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[ecrea] PhD students in Journalism (2) at Stockholm University

Sun Apr 03 20:30:01 GMT 2016

PhD students in Journalism (2) at the Department of Media Studies

Ref. No. SU FV-0547-16
Application Deadline: 15 April 2016.

With roughly 100 employees (of which 31 are PhD students) and 900
full-time students, the Department of Media Studies is one of the larger
departments within the Faculty of Humanities. The department has four
undergraduate and graduate subject areas: Film Studies, Journalism,
Media & Communication Studies and Fashion Studies. These are divided
into three divisions: Film, Journalism, Media & Communications (JMK) and
Fashion. For more information about areas of research see

One of the doctoral positions will be linked to the ”Global Media
Studies and the Politics of Mediated Communication” research environment
(see description below). Applicants who wish to be considered in
relation to this environment should indicate their interest in their
personal letters.

Project description
In 2014, JMK was designated by the Faculty of Humanities at Stockholm
University as a leading research environment within the area of ”Global
Media Studies and the Politics of Mediated Communication.” The area is
interdisciplinary, and a variety of theoretical perspectives are
combined with methodological innovation. A primary area of interest is
contemporary flows of, for example, citizens and media (at the local and
global levels). In addition to political and cultural analyses of the
globalization of media and transnational media institutions, research on
cosmopolitanism, war and conflict, identity and politics, global “media
events,” media witnessing, cultural diversity and media consumption are
represented within the area. Another area of research that for which JMK
is known is that of the social role of the news media – particularly in
relation to class, gender, ethnicity and age. These research projects
include studies of/on power relations, the practice of news reporting,
identity and social movements, political extremism, political
communication, journalism and PR, gender and diversity in news, and the
role of the media in both historical and contemporary conflict.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have
completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at
least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the
second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden
or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus
for doctoral studies in the field of journalism stipulates that
applicants must have received a passing grade on course work of at least
30 higher education credits from the second cycle in journalism,
including a degree project of at least 15 credits. The entry
requirements can also be met by students who have acquired equivalent
knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle
programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The primary
assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the
capacity to benefit from the training.

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their
capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be
used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a
relevant field of research, written and oral proficiency in both Swedish
and English, the capacity for analytical thinking, the ability to
collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. The
assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality
of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and
the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position.

Local admission regulations for doctoral studies in journalism and
syllabus are available at:  -forskarnivå.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are
available at:

Terms of employment
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment
may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total
period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of
full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own
education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration
corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination
and with equal opportunities for all.

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Ester Pollack,
telephone: +46 8 16 30 29, (ester.pollack /at/

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor
Christian Christensen, telephone: +46 8 16 44 26,
(christian.christensen /at/

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST),
telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), telephone:
+46 70 316 43 41, and PhD student representative: (fredrik.c.l /at/

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by
clicking the "Apply" button. It is the responsibility of the applicant
to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the
instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before
the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

     Your contact details and personal data
     Your highest degree
     Your language skills
     Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

     Cover letter
     CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a
list of degree projects/theses
     Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
     – why you are interested in the field/project described in the
     – why and how you wish to complete the project
     – what makes you suitable for the project in question
     Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general
and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
     Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
     Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at:

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 15/04/2016

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