Two PhD positions on Segregation Processes and Spatial Demography Sweden:

Two PhD positions with a focal point on Segregation Processes and Spatial Demography at the Department of Human Geography. The Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, publicized two PhD positions with a focus on Segregation Processes and Spatial Demography. The positions will be attached to the research profile Population Geography, Migration and GIS. The positions will start after agreement. 

General conditions and requirements:

  • Research at the department follows three major research themes – for additional information visit the department’s website

These positions are related to the profile of Population Geography, Migration and GIS. Individuals who are employed as PhD candidates shall connect themselves in a PhD programme includes 240 course-points (4 years), and includes a doctoral thesis (150 points) and courses/literature studies (90 points in total). Employment as PhD candidate may not exceed a total duration corresponding to four years PhD education. The minimum monthly salary is currently 22.600 SEK (app. 2.700 Euro). A maximum of 20 percent teaching or other assignments implies that the PhD education will comprise a period up to five years. 

Besides the standard assessment criteria, the applicant’s merits in relation to the research profile presented below will be given weight. The doctoral thesis can be written as a monograph or as a series of article manuscripts in English. Therefore, we look for a candidate with good skills in English. The PhD positions are oriented towards two different themes: Segregation Processes and Spatial Demography. Descriptions of these themes are given below, under Attached files. 


The candidate is required to perform, fulfill the general eligibility requirement for PhD studies (a master or”magister” exam). moreover, the applicant should fulfill the special eligibility requirement (”särskild behörighet”), i.e. to have achieved pass grades in as a minimum 60 course points in the discipline of human geography, geography or in an equivalent discipline (e.g. demography, urban planning, or urban sociology). 

Selection criteria:

  • Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria: 

Documented knowledge, understanding of scientific theory and method of relevance to research on gender and urban and regional planning, analytical aptitude and skills in writing, as demonstrated by a scientific report, paper or Master thesis, the applicants would-be to contribute to and utilize the research environment at the department, experience, know-how and knowledge of special relevance for research concerning Segregation processes or Spatial Demography. 

Information: Information about the PhD training program at the Department of Human Geography may be obtained from Prof. Bo Malmberg,


Telephone: +46-(0)8-16 4853. 

Union representatives:

  • Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), 
  • Telephone +46-(0)8-16 2000 (switch board), Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), 
  • Telephone +46-(0)70-316 43 41, and PhD representative, 

How to apply?

  • The application must include the following documentation: 
  • A completed application form for admission to the PhD student programme (the application form can be downloaded from the institutions website

Curriculum Vitae:

A short (2–5 pages) letter of intent that give details why you are interested in studying for a PhD in Human Geography, why you are interested in this specific research undertaking, a task and what expertise you can bring to the project, verified copies of education certificates supporting general and special admission requirements to the PhD student programme (e.g. LADOK certification), one pattern of an independently written paper or thesis authored by the applicant within the framework of his/her bachelor or masters level university education (if no thesis or paper is submitted your application will not be evaluated), references from two University Lecturers or Professors (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) who have taught the candidate and who have a good knowledge of the applicant’s academic achievements and ancillary documentation that the candidate desires to be taken into consideration (e.g. other reference letters). 

Reference number: SU 617-3043-12. 

Application Deadline: 15 November 2012


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