PhD-student in human geography [closing 15.02.2021]

Страна: Швеция;

Город: Umeå

Добавлена: 20.01.2021

Работодатель: Umeå University; The Department of Geography

Тип: PhD position;

Для кого: For researchers;

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Дедлайн подачи: 15.01.2021


The Department of Geography is to appoint a doctoral student in economic geography contributing to an ongoing research project about the conditions for work and welfare provision outside the largest urban areas in Sweden. The Department of Geography has around 40 employees and conducts extensive research within the field of human geography. Our main research and teaching evolve around topics like spatial planning, economic geography, tourism, resource management and sustainability. For more information about the department, please visit:


Description of work

The current doctoral project will be carried out within the framework of an ongoing research program on conditions for work and welfare outside the big cities where the purpose is to analyze motives why households choose to move to smaller towns or rural areas and how the move in turn affects their future career opportunities, entrepreneurship and local economic development. As a PhD-student you will be part of an existing research group with both senior and junior researchers who work with issues of migration, entrepreneurship, structural change and skill supply with special focus on challenges in more sparsely populated regions.

Suggestions on topics for the PhD student could be (but are not exclusive to): Work and career after moving to smaller labour market regions, the importance of social relations in the destination region, short- and long-term effects on entrepreneurship and business structure, and the opportunity to contribute to generational shifts among local companies.

The position requires active communication of research in both academic and policy circles and participate in common project and departmental activities

About the position

Employment as PhD-student aims to reach a doctoral degree and is normally full-time employment for 4 years starting 2021-06-01 or when mutually agreed. Your salary is determined in accordance to a stipulated scale for PhD positions (currently starting around 28 000 SEK to reach about 35 000 SEK the final year). If departmental duties (e.g., teaching) can be offered that will be a maximum of 20% and the position will be prolonged accordingly. As a PhD student you are expected to work independently with your PhD project as well as collaborate with the research group, participate in seminars and other department activities.

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