PhD position in Gender Studies with an orientation towards WASH, Animals and Development at Uppsala University, Sweden: APPLY NOW

Deadline: 01 September 2023

PhD student in Gender Studies with an orientation towards WASH, Animals and Development

The Centre for Gender Research opens a position as PhD in Gender Studies, in collaboration with SWEDESD. The project will be based at the Centre for Gender Research. The doctoral candidate will conduct their project in collaboration with SWEDESD as part of ongoing research within the WASH sector (Unicef WASH). The project will primarily use qualitative methods to examine the intersection of gender, global health and sanitation, and animal caretaking practices. This responds to the need to better understand transmission pathways related to childhood diarrhea, and how to intervene in more gender-responsive and effective ways. Findings are expected to contribute to conceptual development and/or transforming how gender and development interventions are implemented.

We welcome applications with PhD project proposals that are critically informed by gender studies, and animal studies and/or development studies and directed towards issues such as: agriculture, water and sanitation; animal caretaking practices and human health; animals and urban water provision. The orientation of the thesis project pursued by the PhD candidate must be situated within the field of Gender Studies. Fieldwork is likely to be conducted in a country in Africa, this should be reflected in the project proposal.

The PhD program spans four years of full-time work, and is financed with a salaried position as doctoral student. The PhD candidate is expected to work full time in the program, and contribute actively to the Centre’s and the PhD program’s activities and milieu as well as engage with activities at SWEDESD. Additional service at the Centre for Gender Research, in administration and/or education, may apply (max 20%) which then prolongs the duration of the PhD program with the corresponding time.

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To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

For special eligibility the applicant must have a Gender Studies education at basic level and/or advanced level. Those who acquired their education within or outside the country in other subjects with a Gender Studies orientation/relevance also have special eligibility. The applicant must be proficient and have documented skills in English.

Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Gender Studies at the Undergraduate or Masters level and/or a degree relevant to the research topic, for example in global health; development studies; human geography. For candidates with an equivalent education in other subjects, preference will be given to with a gender studies orientation. Documented experience of qualitative methods is desirable.

Your application should be written in English. It should contain the following:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • copies of degree certificate(s) and grades
  • Master’s thesis
  • any previous publications.

The application should also contain a personal letter (max 2 pages) where you describe:

a) the reason(s) why you want to pursue a PhD in gender studies within the orientation specified

b) any previous research experiences

Furthermore, the application must include:

  • A brief project outline (max 5 pages, including bibliography) for the thesis project you wish to pursue as a PhD candidate. The project plan must reflect familiarity with the field of gender research, be based on research questions and perspectives of high relevance to gender studies, and be written to the orientation of this call. Outlines should detail theoretical framework, methods and research questions of high relevance to these fields.
  • Contact information for at least two references, preferably academic.  

Interviews and work samples will be part of the selection process.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

PhD training in Gender Studies is described in the general study plan for the PhD program

PhD in Gender Studies

PhD Studies at Uppsala University

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2024-02-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For questions about the PhD programmeplease contact the Director of PhD Studies, Professor Gabriele Griffin, gabriele.griffin@gender.uu.se; 

For further information about the centre please contact: The Director of the Centre for Gender Research, Professor Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Email: helena.henriksson@gender.uu.se, tel: 018-4717298.

Please submit your application by 1st of September 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2728.

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Type of employmentTemporary position
Contract typeFull time
SalaryFixed salary
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent100 %
CountyUppsala län
Reference numberUFV-PA 2023/2728
Union representativeST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.seSeko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.seSaco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Last application date01.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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