Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of
Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from
teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and
motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit
many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research
activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!
The Department of Thematic Studies was the first in Sweden to offer an
academic setting for thematically organised, interdisciplinary, socially
relevant research. We combine strong research with undergraduate and
postgraduate programmes and courses, often in collaboration with actors
outside the university.
Read more at https: // liu.se/en/organisation/liu/tema
We are looking for a PhD student in Technology and Social Change
Your work assignments
The PhD student is expected to conduct critical research related to patient
involvement in care settings or in health care development. Particular focus
is on what patient involvement means in practice, for example, from patients'
of professionals' perspectives. Specific topics of study are open to be
formulated in dialogue between PhD student and supervisor.
The selected candidate will be expected to write scholarly articles in
English, alone and possibly together with other researchers. The selected
candidate will also be expected to take part in seminars at the Department of
Technology and Social Change and at the Centre for Medical Humanities and
As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and
the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include
teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.
Technology and Social Change is a nationally and internationally leading
environment for research and education in how people create and use
technology, and how technological change is interwoven with cultural patterns,
everyday life, politics, ethics and economy. Third cycle and first cycle
studies specialising in issues of technology and social change are carried out
at the department.
Located at the Department of Thematic Studies is also the Centre for Medical
Humanities and Bioethics (CMHB). CMHB is a LiU-centre that gathers research
colleagues from several departments at LiU. At CMHB medical humanities is
understood in a broad sense, including for example studies of questions that
arise at the intersection between the humanities, the social sciences,
clinical practice, and biomedicine. Read more at
https: // liu.se/en/research/centre-for-medical-humanities-and-bioethics
You have graduated at Master's level or completed courses with a minimum of
240 credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses. Alternatively,
you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way. Special
qualifications: 90 credits of your total credits should be in a subject of
central importance to the research area.
Relevant educational backgrounds for this position are sociology,
anthropology, science- and technology studies, political science, or related
Documented written and oral proficiency in English is required. Documented
skills in working with qualitative methods is also required. Documented skills
in engaging with social science questions in relation to the medical field is
of particular merit. Documented skills in working in interdisciplinary ways is
The application shall contain a letter of intent (that describes why the
applicant wants to become a PhD student), max 1 A4, and a research plan
(that describes a possible research project within areas relevant to the
position), max 3 A4.
Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral
studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is
The employment has a duration of four years' full-time equivalent. You will
initially be employed for a period of maximum one year. The employment will
subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending
on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to
a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental
duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special
Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally
negotiated salary progression.
More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your
application must be received at latest February 10th 2022.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be
In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English
translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence
Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative
place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality
We look forward to receiving your application!
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