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A doctoral candidate position in education with research focus on special education
The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programs attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.
The Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg, carries out stimulating research and runs courses at basic and advanced levels within education and special education areas. The Department is organized in five administrative divisions: Education and Society, Educational Measurement and Assessment, Educational Leadership, Special Education, and Language Didactic and Testing.
For further information about the Department of Education and Special Education: https://www.gu.se/en/education-special-education
The Department of Education and Special Education is now announcing a doctoral candidate position in education with focus on special education. The doctoral student will be admitted to the doctoral program in education at the Department of Pedagogy and Special Education and placed in the Special Education division. One requirement of the doctoral candidate position is that the dissertation work should be carried out in the research field special education. Therefore, the proposed research plans addressing special education relevant research questions will be prioritized.
For more information about the doctoral program in pedagogy at the University of Gothenburg, please check: https://www.gu.se/en/education-special-education/doctoral-studies
You can also find general information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university's doctoral student pages:
The successful applicant will get a four-year employment as doctoral candidate and engage in doctoral studies at the Department and Education and Special Education. In collaboration with the supervisors, the doctoral candidate will formulate and accomplish a doctoral thesis (155 higher education credit points) as well as take courses at doctoral level (85 higher education credit points) in accordance with both a general and an individual study plan. During the doctoral period, the dissertation will be presented and discussed in seminars with invited discussants on at least three occasions. The doctoral student will be a member of a research environment at the Department and divisions. The department encourages and supports the dissemination of the dissertation at national and international conferences.
Doctoral education comprises four years of full-time study that leads to a doctoral degree. As part of the employment, you may do departmental duties up to 20 % of full-time employment, which can be distributed throughout your study period. Departmental duties usually consist of teaching at undergraduate and advanced levels. They may also be research assistant or administrative work. The doctoral employment can thus be extended depending on the amount of time a doctoral candidate involves in the departmental duties.
To be eligible for admittance to doctoral studies in the research field of special education, conditions for both basic eligibility and special eligibility should be met. In addition, the applicant should be able to show that he/she has the necessary ability to complete the education.
The general eligibility requirements for education at third-cycle level are:
• having completed a degree at Master level, or
• the fulfilment of course requirements with a total of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at Master level, or the acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.
The specific entry requirements for this subject, according to the general syllabus, are:
• At least 90 higher education credits in education, of which At least 30 credits
have to be completed in the main field of study including an independent project of 15 credits.
• Anyone who in any other way within or outside the country has acquired equivalent knowledge is also eligible.
For full posting and application; https://web103.reachmee.com/ext/I005/1035/job?site=7?=UK&validator=9b89bead79bb7258ad55c8d75228e5b7&job_id=27254
Applications must be received by: 2022-10-16
Information for International Applicants
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In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.
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