Doctoral studentships in Sociology and Sociological Demography – Department of Sociology, Stockholm University

Closing date: 1 March 2017

The Department of Sociology at the Stockholm University announces a doctoral studentship in Sociology.

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.

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 criteria used to assess these prospects are:

  • quality of earlier writings by the candidate(s) and quality of other merits
  • originality, feasibility and potential contribution of the planned research to the field of research
  • possibilities for the department to offer adequate supervision with respect to the planned research.

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 the Director of Doctoral Studies, Associate Professor Sunnee Billingsley,


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