Kia Vejdegren (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Union representatives: Fredrik Fors (SACO) (fredrik.fors[at]fhs.se), Anders Oltorp (OF) and Christian Friman (OFR), Tel: 08-553 425 00.
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