Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The Department of History of Science and Ideas is a dynamic research environment, with a particular emphasis on history of science, history of medicine, intellectual history, media history and political history, see http://www.idehist.uu.se. The department now announces a fully funded position where the holder will be an active member of the Engaging Vulnerability (EV) research program at Uppsala University.

EV is a decade-long multidisciplinary research program (2015–2025) financed by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) with support from the Vice-Chancellor’s strategic funds and the Faculty of Arts at Uppsala University. The goal of the program is to conduct empirical research and develop theoretical perspectives engaging vulnerability as a productive resource rather than as a lack or privation. In the fall of 2018, research within the program will include work in anthropology, comparative literature, design studies, ethnology, media and communications, film studies, philosophy, government, gender studies, intellectual history and rhetoric.  Information about the program can be found at http://www.engagingvulnerability.se

For more information about the project and the PhD position visit the website here: http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=200207

Image: AG, Linneaus Garden Uppsala.