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2011 PhD Position with a Focus on the Didactics of Human Geography, Sweden

The Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, announces one PhD-position with a focus on the didactics of Human Geography. The position will be attached to the research project described below.The applicant is required to fulfil the general eligibility requirement for Phd studies (a master or ”magister” exam). Additionally, the applicant should fulfil the special eligibility requirement (”särskild behörighet”), i.e. to have achieved pass grades in at least 60 course points in the discipline of human geography/social geography/geography or in an equivalent discipline (e.g. development studies, environmental change and management etc).

Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
– scientific and didactic knowledge and skills of relevance to the research project,
– analytical ability and skills in writing, as demonstrated by a scientific report, paper or degree project thesis and
– the applicants potential to contribute to and utilise the research environment at the department.

Scholarship Application Deadline:April 15, 2011

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ESRC Doctoral Studentships in Economic and Social History, University of Exeter, UK

The Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Bath have come together to form one of the UK’s largest Centres of postgraduate research training for social scientists in fields ranging from economics and human geography to history and psychology.The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has granted doctoral training centre status to the collaboration. The South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) has been accredited to offer a hub of world-class social sciences research. As one of only 21 Centres in the UK, the SWDTC will be part of a national network to be launched in October 2011 that will train a new generation of social scientists. The SWDTC has been allocated 41 studentships per annum and the College of Humanities at the University of Exeter is pleased to be offering up to 2 ESRC 1+3 or +3 studentships in the area of Economic and Social History for 2011/12 entry.

For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant (in 2011/12 this will be £13,590) for up to three years. For the 1+3 studentships we will require you to register for the MRes in Economic and Social History (Streatham Campus, Exeter).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31st March 2011

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2011 PhD Researcher in Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University, Netherlands

The Faculty of Geosciences offers education and research concerning the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and anthroposphere. With a population of 2600 students (BSc and MSc) and 575 staff, the faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The Faculty is organised in four Departments: Innovation and Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physical Geography, and Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning.

The ideal candidate holds a MSc (or equivalent) degree in a relevant field (e.g. earth sciences, environmental sciences, ecology) with experience (or at least interest) in modelling and/or (organic) geochemistry. The candidate is expected to communicate easily in English, both verbally and in writing.We offer a fulltime PhD position for 4 years. The salary starts at € 2,042,- and increases to € 2,612,- gross per month in the fourth year of the appointment and is based on the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. Secondary benefits include e.g. a pension scheme, flexible employment conditions, a holiday bonus (8,0%) and an end-of-year bonus (8,3%). Experimental work will be conducted in the research group of Organic Geochemistry and modeling work in the research group of Environmental Sciences.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011

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