Doctoral student in History
Doctoral student in history, within the research project "Ukranian Long-Distance Nationalism in the Cold War"
Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have some 700 employees and around 4000 students.
The Department of History is one of the eight departments within the Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology. It is a large department consisting of three divisions: the Division of history, the Division of human rights and the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies. Around 70 teachers and researchers work at the department. They undertake teaching within the BA programmes in history and human rights, the masters programme in history and the international masters programmes in human rights and Asian studies. The department also has a large post-graduate programme with Ph.D. students in history and human rights, as well as a research school in history.
The doctoral position has focus on the writing and use of history in East and Central Europe, with a specific focus on contemporary history. The announced position is part of a research project on memory, migration, and use of history, that is funded by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Doctoral education. Departmental work can be assigned.
Admission requirements for doctoral studies in history are specified in the general syllabus, available at https://www.ht.lu.se/en/education/phd-studies/general-syllabi/
Note that reading ability in Swedish or another scandinavian language is a requirement for doctoral studies in history.
For this doctoral position, knowledge of German and/or east or Central European languages is regarded particularly qualifying.
The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants’ ability to benefit from third cycle studies. This is assessed from the criteria quality, quantity, progression and relevance.
The application must include:
- records of first- and second-cycle studies (Ladok transcript or other transcript of courses and grades)
- first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects
- a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications
- scholarly journal articles, reports or papers of relevance for the subject
- where applicable, documented skills in a language of relevance for the research studies
- project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references)
Please note that you need to upload all documents (theses/degree projects, articles, project plan etc.) with your application, in the pdf-format.
Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.
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