PhD student in Gender Studies (Linköping university)

Deadline: 31/01/2019

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees due to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Thematic Studies was the first in Sweden to offer an academic setting for thematically organised, interdisciplinary, socially relevant research. We combine strong research with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses, often in collaboration with actors outside the university. Our point of departure is a critical, reflective approach, and we seek to develop new ways of understanding established social phenomena, in order to benefit both scientific and social development. Read more at


Hereby advertises a position as PhD student in Gender Studies formally based at Linköping university


As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

This position will be placed in the field of gender studies in an interdisciplinary research environment. The successful candidate will be expected to work with non-Eurocentric, feminist perspectives on issues of knowledge production, pedagogies, and learning. This can be done by focusing on gender, sexuality, corporality, race, migrations, decoloniality and indigeneity, or a combination of these. Possible empirical fields of study include an analysis of pedagogical models of teaching and learning from feminist, non-occidental position, an analysis of museums or universities as arenas for knowledge production and -distribution, or studies of knowledge production outside of the traditional institutions, such as artistic, social and cultural movements.

The successful applicant will be expected to be able to collaborate well and be a creative and constructive co-worker in an interdisciplinary research environment. The position requires high level writing and speaking skills in English.


Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

To be admitted to graduate studies, the applicant needs to have an advanced degree, have completed a minimum of 240 ECTS, of which at least 60 ECTS are on the advanced level. Furthermore, to be admitted to graduate studies in Gender Studies, the requirement is that at least 90 of the credits are in a subject matter related to that area, including knowledge in gender studies at a minimum of 45 credits.

Documented knowledge within the field of gender studies is a requirement for the position. An education relating to decolonial perspectives on knowledge production, feminist pedagogies, indigenous- and land based knowledge systems, and non-Western cognitive philosophies, or a combination of these, is considered a merit for the position.

Upon application, applicants are expected to present a preliminary research proposal for a PdD thesis project.

Appointment time

The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date

By agreement


The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives

For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest January 31th 2019.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

In the event of discrepancy between the English translation of the jobannouncement ant the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall take precedent.

Equal opportunities

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Madina Tlostanova


+46 13 28 17 63

Margareta Grahn

Head of unit

+46 13 28 44 02

Carin Ennergård

Senior coordinator/HR-partner

+46 13 28 21 14

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