1-2 PhD positions in library & information science @ Uppsala University

From Uppsala University website http://uu.se/jobb/detaljsida/?positionId=99705

Uppsala University hereby declares the following positions to be open for application One or two PhD student positions in Library and Information Science at the Department of Archival Science, Library and Information Science, Museology and Cultural Heritage Studies (ALM) with starting date September 1, 2016 at the earliest.

Education at the doctoral level consists of 4 years doctoral studentship (doktorandanställning). Doctoral students are expected to pursue their studies full-time and actively take part in the department’s activities. Departmental duties (typically teaching and administration) at a level of at most 20% can be included in the positions.

Doctoral education in Library and Information Science is regulated by the general study plan: abm.uu.se > Forskning > Utbildning på forskarnivå.

Qualifications required:  Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, Archival Science, Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies or a corresponding degree in a nearby field. 

For regulations, see Uppsala University’s guidelines for doctoral studies

Application: Applications should include 

  • short CV,
  • verified copy of the degree certificate for a relevant master’s degree (or equivalent) and a diploma supplement,
  • research plan (see below),
  • copies of written material (e.g. Master’s thesis) and other relevant documentation the applicant chooses to present as a support for his/her application.
  • Research plan: The research plan shall not exceed six pages and is expected to contain a tentative heading, aim and problem statement, present the subject area and focus of the research, presentation of material, theoretical frameworks and methods to be applied, overview of earlier research (including possible on-going studies), and a preliminary timetable for the 4 years period. 

Selection: The selection will be based on candidate’s ability to profit by the education. A considerable emphasis will be placed on the submitted research plans.

For further information please contact Head of the Department Ulrika Kjellman ulrika.kjellman@abm.uu.se, +46 18 471 3386; Director of Postgraduate studies Isto Huvila, isto.huvila@abm.uu.se, +46 18 471 34 20; or Faculty Director of Studies Anna Sofia Hedberg, anna_sofia.hedberg@uadm.uu.se +46 18 471 6982. Trade union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco-rådet, +46 18 471 5380, Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST, + 46 18 471 1997 och Stefan Djurström, Seko, +46 18 471 3315. 

You are welcome to submit your application no later than May 20, 2016, UFV-PA 2016/1074. NOTE! There is a possibility to provide supplementary material to the applications until June 10, 2016 for the students who complete their undergraduate studies in the spring semester 2016 and need to complement their applications with their master’s thesis.

Check the official version of the announcement http://uu.se/jobb/detaljsida/?positionId=99705

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