Doctoral student in gender studies

Fixed-term position
Doctoral studies
The application deadline is

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-07130/2023

Örebro University is looking for a doctoral student for the doctoral programme in gender studies at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. The programme will start in the autumn semester 2024.

Doctoral students

Project description

Gender studies at Örebro University is oriented towards social science studies and the department is a dynamic research environment marked by its strong international ties. The subject heads up the multi- and transdisciplinary research environment Centre for Feminist Social Studies. Grounded in feminist and political theory, the research at the department is currently examining, among other things, men and masculinities, sexuality, knowledge production, work and social movements, and social change.

The doctoral student we are seeking will conduct research clearly drawing on feminist theory and we especially welcome theory-developing thesis project proposals.

The programme and the doctoral studentship

The doctoral programme consists of courses and an independent research project that you will present in a doctoral thesis. The programme concludes with a doctoral degree and comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study.

Our ambition is for your doctoral studies to be stimulating and purposeful throughout the programme until you have obtained your doctoral degree. A thorough introduction will therefore get you off to a good start and provide a solid foundation on which you can build your studies. As a doctoral student at Örebro University, you will be offered a specially tailored seminar series, covering matters ranging from doctoral programme rules and careers to student welfare support and networking.

The place on the programme is linked to a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme, which corresponds to four years. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook.  The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is 30 300 SEK a month.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet both general entry requirements and specific entry requirements. In addition, applicants must be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral studies if they have been awarded a qualification at the master’s level; have satsified the requirements for courses of least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits at the master’s level; or have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus in gender studies.

A person meets the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in gender studies if they have received a passing grade in courses of at least 90 credits, including an independent project at the advanced course level, i.e. a bachelor’s project, in gender studies or a closely related subject. A person who has acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meets the specific entry requirements.


For more information about the programme and the doctoral studentship, contact Head of Subject Lena Gunnarsson, This is an email address or Head of Unit Magnus Boström, This is an email address.

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change, take responsibility for their work and performance, demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development, as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application to the programme and the doctoral studentship

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • The form Application for/decision on admission to research studies
  • CV
  • Original certificate and official transcript for Bachelor's degree
  • Original certificate and official transcript for Master's degree
  • Independent project (degree project)
  • Other relevant documents, course and degree certificates verifying eligibility
  • Description of research interests – detailing the field of research you are interested in, including, if applicable, theoretical and methodological approaches (2-5 pages).

As a main rule, application documents and attachments are to be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English. Documents in other languages must be translated by an authorised translator to Swedish or English. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from Kammarkollegiet (the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency).

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.
More information for applicants can be found on our career site.

The application deadline is 2024-02-29. We look forward to receiving your application!

As we have already made our choices in terms of external collaboration partners and marketing efforts for this recruitment process, we decline any contact with recruitment agencies and advertisers.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.