The Phd Scholarships position is tied to a research project on the social integration of highly skilled refugees in Sweden, funded by Forte (2019-01220). The research project, led by Micheline van Riemsdijk, studies refugees who participate in “fast-track” programs that provide mentoring, upskilling and work experience. The project focuses on the workplace experiences of highly skilled refugees and their employers, and the national and local-level policies and initiatives that govern the integration process. These issues will be investigated using interviews, observations, job shadowing, and critical discourse analysis. The research will produce evidence-based recommendations for the inclusion of under-represented groups in the labor market.
The PhD program is designed as four years of full-time studies. There are two main components of the program: course work (60 credits) and work in connection with the PhD dissertation, including seminars, theoretical work, data collection of different kinds, problem analysis, thesis authorship and supervision by highly qualified researchers (180 credits). PhD scholars are provided with their own workplace, computer, and some research expenses, and have access to excellent research resources and libraries. Doctoral students may be asked to allocate up to 20% of their time to tasks in the department (consisting of administrative and teaching duties).
To be eligible for PhD Scholarships (candidate) position, an applicant must:
- Have completed a Master’s degree, equivalent to 240 Swedish university credits (including at least 60 credits at an advanced level) from a recognised university or third level institution
- Specific entry requirements for admission to postgraduate studies in Human Geography are the completion of an equivalent to 90 Swedish university credits in Human Geography, or other academic qualifications assessed by the recruitment committee to be of an equivalent level
- Excellent proficiency in Swedish and English (oral and written) is required for the position
To apply for PhD Scholarships position in Department of Social and Economic Geography, an applicant must submit following documents with application:
- A completed application form (available at http://uadm.uu.se/digitalAssets/81/81624_ansokan_forskarniva_eng.pdf )
- A cover letter that briefly introduces yourself, explains why you are interested in the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University, and how you will contribute to the Forte-funded project
- Curriculum Vitae/Résumé (including your education and previous work experience)
- A short description (2-3 pages) of your research interests and plans, closely aligned with the Forte-funded project
- Certified transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date, including information on courses taken and grades received.
- At least one example of written (academic) work in English, and one in Swedish (e.g. a thesis or seminar paper)
- A description of qualitative methods that you have used in academic research
- Contact information for two academic references