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PhD student in Sociology within prejudice research, Sweden


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The Department of Sociology has an opening as a PhD in prejudice research. Apply November 4, 2015 at the latest. 

The Department of Sociology offers a stimulating environment with good career opportunities. The department carries on extensive research and emphasizes a work climate that enhances intellectual development. At present the department employs about 60 persons. 

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Research project

This position is part of a research project focusing on prejudice. We focus on the relationship between individual attitudes and the social context over time. We study how prejudice evolves over time as well as tries to explain why prejudice differs across countries. The analyses are primarily based on survey data so good knowledge in quantitative methods is a precondition. The link below provides an example of the research within the project. Other example could be the formation of prejudice during adolescence, how family, friends and significant others effect prejudice, the relationship between prejudice and other attitude like homophobia and sexism or something else related to prejudice.

Example of research within the Project:

Requirements and qualifications

Applicants should have either (i) 240 ECTS-credits of higher education studies of which 60 should be on an advanced level (Master’s level) and at least 90 in Sociology, or (ii) 180 Swedish (old) credits (Swe. Poäng; corresponding to 240 ECTS credits) of higher education studies if they were taken before July 1, 2007, or equivalent competence.


The application should contain the following documents:

  1. A research plan describing the PhD project, maximum two pages. The plan should be related to the text in the “research project” section.
  2. A letter of application including a personal resume and motivation for your application, maximum one page.
  3. A verified CV including relevant academic degrees and former positions and a list of which university courses you have taken and the grades you were given.
  4. A copy of your degree certificate.
  5. Essays/other relevant publications.
  6. Any other document that can be a merit.
  7. Name and contact information of two references.

More information

The PhD programme is normally four years. The PhD position may also include part-time teaching. If so, the total time for the position is extended, corresponding to the teaching time.

The employment starts December 1, 2015 or upon agreement.

The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork Pro recruitment system no later than November 4, 2015.


Umeå University wants to offer an environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development.
In each recruitment we aim to increase diversity and the opportunity to affirmative action.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 4 November 2015

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