PhD in Philosophy with specialisation in Philosophy of Law

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication makes Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 41.000 students, 6,500 employees and a turnover of SEK 5,900 million.

Post-graduate studies extend over a 4-year period. The accepted PhD-student will hold an employment as a PhD candidate (“doktorandanställning”) for 4 years full-time where the starting salary currently is 24 400 SEK/month. The position is a proper employment the holder of which qualifies for the standard Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave. Doctoral students are expected to engage in their studies full-time, and to contribute as well as to participate in the activities of their department. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments, at the most 20% of full time.

The candidates applying for the PhD position in Philosophy of Law will take part in the project ”CIVIS SUM” financed by Wallenberg Foundation. The project focuses on migration and rule of law practices in the EU: The project compares a broad set of legal provisions, including access to territory, legal stay, residency, naturalisation and franchise, in EU member states. Working language is English. Skills in Swedish and/or other European languages appreciated. M.A. in philosophy, political science, or social sciences; LL.M. appreciated. Applicants are most welcome to submit research proposals addressing the field of comparative citizenship policy or topics related to above-mentioned. For further information on the research project please see or contact the PI, Patricia Mindus.

Please note that admission for the PhD at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master Degree in the Humanities or Sciences or equivalent at the time of application is a prerequisite for a successful application. For the PhD position in Philosophy of Law, an LL.M. or equivalent will be also considered appropriate.

Application procedure: Your application should include (a) a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date; (b) a statement outlining your proposed research (4-5 pages);  (c) a copy of your MA thesis (and/or examinated theses at other academic levels); and (d) publications and other relevant documents the applicant wishes to refer to (e.g. writing sample).

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More information about the studies (in English)

Uppsala University is an equal opportunities employer and encourages women to apply for positions.

Information on Admissions Ordinance (in English):
The position are available from 2015-09-01.

For further information contact Head of Department Lars-Göran Johansson tel. 018/4717361, e-mail:

You are welcome to submit your online application no later than May 15th 2015, UFV‑PA 2015/514.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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