Call for Applications: General PhD Position in Peace and Conflict Research (Sweden)


Deadline: 17 June 2020


Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct peace research and offer courses in peace and conflict studies. The department hosts a dynamic research milieu and is internationally oriented. Currently approx. 80 persons are employed at the Department and some 300-400 students from around the world are enrolled every academic year. For more information, visit our website at

The department is now seeking to fill one general PhD position in peace and conflict research. 

Duties/Project description: PhD candidates primarily focus on their own doctoral education. A maximum of 20% of the position may involve other administrative and educational responsibilities at the Department. All teaching at the Department, as well as most seminars and meetings, are in English.

Requirements: Employment as a PhD candidate requires acceptance into the DPCR’s PhD programme, which is decided through an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the programme. Information concerning applications, acceptance guidelines, and other related matters may be obtained at the Department’s homepage,

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines

Application: The application should preferably be in English and filed on-line.

Through reference to the general syllabus for graduate studies, the applicant should first ensure that s/he meets the requirements for general or special eligibility for studies in the field of peace and conflict research at the post-graduate level. Full information is available here:  

Please include the following in your application:

  1. a completed application form for doctoral studies (form available at the above address, along with detailed instructions for completing the application) 
  2. a short personal letter (1-2 pages) 
  3. CV 
  4. certified transcripts of academic records 
  5. a project plan with a proposed PhD theme related to peace and conflict research (3-5 pages)
  6. letters of reference/recommendation (max 2 letters) or a list of references (max 2) which can be contacted
  7. writing samples (1-3 samples)

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.  

Starting date: 2 November 2020, or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Desirée Nilsson (director of studies, DPCR PhD Programme) or Marie Allansson (PhD programme administrator, DPCR), email:

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