Doctoral student in pedagogy focussed on didactics in the subject of Swedish

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Mittuniversitetet, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Education

Mid Sweden University is a place where people meet, find inspiration and think innovatively. Our campuses are situated in Sundsvall and Östersund, and we offer a wide range of courses and education, both on-campus and distance education. Our good relations with society ensure well-supported research and education, not least in the region.

Faculty of Human Sciences

The Department of Education is located at Campus Sundsvall. Most of the department’s activities revolve around the programmes in Teacher Education, which include Child and Youth Education, and the education of primary and secondary school teachers

At the Department of Education international, national and regional collaboration is conducted in research within teacher education. We are searching for three doctoral students who have a clear interest in conducting research within one of the main areas below, with a clear connection to the problem formulation within the educational area, primarily the school forms pre-school, after-school centre, F-3 or 4-6.

We are searching for a doctoral student of pedagogy interested in conducting research with a focus on didactics in the subject of Swedish (the linguistic part of the subject of Swedish). The research should be focussed on the field of reading and writing at an early age in the multilingual classroom.

Job description: Research studies and administrative tasks and/or teaching

Description of the contents of the doctoral studies: The studies are financed by faculty funds, special efforts for teacher training education, and are thereby connected to problem formulations within the educational area, primarily the school forms pre-school, after-school centre, F-3 or 4-6.

Description of the scope of the doctoral studies: Doctoral studentships with faculty funds are usually conducted through research studies (80%) and department tasks and/or teaching (20% during five years).

Eligibility: Eligible for acceptation to the doctoral programme within the subject of pedagogy are those who fulfil the general and specific entry requirements. The latter is clarified by the requirement that applicants within the undergraduate education has received at least 90 credits in pedagogy at the first cycle including a degree project of at least 15 credits as well as at least 30 credits in pedagogy in the second cycle including a degree project of at least 15 credits in pedagogy or has in another manner within or outside the country acquired the equivalent knowledge.

Eligibility is stated in accordance with that which is indicated in the admission regulations and the general study plan of the subject:  

General entry requirements are stated in the admission regulations

General and specific entry requirements are stated in the general study plan of the subject.

Basis of assessment: Selection occurs in accordance with the following criteria: fulfilment of eligibility requirements, feasibility of the project description, quality and originality. Degree projects during the education programme as well as texts and other publications that demonstrate the ability to benefit from the doctoral programme also forms a basis for the selection (Chapter 5, Section 5 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance). The Mid Sweden University aims to promote equality - the university needs both men and women in its activities.

Administration: The appointment will be effected following the forms specified in Chapter 5 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance and continue in accordance with the appointment procedure applicable at Mid Sweden University.

Employment and start date: The studentship includes research studies (80%) and department tasks and/or teaching (20% during five years). However, the combined length of employment must not exceed the equivalent of four year’s full-time education at the doctoral level. To start as early as possible in 2018. A new employment as a doctoral student applies for a maximum of one year. The employment can be extended with a maximum of two years at a time.

Place of employment: Sundsvall

Salary: As per Mid Sweden University’s salary scale for doctoral students.

For more information: Head of Department, Lena Ivarsson, +46 (0)10-1428044, Head of Subject, Gitte Malm, +46 (0)10-1428267

Application: The application shall be supplemented with a verified CV, a brief account of the applicant’s merits, a copy of one or several theses on the subject, research plan (maximum 5 pages) as well as other relevant publications. The research plan shall contain the following six sections: 1. Problem formulation and purpose of thesis. 2. Previous research. 3. Theoretic framework or research tradition. 4. Method. 5. Reason. Explain why the project is interesting and relevant. 6. Time schedule. The application shall have been received by Mid Sweden University via our recruitment system no later than 1 March 2018.

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  • Type of employment
    Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Contract type
    Full time
  • Number of positions
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  • County
    Västernorrlands län
  • Country
  • Reference number
    MIUN 2018/179
  • Union representative
    Lollo Ljuslin, Fackförbundet ST/TCO, 010-142 79 14
    Ummis Jonsson, SACO, 010-142 88 09
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