Södertörn University

One doctoral studentship in Sociology

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Södertörn University in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

As a doctoral student in Sociology, you will join a research environment that offers multidisciplinary perspectives and an advanced curriculum. Doctoral students are affiliated with a Social Science research area called Politics, Economy and the Organisation of Society (PESO), encompassing the disciplines of Business Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology. In addition, they are affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), which is part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University.
The primary workplace for doctoral students is the Sociology Department at the School of Social Sciences, where they are schooled in independent scholarly research. Here, research is conducted within the following sub-fields of sociology: political sociology (social movements, civil society, etc.); social stratification (ethnicity, class, gender, etc.); sociological criminology (surveillance, violence, etc.); sociology of organisation; urban sociology; sociology of education; sociology of migration, sociology of health and illness; social welfare and the labour market. While the discipline has a global analytical orientation, many of our projects focus specifically on the Baltic Sea region, Eastern Europe, the Nordic countries, and the European Union. Moreover, the Sociology Department and doctoral students are greatly involved in national and international sociology networks, as well as engaging in multidisciplinary cooperation through the Centre for the Study of Political Organisation and Reinvent – the Centre for City Dynamics at Södertörn University. For more information on Sociology at Södertörn University, read here.
Your doctoral research must have a geographical link to the Baltic Sea region and/or the post-communist part of Europe. Theses with a comparative approach must include at least one country in the above-mentioned regions, but may include other countries. A thesis may not solely relate to Sweden and Swedish society.

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Admission and employment
An application for a place on a third-cycle programme is also an application for employment on a doctoral studentship. Employment is for a maximum of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). The provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are stated in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7. Doctoral students will be employed by the School of Social Sciences at Södertörn University. The first date of employment is 1 September 2022.
Apostolis Papakostas, Professor of Sociology, email apostolis.papakostas@sh.se and tel. +46 (0)8 608 4263
Liudmila Voronova, Director of Studies PESO, email liudmila.voronova@sh.se and tel. +46 8 608 52 16
Ali Hajighasemi, Head of the School of Social Sciences, email ali.hajighasemi@sh.se and tel. +46 (0)8 608 4887
Ulrica Lindbäck, HR officer, email ulrica.lindback@sh.se and tel +46 (0)8 608 4442
The application deadline is 14 February 2022.

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