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Linnaeus University is located in Växjö and Kalmar in the southern Swedish region of Småland. The university has 2 100 employees and more than 44 000 students and offers over 200 degree programmes and 1 500 freestanding courses. Research at Linnaeus University is of high quality, nationally as well as internationally, not least at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, where research in intermedial and multimodal studies, digital humanities, environmental humanities, global humanities, colonial and postcolonial studies, young adult fiction, and popular culture is prominent.
The Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS) is a world-leading interdisciplinary research centre studying relations and interactions between media. IMS is part of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Linnaeus University in Växjö.
IMS and the Department of Music and Art are now inviting applications for a salaried PhD position in musicology, as part of the graduate school The Future of Democracy: Cultural Analyses of Illiberal Populism in Times of Crises (FUDEM), which is financed by the Swedish Research Council.
Subject area for the position
Location until further notice
Linnaeus University is based in two cities – Växjö and Kalmar. The graduate school is based in Växjö, but as a doctoral student, you will be expected to participate in activities in both locations.
Term and hours
The position is a 48-month fixed-term full-time employment.
Employment as a doctoral student is limited according to Chapter 5, Section 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The total employment period may not exceed the equivalent of full-time doctoral studies for four years. However, besides their own studies, someone employed as a doctoral student may, to a limited extent, work with education, (artistic) research, and administration, in which case the period of employment will be extended proportionally. Such work may not exceed 20 per cent of full-time work.
The current (1 January 2023) starting salary for a doctoral student position is SEK 29 450 per month (subject to tax).
For more information about employment and working conditions at Linnaeus University, see our website.
As agreed upon, but no later than January 1, 2024.
Job description and context of the position
As a doctoral student, you will be part of the Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS) and the new graduate school The Future of Democracy: Cultural Analyses of Illiberal Populism in Times of Crises (FUDEM). FUDEM is a collaboration between six universities: Linnaeus University, Linköping University, Lund University, Södertörn University, University of Gothenburg, and Uppsala University.
To read the job description and information about the context of the position, please visit Linnaeus University’s job page.
For more information about eligbility, please visit Linnaeus University’s job page.
The application should be written in English and include the following:
• a cover letter explaining why you are applying for the position (max two pages)
• your CV (max five pages)
• attested copies of transcript(s) of records supporting your eligibility for the position, including proof of proficiency in English for non-native speakers
• a research plan (max 10 000 characters excl. references), including aim, theory, research questions, method, time plan, and an account of how your project fits in with FUDEM and, if applicable, with one of the research clusters (i.e., IMS Green, IMS News, IMS Memory, or IMS Literacy)
• a copy of your master’s thesis, or the equivalent
• names and contact information for up to three referees.
For more information about the application procedure and to apply, please visit Linnaeus University’s job page.
The application deadline is Augusti 31, 2023. Interviews with selected candidates are scheduled to commence in June 2023.
The selection of candidates will be made based on an assessment of the applicants’ ability to benefit from doctoral education. The assessment will be based on the following criteria:
• the relevance, originality, and feasibility of the research plan in relation to the field of intermediality and illiberal populism (for further details, see the FUDEM webpage)
• the applicant’s academic qualifications, especially as regards the quality and relevance of the master’s thesis (or the equivalent)
• other relevant qualifications and references.
Martin Knust – FUDEM board member in Växjö, member of IMS, and associate professor of musicology
Eva Kjellander Hellqvist – Head of the Department of Music and Art
Sandra Kron – HR partner at the Department of Music and Art