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Doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies

24.01.2019 12:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Södertörn University (Sweden)

Deadline: February 18, 2019

One doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies within the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS) (Ref no AP-2019/52)

Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University is one of Sweden’s leading environments for media research and education. It engages with the contemporary media landscape, and is founded on a historically informed understanding in which digital communication technologies and their contexts are related to their predecessors. The research environment currently comprises around 20 researchers/lecturers, including four full professors, eight associate professors (docents), and three doctoral students. All the doctoral students have an international profile, and English is the working language for the doctoral degree programme. For more information, please click here (English version) or see (Swedish version).

General Syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Media and Communication Studies (English version) or Swedish version.

Critical and Cultural Theory is an interdisciplinary research environment with seven subjects in the humanities. Research focuses on critically motivated studies of cultural artefacts and human practices. For more information, please click here.

The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is 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.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirements are

1. a second-cycle qualification,

2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or

3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The specific entry requirements are fulfilled by an applicant who has passed courses worth at least 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits, or who has acquired the equivalent knowledge abroad or through a previous qualification. The ability to assimilate academic material in English and a command of the language necessary for work on the thesis are prerequisites for admission to the degree programme.

Admission and employment

This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Culture and Education at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent 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). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave. Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Date of employment: 1 September 2019

Information about entry requirements, admission regulations and third-cycle education at Södertörn University (English version) or Swedish version.

Further information

Stina Bengtsson, Director of Studies, Media and Communication Studies (third cycle),, +46 (0)8 608 4359

Marta Edling, Chairperson, Critical and Cultural Theory,, +46 (0)8 608 5141

Anne Kaun, Director of Studies, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS),, +46 (0)8 608 4791

Lena Casado, Human Resources Officer, School of Culture and Education,, +46 (0)8 608 4447

Application procedure

Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link "ansök" (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

Your application may be written in English or Swedish and must include:

- an application letter

- curriculum vitae

- degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position

- Bachelor’s essay and dissertation at second-cycle level (if applicable) in the field in accordance with the entry requirements

- a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Critical and Cultural Theory and studies of the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe must be clear

- two references, with contact details.

If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please note that one copy of everything submitted in association with your application will be kept on file at Södertörn University for two years after the post has been filled, in accordance with a directive from the Swedish National Archives.

Application deadline: February 18, 2019 at 23:59 (CET)



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