The Swedish Defence University announces one PhD student position in War Studies
The central object of study in War Studies is war, practices of war and the exercise of military power. Typical research questions in War Studies concern the nature of war, the applicability of military means, the modus operandi of military organisations and how military capacities are created, led, organised and applied in different contexts (conventional and non-conventional). Further, War Studies scholarship is concerned with military organisations and the military profession, civil-military relations, the total defense concept, how to understand and explain battle and war, including with respect to gender, peace and security.
You can read more about the Swedish Defence University’s doctoral education here.
Doctoral students shall primarily devote themselves to their own War Studies education at the postgraduate level. Postgraduate studies consist of working on your research project and following an individual study plan under supervision. Writing a doctoral thesis in War Studies is the central task but completing postgraduate courses is part of the programme. Usually 20% of the job consists of departmental duties in the form of teaching, administration and participation in common activities. Postgraduate studies encompass 240 ECTS credits, i. e. four years. The total time for the doctoral student position, including the 20 % departmental duties, is five years.
General admission requirements:
Specific admission requirements:
An upper-secondary/high school grade equivalent to English 6 constitutes another specific admission requirement. Applicants who do not have grades from a Swedish upper-secondary school may be required for a certificate of eligibility equivalent to English 6 from an internationally accepted language test (the TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge ESOL).
The selection is based on the applicant’s ability to successfully pursue the research programme and the ability to produce a War Studies dissertation of high international quality.
More specific criteria for the selection process are:
Completing a professional officer’s education is a merit.
The Swedish Defence University strives for equality and diversity in all occupations. We welcome applicants from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Women are encouraged to apply as there is currently a predominance of men in this area of employment. 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.
Terms of Employment
A doctoral student position is classified as full-time (100%) employment. The term of the contract is temporary and is regulated by Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The doctoral students are placed at the Institution for War Studies and Military History (IKVM).
Doctoral students are paid in accordance with the Swedish Defence University’s doctoral ladder, according to which the starting salary is currently SEK 27,200/month. Exceptions are made for Swedish officers who are placed with the same basic salary they have in the Armed Forces. Swedish officers who are already employed at the Swedish Defense University retain the basic salary they have at the Swedish Defence University.
Applications should include:
Further information about the position is available from: Professor Peter Thunholm, firstname.lastname@example.org, Director of Studies Mikael Weissmann, email@example.com and HR-partner Camilla Sävmarker, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Union representatives: Ronnie Hjorth (SACO), Anders Oltorp (OF) and Christian Friman (OFR), Tel: 08-553 425 00.
Submit your application through this ad on our online job listing page. You can also send your application to the Swedish Defence University, Registrar, Box 27805, 115 93 Stockholm.
Mark your application with reference number: Ö 341/2021.
The last application date is August 31, 2021.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ascertain that the application is complete and complies with the requirements stated in the advertisement. If an applicant needs to complete the application with documents that are not available before the end of the application period, the director of studies must be contacted well in advance of the last application date. The application is to be completed in a Scandinavian language or in English. Authorised translations must be provided for documents in other languages. Applicants may be called to interviews in autumn 2021. The aim is to finalize employment decisions well before the end of 2021. The employment is to commence on January 1, 2022.
|Location:||Stockholm - Sweden|
|Funding for:||EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students|
|Funding amount:||SEK 27,200/month|
|Placed On:||16th June 2021|
|Closes:||31st August 2021|
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