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WHAT

Applications open for

WHEN / WHERE

the Department of Global Political Studies, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University.

Starting date: 1 February 2021

TOPICS

Doctoral programme in Global Politics

The study of Global Politics is multidisciplinary and includes approaches from the humanities as well as the social sciences. The scientific core of Global Politics is the study of transnational and international politics, both in terms of continuity and change, cooperation and conflict, power and protest, politics in and beyond the nation state, and the proliferation of actors in world politics. A key element in the research is to attempt to extend and deepen the understanding and study of the exercise of power at the global level. Global Politics includes analyses of political, social, economic and cultural relations and networks across national boundaries.

The goal of the programme is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the doctoral student to conduct research independently and contribute to the development of knowledge within the chosen subject area. The doctoral programme comprises 240 higher education credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies), of which 60 credits are from courses. It is completed when the doctoral student publicly defends his/her printed doctoral dissertation (180 credits).

Doctoral programme in International Migration and Ethnic relations (IMER)

Scholars within IMER study, among other subjects, the national, regional, international and global causes and effects of migration in both the society of origin and destination on a structural, institutional, collective, and individual level.

IMER is an inherently multi- and interdisciplinary subject, in which for instance sociology, political science, cultural geography, anthropology, economic history, economics, social work, history, ethnology, religious studies, gender studies, and cultural studies are represented.

The goal of the programme is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the doctoral student to conduct research independently and contribute to the development of knowledge within the chosen subject area. The doctoral programme comprises 240 higher education credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies), of which 60 credits are from courses. It is completed when the doctoral student publicly defends his/her printed doctoral dissertation (180 credits).

Employment as a doctoral student
Those employed as doctoral students will mainly carry out their own postgraduate studies (their work being located at Malmö University). Departmental duties of up to 20% may be included. The regulations regarding employment as a doctoral student are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 5 Sections 1-7).

Eligibility requirements
The general requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) education are: 

  1. Received a second-cycle (masters) higher education degree;
  2. Completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits are second-cycle; or
  3. In some other way, nationally or internationally, acquired equivalent knowledge.

Specific requirements

  • Knowledge and skills corresponding to a social science or humanities second-cycle degree in a subject that is relevant to the field of Global Politics. For examples of relevant subjects, refer to the above description of the department.
  • Ability to express oneself well in written and spoken English is essential. 

Assessment criteria
When selecting between applicants for vacant positions, the ability to complete postgraduate education is assessed (Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 7 Section 5).

The assessment is based on the basic and special eligibility requirements (see above). Other important indicators of the ability to complete postgraduate education are the applicant’s second-cycle (masters) thesis, scientific publications, other publications, and a research plan. The assessment of the research plan is based on its feasibility, originality and relevance to Global Politics. The research plan should have a clear, well expressed and motivated methodology. We encourage applicants with different kinds of theoretical and methodological approaches.

The assessment is also based on the ability to express oneself well in written and spoken English.

APPLICATION

deadline of 7 September 2020. You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “Apply/Ansök”. It is your own responsibility that your application is complete with all required documentation according to the adverted position. Your application must have arrived no later than 7 September 2020.

The application should include the following documents:

  1. Application form
  2. CV with up to three references. (References shall include title, affiliation, email address, phone number, and the relationship to the applicant)
  3. Certificates (second-cycle education diploma and grades; certificates of relevant work or internship experience)
  4. Research plan (up to 2,000 words, excluding references)
  5. List of your scientific publications and other texts (including degree theses) relevant to the position
  6. Copies of second-cycle (masters) thesis and up to two additional selected publications (no more than three documents)

The same announcements in Swedish language are available at https://mau.se/om-oss/jobba-hos-oss/, as Doktorandtjänst i Global Politik (Ref REK 2020/132) and Doktorandtjänst i Internationell migration och etniska relationer (IMER) (Ref REK 2020/133).


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