Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading
expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through
innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our
location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our
scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close
collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public
actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual
turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. Today, we have 1,770 staff and 17,200 students.
In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects
in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and
globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these
cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they
entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the
skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable
companies and societies of the future.
We are looking for one or more PhD students in Economics. As a PhD student
within the Economics unit you will be part of the research environment of the
Social Sciences Division, which has some 50 employees. You will be placed in
the Economics unit, which has around 15 employees.
Research at the Social Sciences Division is oriented towards social science
aspects of natural resource, environmental and energy issues. Research at the
Division is carried out in intra-disciplinary as well as in multidisciplinary
projects where economists collaborate with the other disciplines in the
Division, as well as with other researchers within the university and
elsewhere. We strive for a clear international orientation in our research.
Economics concerns the study of how society can be organised to make
efficient use of scarce resources. Research focuses on the economics of
natural resources, energy and the environment. It applies microeconomic
theories to study the behaviour of energy and raw material markets as well as
how these markets are influenced by public policy.
As a PhD student, you are expected to be part of the research environment at
the Division. This means gaining practical research experience by publishing
scientific papers in journals and presenting at national and international
conferences, and conducting research within one or several of the projects
carried out in the Division. You will also take PhD courses, some of which
will be directly connected to the Research School. You may also have the
opportunity of trying the teacher role. An individual study plan will be set
up for your PhD and will be followed up at the end of each semester.
You will be based in Luleå, but your PhD studies will also entail taking
courses elsewhere. You will also need to travel for research and conferences.
These academic ventures will help you develop valuable contacts both within
Sweden and internationally. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to
influence Departmental, Divisional, and unit activities, and we therefore
value people with initiative and drive.
A PhD student's work is problem oriented. You will develop your skills in
identifying, delimiting, formulating and addressing economic problems. You
will also develop your skills in working on theoretical and analytical issues.
For eligibility as a PhD student in Economics, you will need a master's or
other advanced degree in Economics, as well as good skills in oral and written
communication in English.
Selection and ranking among applicants will consider each student's ability
to complete research studies. Applicants will be assessed not only according
to their qualifications in respect of the depth and breadth of their previous
studies, but also as regards their critical and analytical abilities in terms
of scientific output, such as their thesis work from undergraduate and
advanced levels and, where applicable, other scientific output.
As part of your application you should submit your thesis/dissertation from
your advanced studies. The scientific and linguistic qualities of the
thesis/dissertation will be an additional assessment criterion.
Apart from the above, the following criteria will be used to assess candidates
for the positions:
- Good methodological skills, especially in environmental and natural
- Good collaborative skills, and
- Interest in, and ability in respect of, cooperating across disciplinary
For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for
the Board of the faculty of humanities and social sciences
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other
department duties may be added with max 20%. Salary is paid in accordance with
current agreements. We look positively on you being able to get started as
soon as possible.
For further information about the position, please contact Jesper Stage,
Professor and Chair of the Economics group, + 46 920 493445,
firstname.lastname@example.org or Jerry Blomberg, Head of the Social Sciences Division,
+ 46 920 492335, email@example.com.
Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, (+46)920-49 1529
firstname.lastname@example.org, (+46)920-49 or OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792
Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity
that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University's
core values are based on respect, trust, openness and responsibility.
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of
this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below.
Along with submitting your research proposal, a CV, suggested references,
sample(s) of your work and certified copies of your academic certificates,
you should include a personal letter motivating your interest in PhD studies.
Your application and your academic diploma must be written in Swedish or
English. Mark your application with the reference number below.
Reference number: 95-2022
Last day of application: February 28, 2022