Malmö University
Founded in 1998. Since then, the university has grown to become the country's largest university with about 1,800 employees and about 12,000 full-year students. January 1, 2018 gets college university status and becomes Malmö University. An open and inclusive atmosphere, international environment and modern study methods as well as multidisciplinary education and research today characterize the university. Malmö University's research and education focuses on challenges such as crime and victimization, migration, democracy and participation, development of information technology, sustainable use of resources and human health.

Faculty of Health and Society
Our education and research is conducted with the vision of promoting health and participation. The faculty conducts research that focuses on societal problems and seeks solutions in several fields of research. We develop leading professional education programs that provide healthcare, social work and enterprises with competent staff. Our education and research are located in three locations in Malmö. Read more about the Faculty of Health and Society here.

Department of Criminology
At the Department of Criminology, research is conducted in a number of different areas concerning issues of crime and victimization. Research is being developed in close cooperation with local actors, national organizations and authorities as well as international academic partners. Our research has a broad theoretical and empirical focus. More specifically, research is mainly conducted within these areas: criminal careers, comparative criminology, the geography of crime, intimate partner violence, hate crime, juvenile crime, crime prevention, drug abuse and addiction, mental illhealth.

Employment as a PhD student
The employee who is employed as a doctoral student must mainly devote himself to his/her own postgraduate education with the work transferred to Malmö University. However, a doctoral student may, with a limited amount, not more than 20% during the period of employment, work with education and administrative work. Provisions for employment as a PhD student are contained in the Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 5 and section 1-7.

Eligibility requirements for admission
In order to be admitted, the basic competencies required by the Higher Education Ordinance are required, as well as special qualifications decided by the Faculty Board.
Basic eligibility has the following;
1. Have passed a degree at the advanced level
2. Completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
3. Acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in any other way within or outside the country.

Special admission requirements
Special eligibility have those who have at least 90 higher education credits in criminology or a subject related to criminology, of which 30 higher education credits at advanced level.
Good knowledge of written and spoken English is a prerequisite.

Assessment and selection criteria
When choosing between applicants for a vacant education site, the ability to apply for education at a doctorate level is used as a criterion (Higher Education Ordinance 5 chap. 5). To assess this, consideration is given to previous study results, the applicant's writings, reports, and any research findings and documented work experience. Independent work at the undergraduate level and advanced level as well as the research plan for the thesis work, which must be attached to the application, is of particular importance. Interview and references will also be applied to the selection. The mere fact that an applicant is deemed to be able to receive prior education or vocational training credited to education must not, by selection, give priority to applicants in favor of other applicants.
In the event of active recruitment and selection of students for postgraduate education, equal treatment shall be considered.

Information about the employment is provided by Professor Marie Torstensson Levander, tel. 040-665 79 61,
General questions about the postgraduate education are answered by the Vice-Chancellor of Postgraduate Studies, Lars Plantin, tel. 040-6657408,
The doctoral staff can be contact via Alexander Engström, tel. 0722-246133, alexander.engströ .
Other questions about the employment are answered by HR specialist Johanna Bengtsson, tel. 040-665 74 23,

Instructions for application
You apply through Malmö Universities’ recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök”. You have the responsibility that your application is completed with all required documentation according to the adverted position. Your application must have arrived no later than 2018-01-22.

The application should contain the following documents: 

1. A personal letter in which the applicant gives a short description of him/herself and his/her research interests in relation to the position. (max 2 pages)   
2. Strengthened CV
3. A project plan/description in which the applicant presents her/his research topics and suggested studies in relation to the position's orientation (max 5 pages)
4. Master's thesis or similar degree projects
5. Copies of writings that you specifically wish to highlight (maximum 3 writings) 
6. Certificates and university transcripts, certifying your CV
7. References (at least 2; names, titles, contact information positions/relation. Please do not submit letters of reference
8. Application for admission to postgraduate education (application form)

Form of employment and starting date
Employment is full-time and time restricted according to Higher Education Ordinance 5 Chap. 7 §. Starting date: 1 march 2018 or according to agreement.

Malmö University is characterized by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal opportunities add value to our activities.

Union representatives
SACO-S, Ann-Mari Campbell tel. 040-665 74 37,
OFR/Lärarförbundet, Peter Persson tel. 040-665 82 76,
OFR/S (ST), Naser Eftekharian tel. 040-665 76 49,