PhD student in Psychology

Stockholm (SE)
02 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

PhD students in Psychology (2)  at the Department of Psychology.

Ref. No. SU FV-0594-17 

Closing date: 1 April 2017.

The Department of Psychology is a large and creative workplace with education in psychology at all levels, from the first to the third cycle. Over 1,000 students take part in our various courses and programmes, including the psychologist programme, the psychotherapist programme, specialist education, master’s programmes, a PhD programme and more. The Stockholm University Psychology Clinic is our own psychotherapy reception with different specializations. We also host successful research in a variety of fields, and our researchers belong to one of our six research divisions.

Project description
We are announcing at least two PhD student positions in psychology within an unspecified subject (i.e., open position).

This position may be appointed within any research area in psychology, presuming the availability of appropriate supervisors from our faculty (for further information, please see the list of supervisors and the Department’s research divisions). Appointment to this position presupposes that the highest ranked application is judged to be also of high quality.

Applicants may submit only one application for the position within an unspecified subject. However, applicants may also submit a research proposal intended for a position within a specified subject (advertised separately). Applicants who submit two research proposals will only be considered simultaneously for the position within an unspecified subject if the two proposals are substantially different from one another with respect to theory, method and/or research area. Applicants should also specify how the two research proposals differ.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of psychology stipulates that applicants must have completed at least 90 first-cycle or second-cycle higher education credits in psychology, have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere. Those studies should include a thesis corresponding to a minimum of 15 credits.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training.

A review committee will assess the candidate’s ability to successfully complete the PhD program. Criteria used in the review process are the candidate’s research plan, which should be included in the application, a previous paper/publication and other relevant educational and professional merits.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: Rules & Regulations.

Terms of employment
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

For further information about the application please contact the administrator for the PhD program Monika Karlsson, telephone: +46 8 16 38 64,

For general information about the Department of Psychology or the PhD program, please contact the Director of studies for the PhD program Fredrik Jönsson, telephone: +46 8 16 38 76,

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), (SEKO), and PhD student representative,​​.

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please see the webpage of the Department of Psychology for additional information and guidelines for the application. (Link to Swedish language version.)

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 01/04/2017
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