Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskaplig fakultet
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The Department of Political Science is recruiting a doctoral student in
political science with a focus on Transformation, Riskification and
Geopolitics in the Arctic . Starting date September 1, 2022 by agreement.
The aim of this doctoral project is to contribute with new empirical insights
into political drivers in the development of the Arctic and to increase our
contextual understanding by way of international concepts facilitating cross-
disciplinary dialogue. The climate crisis and increasing competition over
natural resources and security solutions challenge established forms of
cooperation in the region and by extension the global goals of sustainability,
for example as these are expressed Agenda 2030. The Arctic lacks an obvious
center of gravity while the effects of transformation are unevenly
distributed. Actors calculate risk under the influence of different
geopolitical connotations. Who among the many actors involved have the power
to influence Arctic transformation? Is it conceivable to arrive at a
sustainable agenda, not broken by groups of optimists, skeptics and deniers?
As a doctoral student, you will be part of an interdisciplinary context with
affiliation to both your own department and the Arctic graduate school with a
focus on sustainable development.
Here you can read more about the Arctic graduate school at Arcum (link).
A position as a doctoral student in the doctoral program amounts to four years
of full-time studies (240 higher education credits). A Ph.D. student can
also participate in teaching or other departmental activities up to 20% of the
time. In such cases, the employment is extended corresponding to this time, at
most by a year.
Further information about the department's doctoral education in political
science, which is based on the general study plan, is available at:
https: // www. umu.se/en/department-of-political-science/education/doctoral-
The student will work in Umeå and the teaching takes place on the campus area.
Active participation in the department's activities and involvement in the
activities is expected.
To possess basic eligibility, the applicant should hold an advanced degree,
have completed studies equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of
at least 60 credits at an advanced level and at least 90 credits within
Political Science. Persons who in some other manner, in Sweden or abroad, have
acquired skills that are equivalent to this requirement can ask to be
Your competence is assessed on the basis of suitability for the doctoral
The selection of eligible applicants will be based on:
• ability to assimilate the education
• previous academic study results
• the quality of the submitted research plan, in relation to the focus of the
advertised doctoral position
The following assessment criteria are considered, examining the ability to
assimilate the education:
• analytical ability
• communicative ability, written and oral
• critical ability
• performance within given time frames
Applicants must be proficient in both oral and written communication in
You apply via our recruitment system Varbi.
A complete application must include:
A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, scientific interests and
motives for applying (max two pages)
Research proposal of 3-5 pages with a discussion of possible problems,
purpose, theory and empirical data
CV / curriculum vitae
Copies of grades and diplomas at least one (but not more than three)
Essays / degree projects (C- and master's / master's thesis), written in
English or Swedish
Contact information for one or more reference persons, alternatively two
Any other merits of relevance for the position
Umeå University will offer a salary according to the current salary order for
doctoral studies. The entry level is currently 29 000 SEK per month. According
to the Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 12, Section 2), the decision on
employment cannot be appealed.
About the Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Umeå University has about 70 employees.
The department conducts undergraduate education and research in political
science and peace and conflict studies. For more information, see
https: // www. umu.se/en/department-of-political-science/.
Formalities for the application are stated in this advertisement, but any
questions can also be asked via e-mail Postgraduate programme coordinator
Torbjörn Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org or head of department Magnus
Blomgren at email@example.com. For more information about the project
please contact Professor Niklas Eklund, firstname.lastname@example.org, Professor
Camilla Sandström, email@example.com
We look forward to your application!
Umeå University strives to offer an equal environment where open dialogue
between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation
for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different
backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.
We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 sept eller enligt överenskommelse
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Västerbottens län
Reference number AN 2.2.1-772-22
Niklas Eklund, professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camilla Sandström, professor, email@example.com
Magnus Blomgren, prefekt, 090-7866171
Last application date 05.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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