The Department of Human Geography at Lund University has announced 1-3 doctoral studentships. Applications from critical/radical geographers are very welcome!
Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University
The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg. The Department of Human Geography with about 55 employees, 400 full-time students and approximately 25 PhD students combines tradition with modern and highly internationalized research and education. For decades, the department has been very successful in the competition for external research funding. In addition to being embedded in numerous national and international research networks, the Department of Human geography has close ties with a broad spectrum of departments and faculties at Lund University. The key areas of research and teaching at the department are economic geography, development geography, urban, landscape and social geography, and GIS. The department has a Human Ecology Division (with a doctoral program of its own). The strong research orientation is reflected in education.
About the PhD programme
The doctoral candidate programme amounts to 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time study). It formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending his/her printed doctoral thesis. The holder of a doctoral position has a primary obligation to successfully fulfil the third cycle of education ending with a PhD degree.
The holder of a doctoral position is expected to participate actively in the research and teaching environment of the department and may have to perform departmental duties, above all teaching, amounting to about 20 per cent of full time.
The holder of the position should direct research to the fields of human geography, preferably connected to ongoing research activities at the department (for further information see: https://www.keg.lu.se/en/research).
Eligibility and requirements
To be eligible for third-cycle studies an applicant must
- Have been awarded a second-cycle degree
- Have completed studies the equivalent of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are at the second cycle level, or
- Have acquired comparable qualifications in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
In addition to the requirements described above the specific entry requirements for the PhD program in Human Geography is a Master’s degree in Human Geography, or other relevant discipline. The applicant must also have proficiency in spoken and written English corresponding to English B from Swedish upper secondary school.