The Swedish School of Social Science is an independent Swedish-language institution in the field of social sciences at the University of Helsinki. The School has a Nordic and an international profile, and its research profile combines Nordic welfare research and research in ethnic relations and communication. We respond to the new challenges faced by the Nordic welfare model with top-level teaching and research in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment. Our teaching and research encompass the fields of journalism and communication, legal studies, social work and social policy, sociology, social psychology, and political science and administration. The School, with its 450 students and 60 staff, is the University’s largest Swedish-language unit, and it forms part of the City Centre Campus. Read more on our website:

The Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki invites applications for


for a 2 year period starting from 1 February 2018. The starting and ending dates are negotiable.

The School’s research is primarily carried out in five thematic networks which link expertise from the School’s various fields of science:
• Ethnic Relations, Migration and Belonging
• Welfare,Values and Intervention,
• Journalism, Communication and Participation
• Group Relations, Gender and Identity
• Democracy, Political Participation and Institutional Change

We welcome applicants who have the aim to complete their doctoral degree within the themes of the networks. The duties of a doctoral student are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties also include teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

An appointee to the position of doctoral student shall hold a second-cycle degree and have an approved research proposal. Other requirements shall include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated in previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. The applicants are expected to have good skills in Swedish, English and Finnish. Foreign citizens or non-native Finnish citizens who apply may be exempt from the Swedish- and Finnish-language requirements without a separate application.

The salary shall be based on levels 2-4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid.

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents as a single pdf file:

- A curriculum vitae
- Copy of diploma(s)
- A list of publications
- A research plan including a plan for the postgraduate studies

Please submit your application through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) are requested to submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

Additional information can be obtained from Professor Stefan Sjöblom, tel. +358 504154542, email: stefan.sjoblom(at)

If you need assistance with the University’s electronic recruitment system or SAP HR portal, please contact recruitment(at)

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