Phd position in Psychology
Sort on published: 2017-09-01
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The position is tied to the research group for personality and social psychology at the department of psychology. This group studies how attitudes and group behaviors are shaped by interplay between personality and social psychological factors (e.g., social identities and explicit/implicit processes). Members of the research group collaborate with a number of scholars in Europe, USA and Oceania, and publish regularly in prominent international journals.
Project description: Two ongoing projects examine associations between basic personality differences and susceptibility to radicalization and group extremism. The current position is associated with one of these projects. A central part of this project is a longitudinal study of associations between, for example, low openness to experience and emerging support for extremism (especially Islamist extremism). The project also involves experimental studies that focus on intergroup competition and outgroup threats, for example.
To qualify for a doctoral position in Psychology at Uppsala University, the applicant must have a master´s degree either including or in addition a minimum of 90 Swedish study credits in psychology. Applicants who have obtained qualifications equivalent or comparable to the criteria described above abroad are also eligible to apply. For more information concerning the requirements: http://www.psyk.uu.se/admissions/phd-studies
Other qualifications:The successful candidate is expected to be well-versed with personality as well as social psychology, and have experience of empirical research in these fields (ideally, including both experimental and survey methods). This experience should be demonstrated in a bachelor’s or master’s thesis, or equivalent publication. There is also an emphasis on strong statistical skills, and experience with advanced statistical/mathematical software, such as Mplus, MATLAB, or R. Experience from similar projects as the current one are also considered an asset.
The sucessful applicant will be supported by an employment as a PhD for 4 full years and primarily engage in research. Other work at the Department such as teaching and administration can optionally be included (max 20%).
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Application: The application must be designed in Swedish or English and contain a letter in which the applicant describes themselves and their research interests. The application shall also include following documents:
- Application for admission: http://uadm.uu.se/digitalAssets/81/a_81624-f_ansokan_forskarniva_eng.pdf
- CV including certified copies of merits
- A list of completed courses
- Master thesis in psychology
- A research plan
- Contact information for Academic references are desirable
For more information: http://www.psyk.uu.se/admissions/phd-studies/application
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Desired starting date: 2017-11-01 (or as agreed). A temporary position during 4 years.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact Dr. Robin Bergh, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-10-05, UFV-PA 2017/3076.
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Placement: Department of Psychology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3076
Last application date: 2017-10-05