Karlstad University / Department of Environmental and Life Sciences

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The licentiate student position is primarily affiliated with a project at the Centre for Public Safety (CPS, www.kau.se/en/cps), a multidisciplinary research center at Karlstad University who focus on societal risk management and personal safety. Admission to graduate studies will be in the academic discipline of Risk- and environmental studies (https://www.kau.se/en/risk-and-environmental-studies) which is a multidisciplinary subject environment consisting of researchers and teachers in risk management and environmental science with a focus on the management and analysis of complex societal risks.

The current position will primarily focus on the CPS-project Towards an evidence-based policy for active and healthy aging: Implementation processes, effects and cost-effectiveness in connection with municipal anti-slip device distribution programs. The aim of the project is to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of municipal anti-slip device programs for the older adults. The evaluation includes qualitative aspects, such as how the target population views these programs, as well as a quantitative impact evaluation and economic evaluation. The project will be conducted between September 2018 to 2021. The licentiate student is expected to conduct the impact and economic evaluations together with senior researchers. The project is supported by a three-year research grant from Familjen Kamprads stiftelse. The position is limited to two and a half years. 

For more information about the project, see  https://www.kau.se/files/2018-09/Projektplan Broddutdelningsprogram.pdf for a detailed research plan.

The main focus of the position is on research education (80%). Other duties, usually teaching and administrative tasks, will require up to 20% of the student’s time. Information on postgraduate studies is found on the university website: www.kau.se/en/research/doctoral-studies. Local guidelines exist for salary levels.

Qualification Requirements
A person who meets the general admission requirements as well as the specific admission requirements and is judged to have the ability otherwise required for pursuing the programme successfully is eligible for admission.

A person who has earned a master’s degree of at least 240 ECTS credits of which at least 60 ECTS credits are studies at master’s level, or who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge has general eligibility for admission. If there are special reasons for doing so, the faculty board may grant an individual applicant exemption from the general eligibility (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch.6).

The special eligibility requirement for admission to doctoral studies in Risk and Environment Studies is a Master’s Degree, or equivalent, in a field of study with relevance to the subject Risk and Environment Studies.

Assessment Criteria
The selection is based on individual assessments of the applicant's ability to benefit from the research training and successfully pass the research education. Documented experience in studying issues of safety among older adults, fall-related injuries or evaluation research is considered a merit. The application should be accompanied by a short research plan (maximum 2 pages) describing a research design demonstrating how the licentiate project could be conducted. The research plan does not have to be detailed but should describe and motivate preliminary research questions and provide suggestions for study design(s) and focus for the licentiate thesis. Please take a look at the detailed research plan available on the project website (see above). If accepted for the position as a licentiate student in Risk and Environmental studies the research plan is not binding but will be finalized in collaboration with the supervisors. The application who is offered the position as a licentiate student will also be offered the employment position.

The application is done electronically and attachments can be uploaded:

  • A verified CV
  • Copies of relevant publications
  • A research plan
  • Copies of relevant diplomas, certificates and recommendation letters

Non-electronic documents (state registration number REK 2018/209) can be sent to:Karlstad University
Faculty of Health, Science and Technology
Att: Åsa Ivansson
651 88 Karlstad

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and decline any contacts from advertising or recruitment agencies.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 February 2019
Salary According to local agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2018/209
  • Johanna Gustavsson, lecturer, +46 (0)54 700 25 22, johanna.gustavsson@kau.se
Union representative
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 (0)54 700 1434
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 (0)54 700 1714
Published 15.Nov.2018
Last application date 15.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

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