Deadline: 2015-03-31
Level Of Study: PhD

1-2 Ph.D. positions in History of Science and Ideas

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication makes Uppsala University one of Swedens most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 41.000 students, 6,500 employees and a turnover of SEK 5,900 million.

The Department of History of Science and Ideas is internationally recognized for its research in history of science, history of medicine, intellectual history, educational history, cultural history and history of the media. We are searching for students with a master degree and historical research interests of relevance for any of these areas. In the review of applications, the quality of the master thesis is of overall importance but also the quality of the research plan is of significance. We appreciate applicants with an exam from and/or experience of universities outside of Sweden. For further information:

Research proposals in any of the fields mentioned above are most welcome.  Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time and are expected to participate actively in departmental activities such as seminars, workshops, etc. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments at the most 20% of full time. The working language in the Department is Swedish, but research can be conducted in either English or Swedish. Basic reading understanding and oral knowledge of Swedish is expected within two years. The positions are available from 2015-09-01.

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Once accepted as PhD-student you will hold a doktorandanstallning for 4 years full-time where the starting salary currently is 24 400 sek/month. The position is a proper employment the holder of which qualifies for the standard Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave.

Please note that admission for the PhD at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master Degree in the Humanities or Sciences or equivalent at the time of application is a prerequisite for a successful application.

Local guidelines (in Swedish) and more information about the studies can be found on and

Your application should include (a) a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date; (b) a statement (of no more than 3000 words) outlining your proposed research;  (c) a copy of your MA thesis; and (d) the name and address (including e-mail address) of two referees that are familiar with your work. Deadline for submitting an application is March 31st, 2015. 

For further information contact Head of Department Torbjorn Gustafsson Chorell +46-18-4717677, e-mail: or Director of graduate studies Professor Sven Widmalm +46-18-4711581, e-mail:

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 31st March 2015, UFV-PA 2015/132

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