Doctoral position in Global Politics (Malmö University)

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Дедлайн: 26.04.2019



About Malmö University

Malmö University is an innovative, urban, and international university located in the centre of Malmö. We have about 2,000 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and our education programmes are shaped by the role of the university in an open society: to contribute to a sustainable and equal society through a scientific approach in collaboration with other social actors. One of our priorities is to identify and take on the challenges of the future. Our researchers and students want to be at the centre of events and, together with others, create, share and disseminate knowledge in order to understand, explain, and develop societies, both locally and globally.


Faculty of Culture and Society

The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. The Faculty conducts postgraduate studies in the following subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Media and Communication Studies and Urban Studies.


Department of Global Political Studies (GPS)

The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment consisting of eight subjects: European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), International Relations, Caucasus Studies, Human Rights, and Political Science. The Department’s educational programmes and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platform RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research).


Postgraduate studies in Global Politics

The study of global politics is multidisciplinary and includes approaches from the humanities as well as the social sciences. The scientific core of Global Politics is the study of transnational and international politics, both in terms of continuity and change, cooperation and conflict, power and protest. Agency is pluralistic in global politics. This is reflected in the increasing number of actors on the global political stage and the fact that these actors have helped shape the institutions and practitioners who conduct politics beyond   the arenas of the nation state. A key element in the research is to attempt to extend and deepen the understanding and study of the   exercise of power at the global level. Global Politics includes analyses of political, social, economic and cultural relations and networks across national boundaries.


The goal of the postgraduate programme is to develop the knowledge and skills required to carry out research with the aim of contributing to increased knowledge in the selected area of research. It will prepare the doctoral student for an academic research or teaching career and will provide professional skills for work outside the academic field.


Contents and duties

Those employed as doctoral students will mainly carry out their own postgraduate studies (their work being located at Malmö University). Departmental duties of 20% may be required. The regulations regarding employment as a doctoral student are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 5 Sections 1-7).


The programme is 240 ECTS (corresponding to four years’ full-time studies), of which 60 ECTS are from courses. It is completed when the student publicly defends a printed thesis.


Admission requirements

Preparation of admission to postgraduate education and employment as a doctoral student take place in parallel. Those who have basic requirements for admission will have:


  1. passed a degree at advanced level,
  1. completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS, of which 60 ECTS at advanced level, or
  1. in some other way, in- or outside Sweden, have acquired equivalent knowledge. (HEO Chapter 7 section 39)


Special requirements

Knowledge and skills corresponding to a social science or humanities degree at advanced level in a subject that is relevant to the field of Global Politics. For examples of relevant subjects, refer to the above description of the department.


Assessment criteria

When selecting between applicants for vacant positions, the ability to complete postgraduate education is assessed (HEO Ch. 7 Section 5).


The assessment is based on the basic and special eligibility requirements (see above). Other important indicators of the ability to complete postgraduate education are the applicant's thesis, scientific publications, other publications and a research plan. The assessment of the research plan is based its feasibility, originality and relevance to Global Politics. Also important in the assessment is the ability to express oneself well in written and spoken English.



Head of Department, Magnus Ericson, 040-665 71 76,

Professor Bo Petersson, 040-665 73 95,

HR specialist Rebecka Forslund, 040-665 73 22,


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You can apply for a post via Malmö University’s recruiting system by clicking on "Apply". Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and that the university receives it by 26/04/2019.


The application must contain: 

  1. The admissions form (link)
  2. A certified curriculum vitae
  3. A brief research plan presenting the focus of research and a thesis concept, and how this relates to the specific post in Global Politics (max. 4 pages excluding references)
  4. Completed master thesis
  5. Any other publications you would like to cite (e.g. research reports or scientific articles, max. 3)
  6. Certificates (including degrees, reference letters and certificates of relevant work experience)
  7. References



The post is full-time and for a limited period, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 7. Employment is dependent on departmental funding and the requisite decisions being made.


Malmö University is an open and inclusive workplace and seat of learning where equality and equal conditions give added value to our activities.


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