Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 13 000 students and 840 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.
Journalism research at Södertörn University is interdisciplinary and concentrates on East European studies and social sciences. It revolves around two focus areas: a) digital media development and innovation related to professional roles in journalism, mediated content and forms of expression, and audience engagement on digital platforms; and b) journalism and society, where the focus is on the role of news media, journalistic cultures and practices in relation to political actors, democracy and public spheres, with perspectives from local to global. Current and emerging research interests include subjects such as crises and conflicts, migration and integration, and sustainable journalism. Our staff and doctoral students are involved in multiple national and international research networks, as well as close multidisciplinary cooperation with both Media and Communication Studies and Media Technology at Södertörn University.
Doctoral studies at the Department of Journalism is part of the research area Politics, Economy and the Organisation of Society (PESO), which is an interdisciplinary research environment that encompasses the disciplines of Business Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology.
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Admission and employment
This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Social Sciences at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave. Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.