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Doctoral student in Economic History – Migrant integration in Scandinavia, Department of Economic History, University of Lund, Sweden

06-04-2022 11:02

 

Project

The doctoral student will work within the research project "Migration policy, migrant selection and labor market outcomes in Sweden and Denmark, 1986-2017". The project is motivated by the significant immigration that has characterized countries in Western Europe in recent decades, in recent years increasingly dominated by refugee and family reunification migration. While a large literature has illustrated factors that are particularly important for the individual's socio-economic integration, the understanding of how integration is affected by migration policy and selection is lacking. Within the project, individual register data for the total population in Sweden and Denmark between 1986-2017 will be used, in combination with aggregated information on policy changes over time, in order to contribute to the understanding of a topic of great scientific and social importance. The study context is optimal in several respects. Both countries have experienced significant immigration at the same time as they have adopted different migration policies during the period. Another advantage can be traced to Sweden's and Denmark's geographical proximity and deep institutional, socio-economic and cultural similarities, something that enables the effects of policy changes to be more easily identified.

Assigned duties

Those appointed to doctoral studentship shall primarily devote themselves to their studies, aimed to result in a doctoral degree. Work carried out during the studentship consists of participation in research projects as well as successful participation in postgraduate (third-cycle) courses. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may also work, to a limited extent, with educational tasks and administration at the Department of Economic history. However, duties of this kind may not comprise of more than 20 percent of a full time post.

The PhD position is linked to the research project ‘Migration policy, migrant selection and labor market outcomes in Sweden and Denmark, 1986-2017’. The PhD student will work in this project in collaboration with other project members.

Eligibility / Admission requirements

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she has:

  • Been awarded a second-cycle degree; or
  • Satisfied the requirements for courses comprising of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle; or
  • Acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

(Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7, Section 39)

Specific admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at https://www.lusem.lu.se/study/phd

Other requirements

A proficient level of English is required in both written and oral communication.  

Basis of assessment

Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies, see the general syllabus for third-cycle studies, available at www.lusem.lu.se/study/phd.

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will primarily be assessed on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle.

Applicant’s general competence:

  • Quality and content of previous written work, such as a Master’s thesis.
  • Ability to participate actively in the Department’s research environment.
  • Ability to perform independent scientific work.
  • Basic statistical and econometric knowledge.
  • Experience or interest in working with large individual-level databases.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication.
  • Relevant educational background, for example in sociology, demography or economics.
  • Other relevant experiences for third-cycle education, such as work experience.

We are interested in applicants with an interest in the mechanisms determining immigrant integration, in addition to strong skills in the management and analysis of longitudinal individual level data.

Terms of employment

Fixed-term employment, maximum four years (fulltime studies).

Only those admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral student.

For regulations concerning employment of doctoral students etc, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

Application procedure

Please use Lund University job application portal when applying: http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about/work-at-lund-university

The application must be written in English.

The application should contain:

  • Personal letter in which the applicant gives a short description of him/herself and his/her research interests and its relevance for the project, maximum 3 pages.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Grade transcripts.
  • Master thesis or similar degree projects.
  • If appropriate, documented language skills relevant for third-cycle studies.
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to submit.

The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two teachers or researchers who can give recommendation letters, but we do not consider recommendation letters with the application.

Deadline: 1 May 2022

More information: https://lu.varbi.com/what:job/jobID:490072/where:4/


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