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At least three doctoral students within subjects linked to colonial and postcolonial studies. 

The Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (LNUC Concurrences) is a research environment that primarily studies cultural encounters, cultural manifestations, migration and diaspora from colonial and postcolonial perspectives. This is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together researchers from different traditional subject disciplines that work with different methods, theories and materials. See https://lnu.se/concurrences. LNUC Concurrences is based at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, but also includes researchers from the Faculty of Social Sciences. The research carried out at the centre mainly relates to history, literary studies, religious studies, peace and development studies and social work. 

Subject area for the position:
Colonial and postcolonial studies 

Location, until further notice:
Växjö 

Scope of employment:
100 % 

Job description:

The duties include third-cycle education up to doctoral degree, corresponding to a maximum of four years of full-time studies in one of four possible third-cycle education subjects: English, history, comparative literature or religious studies: https://lnu.se/utbildning/forskarutbildning/

The proposed projects will be linked to the research field of colonial and postcolonial studies, and to the research carried out within the centre, but can otherwise have both theoretical and empirical main focuses. A methodological focus is also a possibility. If the project can be carried out within the framework of one of the clusters that organises the research at LNUC Concurrences, this would be a major advantage. There are currently three clusters at the centre: the Cluster for Nordic Colonialism, the Cluster for Colonial Connections and Comparisons, and the Cluster for the Study of Cultural Encounters. Information about the research carried out at these clusters can be found at the LNUC Concurrences’ website: https://lnu.se/en/concurrences

The doctoral student will play an active role within the LNUC Concurrences environment, and will also participate in the internal work of the relevant department. By agreement, the role may include up to 20% departmental duties in the form of teaching, administration or a commission of trust as a student representative. 

Applicants with some form of external funding are welcome to submit their applications to be accepted for third-cycle education direct to LNUC Concurrences’ management group. Any such applications should be sent to Åse Magnusson. 

Eligibility requirements:

Basic authorisation for doctoral education requires:

– The completion of a degree at second-cycle level,

– The fulfilment of course requirements totalling at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or

– The acquisition of essentially equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad. 

Specific eligibility:

For information about specific eligibility and additional information about the education, see the links below to the general study plan for education at third-cycle level for the relevant subject and specialisation.

https://lnu.se/utbildning/forskarutbildning/ 

Assessment criteria:

The applicant’s opportunities for successful completion of education at third-cycle level will be assessed in the following order:

1. The relevance, originality and feasibility of the thesis plan within the given timeframe,

2. The scientific quality of the applicant’s submitted written work,

3. The applicant’s ability to contribute towards the development of the LNUC Concurrences environment,

4. Other qualifications 

Information can be provided by the following contacts:
For information about the subject of English literature at LNU and its link to LNUC Concurrences, contact docent Johan Höglund. For information about the Department of Languages, where the subject of English literature is based, contact Head of Department Bärbel Westphal.
For information about the subject of history at LNU and its link to LNUC Concurrences, contact docent Hans Hägerdal or docent Stefan Eklöf Amirell. For information about the Department of Cultural Sciences, where the subject of history is based, contact Head of Department Malin Lennartsson.
For information about the subject of religious studies at LNU and its link to LNUC Concurrences, contact Professor Jonas Svensson. For information about the Department of Cultural Sciences, where the subject of religious studies is based, contact Head of Department Malin Lennartsson.
For information about the subject of literary studies at LNU and its link to LNUC Concurrences, contact Professor Peter Forsgren. For information about the Department of Film and Literature, where the subject of literary studies is based, contact Head of Department Anders Åberg.

Union representatives can be reached through the University's switchboard, Tel. +46 772-28 80 00.

Deadline for applications is  february 28, 2018. DNR is 2017/5771-2.2.1

 

 

 

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. Applicants are requested to the application resolving CV, cover letter , a copy of a relevant essay , grades and certificates and other relevant documents. The applicant also requested to submit with their application a proposed research plan within the current area of research. All documents must be attached to digital in the application. The application and other documents shall be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.