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Five doctoral positions in Education/Educational work

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    6 februari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    20 mars

Om jobbet

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.The Department of Education and Special Education (IPS) is one of four departments in the Faculty of Educational Sciences. Key areas of interest in the department include education and societal relations, educational systems, school development and leadership, adult education, inclusion, learning, language and assessment, and grading issues. A significant part of the department's undergraduate education takes place within various teacher programs, but we also offer education at bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels within our educational areas: education as a science, work life education, educational leadership, communication, school development, didactics, and teaching.


Job assignments   
The successful applicant will get a four-year employment as doctoral candidate and engage in doctoral studies at the Department of Education and Special Education. Guided by the supervisors, the doctoral candidate will formulate and accomplish a doctoral thesis (155 higher education credit points) and take courses at doctoral level (85 higher education credit points) in accordance with both a general and an individual study plan. During the doctoral period, the dissertation will be presented and discussed in seminars with invited discussants on at least three occasions. The doctoral student will be a member of a research environment at the Department. The department encourages and supports the dissemination of the dissertation at national and international conferences.


Doctoral education comprises four years of full-time study that leads to a doctoral degree. As part of the employment, you may do departmental duties for to up to 20 % of full-time employment, which can be distributed throughout your study period. Departmental duties usually consist of teaching at undergraduate and advanced levels. They may also be research assistant or administrative work. The doctoral employment can thus be extended depending on the amount of time a doctoral candidate involves in the departmental duties.


To be eligible for admittance to doctoral studies in the research field of special education,

conditions for both basic eligibility and special eligibility must be met. In addition, the applicant should be able to show that he/she has the necessary ability to complete the education.


The general eligibility requirements for doctoral studies in Education sciences are:

having completed a degree at Master level, or the fulfilment of course requirements with a total of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at Master level, or the acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.


The specific entry requirements for the subject Education, according to the general syllabus, are:

At least 90 higher education credits in Education, of which at least 30 credits must be completed in the main field of study including an independent project of 15 credits. Anyone who in any other way within or outside the country has acquired equivalent knowledge is also eligible.


For special eligibility in the subject of Educational work, one of the following alternatives is required:

A) Teacher education at the advanced level, alternatively teacher education and an independent work (thesis) comprising at least 15 higher education credits at the advanced level.


B) At least 90 higher education credits, with a focus on educational professional activities or focus on child and youth activities, or equivalent, of which at least 30 higher education credits are at the advanced level, including an independent work (thesis) comprising at least 15 higher education credits.


Eligibility is also given to those who in some other way within or outside the country are deemed to have acquired equivalent knowledge


Assessment criteria    
Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will, according to the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7, be evaluated by experts and based on the evaluations of the subject's relevance to the department and of the applicant's ability to assimilate the doctoral program, a selection will be made by the admission committee.


Once admitted to doctoral studies, you will be employed as a doctoral candidate at the University of Gothenburg. The first appointment as a doctoral candidate may be for a maximum of one year, and the employment can then be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time. A doctoral student may be employed for a maximum of eight years, but the total period of employment may not be longer than the equivalent of full-time employment for four years.


The provisions for employment as a doctoral student can be found in ordinance SFS 1993:100.


Form of employment: Temporary employment, corresponding to 4 years of full-time studies

Scope: 100%

Placement: Division of Special Education, Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg

Access: 1st of September 2024 or by agreement.

Record number: PAR 2024/144



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Applications must be received by: 2024-03-20  


The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.


The University applies a local agreement on salaries for doctoral students.

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