Deadline-  23 march 2020

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Centre for Gender Research was established in 2003 as an interdisciplinary unit within Uppsala University with a focus on gender research. We are placed within the Disciplinary Domain of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, but our research and education includes both social and biological perspectives on sex/gender. We have over thirty researchers doing research that spans all disciplinary domains. We offer courses and study programmes on undergraduate and advanced level. Eight PhD students are currently taking part in our PhD programme. Read more about our research here:

Duties/Project description:
The Centre for Gender Research opens a position as PhD in Gender Studies. 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. We expect applicants to have a degree in Gender Studies at the advanced (MA) level. Desirable qualifications further consist of: previous documented experience of research relevant for the position. The applicant must be proficient and have documented skills in both Swedish and English.

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. For special eligibility, the applicant must have a degree in Gender Studies at the BA or MA level. Those also have special eligibility who have acquired an equivalent education in other subjects with a gender studies orientation.

Your application should be written in English. It should contain your Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificate and grades, Master’s thesis, and possible publications. It must also contain 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. Furthermore, the application must include 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 field of gender research, is based on research questions and perspectives of high relevance to gender studies, and indicates how the proposed project connects to existing research themes at the Centre for Gender studies. Please include contact information for at least two references, preferably academic. Interviews and work samples will be part of the selection process.

Uppsala University values the qualities that an even distribution of gender and diversity brings. Therefore, applicants of all sexes and with different backgrounds, functionalities, and life experiences, are welcome to apply. The Centre for Gender Research works actively and continuously to promote equal opportunities and have a long-term goal to increase diversity in the workplace.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students

Starting date: 1 September 2020 or according to agreement

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 §7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For questions about the PhD programmeplease contact the Director of PhD Studies, Ulrika Dahl, Email:, tel: 018-471 5869. The Director of the Centre for Gender Research, Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Email:, tel: 018-4717298.

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