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PhD positions in Political Science

December 13, 2022

The Department of Government at Uppsala University is looking for at least two PhD students. Apply before 3 Februaury!

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This job opportunity is posted by Uppsala University.

The Department of Government at Uppsala University is looking for at least two PhD students. One of the PhD positions is open, while the other is linked to the projects Courts as guarantors for an individualized and need based eldercare? and Local self-government, professionalism and court defiance in Swedish eldercare. The aim of the projects is to increase knowledge about the role of courts in the governance of welfare services, and about how the right to appeal official decisions affects the conditions for democratic and professional decision making.


3 February 2023.


The employment is a full-time temporary position in Uppsala. Starting date 1 September or as agreed. Please note that excellent knowledge of Swedish is required.

Main responsibilities

Employed doctoral students must primarily devote their time to their own degree work and dissertation research. Other departmental duties may also be included in the position, such as teaching or administrative tasks (no more than 20%). The duration of employment will be extended for a period corresponding to the time spent on departmental work.

About the department of Government

The Department of Government at Uppsala University provides a vibrant and internationally successful research environment. With approximately 60 faculty members and 40 PhD-students, we are recognized as one of the leading political science departments in the Nordic region.

The department’s faculty consists of researchers covering all the major fields of political science. Our shared objective is to analyse the conditions for political power and the prerequisites for well functioning democratic institutions. Members of our faculty are frequently turned to by the media for expert analysis, asked to serve in public commissions, and engage in the wider society in a variety of ways. A degree from the Department of Government is a valuable commodity and many of our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in leading public and private sector positions.