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We are now looking for a doctoral student with the completion of a doctoral degree focusing on everyday travel and sustainable behaviour change.
At Karlstad University, 26 subjects offer third-cycle studies, and Psychology is one of them. The subject Psychology belongs to the Department of Social and Psychological Studies together with Gender Studies, Social Work, and Sociology. Research in Psychology focuses on a number of different areas, from clinical specialisations to the psychology of everyday life.
We are now announcing an employment as a doctoral student with the completion of a doctoral degree focusing on everyday travel and sustainable behaviour change. The dissertation project will develop new knowledge about motivation for sustainable behaviour change linked to everyday travel, and the role of experiences for overall evaluation and choices of means of transportation. The project includes validation of previously developed subjective measurement scales, as well as development and testing of new methods and interventions for sustainable behaviour change linked to everyday travel. We are looking for a PhD student who has the motivation to develop research in this area. The applicant shall submit a concise research plan for the proposed research area.
The doctoral studentship
The doctoral studentship involves four years of full-time study and leads up to a doctoral degree. Doctoral students work independently and are also expected to contribute to the work of the subject in different ways. The position may include 20% of other teaching-related, research-related, or administrative tasks at the department, in which case the studentship will be extended correspondingly. The doctoral student is expected to be based at Karlstad University and contribute actively to the research environment of the subject.
More information; https://www.kau.se/en/research/doctoral-studies
Eligibility and assessment
For admission to doctoral studies, applicants must meet the requirements of both general and specific eligibility and be assessed as generally capable of completing the study programme (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7)
General eligibility for admission requires a second-cycle qualification of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle level, or largely equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.
Specific eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in Psychology requires completed courses in the main field of study Psychology of at least 120 ECTS credits with progressive specialisation, or a completed Degree of Master of Science in Psychology or Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, or largely equivalent knowledge acquired otherwise in Sweden or abroad.
Admission is based on individual assessment of the applicant’s capacity to complete a programme at doctoral level successfully, for instance on the basis of previous independent degree projects, essays and other publications that demonstrate the applicant’s ability to conduct research independently, and other qualifications. Research experience and a completed degree as Psychologist are useful qualifications. In the assessment, special emphasis is placed on the demonstrated quantitative methodology and knowledge of and experience from experimental studies and intervention studies, as this is important for the completion of the project. A high proficiency in English is a requirement. Good knowledge of Swedish is a merit.
Special emphasis is placed on the research plan (no more than 2 pages) outlining the planned research area (proposal for theoretical framework, aim and research questions, and method).
Admission is based on individual assessment of the applicant’s capacity to complete a programme at doctoral level successfully.
Terms of employment
The doctoral studentship is a fixed-term position which comprises four years of full-time study, or five years at 80% if the position includes 20% of teaching or other tasks at the department. The salary for this doctoral studentship corresponds to the standard level of salary for doctoral students at Karlstad University.
The starting date is by agreement. The doctoral studentship is based in Karlstad. Employment is subject to pending decision.
Application should include well documented qualifications. Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications.
The application should include:
Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links to them). Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:
SE-651 88 KARLSTAD
Last day of application: 31 August, 2020.
State the ref. no: REK 2020/161.
We look forward to your application!
Information about admission, the application form, a general syllabus, rules and regulations, and other types of information can be found at https://www.kau.se/en
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|Titel||Doctoral studentship in Psychology|
|Job location||Universitetsgatan 2, 651 88 Karlstad|
|Gepubliceerd||juli 1, 2020|
|Sluitingsdatum||augustus 31, 2020|
|Vakgebieden||Neuropsychologie,   Sportpsychologie,   Abnormale psychologie,   Toegepaste psychologie,   Gedragswetenschappen,   Biologische psychologie,   Gemeenschapspsychologie,   Ontwikkelingspsychologie,   Differentiële psychologie,    and 17 more. Onderwijspsychologie,   Emotieleer,   Evolutionaire psychologie,   Experimentele psychologie,   Forensische psychologie,   Gezondheidspsychologie,   Intrapersoonlijke communicatie,   Juridische psychologie (psychologie en de wet),   Mediapsychologie,   Organisatiepsychologie,   Persoonlijkheidspsychologie,   Positieve psychologie,   Psychoanalyse,   Psychofysica,   Kwantitatieve psychologie,   Sociale psychologie,   Cognitieve psychologie  |