Two doctoral studentships in Sociology

February 17, 2020

As a doctoral student in Sociology at Södertörn University, your primary workplace will be the Sociology Department at the School of Social Sciences. Here, research is conducted within the following sub-fields of sociology: political sociology (social movements, civil society, etc.); social stratification (ethnicity, class, gender, etc.); sociological criminology (surveillance, violence, etc.); sociology of organisation; urban sociology; sociology of education; sociology of migration, sociology of health and illness; social welfare and the labour market. As a doctoral student in Sociology, you will be affiliated with a research area called Politics, Economy and the Organisation of Society (PESO), and with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), which is part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University.

Your doctoral research must in some way be concerned with the countries of the Baltic Sea region and/or Eastern Europe (the post-communist countries of Europe). For a list of the countries included in these two regions, see below. Theses with a comparative approach must include at least one country in the above-mentioned regions but may also include other countries. A thesis cannot only concern Sweden and Swedish society.

This doctoral position in Sociology includes both admission to third-cycle education, i.e. doctoral studies, and employment on a doctoral studentship. The intended outcome is a doctoral thesis. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. During this period, the position is fully funded. The position may entail other departmental duties within education, research and/or administration, but these may be equivalent to no more than 20 % of full-time.

The application deadline is 17 February 2020.

For more information about the two doctoral studentships in Sociology:

Countries included in the two regions:
- The Baltic Sea region: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Sweden. 
- Eastern Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Welcome with your application!