斯德哥尔摩大学

WASP-HS – The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society

项目介绍

This announcement is for a PhD-position within the graduate school WASP-HS – The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society

The Department of Education is one of the largest departments at Stockholm University within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Education is an academic discipline in which formal and non-formal education, development, and learning are studied in relation to cultural and societal contexts. The Department conducts research in different areas, which are presented on the Research Groups at the Department of Education page.

This PhD position is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program on Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) aims to realize excellent research and develop competence on the consequences and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for humanity and society. This 10-year program is initiated and generously funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) with 660 million SEK. In addition to this, the program receives support from collaborating industry and from participating universities. Major goals are more than 10 new faculty positions and more than 70 new PhDs. For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP-HS please visit WASP-HS – The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society.

The Doctoral candidate will be part of the WASP-HS graduate school, which provides foundations, perspectives, and state-of-the-art knowledge in the different disciplines taught by leading researchers in the field. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD students, researchers and practitioners in the field. It thus provides added value on top of the existing PhD programs at the partner universities, providing unique opportunities for students who are dedicated to achieving international research excellence with societal relevance.

Project Description 
Recent technical, research and societal developments have suggested using Artificial Intelligence and Learning Analytics to understand better and optimize student learning, ensure improvements in educational quality, and boost retention rates. While these unprecedented developments promise to unlock the black box of student learning and to inform educational institutions about the complexities of educational processes, the use of student data and analytics techniques raises a series of issues that require ethical considerations.

The PhD position will investigate ethical concerns embedded in development and deployment of Artificial Intelligence and Learning Analytics in higher education with a focus on different stakeholders; students, teacher, leadership figures as well as representatives in trade and industry. The PhD position will be part of the research project Ethical and Legal Challenges in Relationship to AI-driven Practices in Higher Education. The project aims to contribute knowledge about how to conceptually and empirically approach ethical and legal challenges.

Qualification requirements 
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Education stipulates that applicants must have:

  1. completed courses equivalent to at least 90 Swedish higher education credits and a thesis of at least 15 credits in one of the following subject areas: education, international and comparative education, didactics, subject specific didactics, child and youth studies, special education, pedagogical work; or a teaching degree equivalent to at least 180 Swedish higher education credits, including a thesis of at least 15 credits; or a Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance, including a thesis of at least 15 credits; or completed courses equivalent to at least 90 Swedish higher education credits in a relevant subject within the Social Sciences or Humanities, including a thesis of at least 15 credits. The thesis should, in every case, address a relevant problem related to educational issues, theories, and methods. 
  2. English language proficiency, which will be tested during the admissions

The General and Special Admissions Criteria must be fulfilled by the closing date of the admissions round.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training during 48 months (equivalent to four years full-time). Special attention will be given to results from previous studies, documented in the form of one independent research project on the Master’s level. The thesis must be written originally in either English or Swedish (or an official translation into one of these language). The applicant may also submit one published peer reviewed article.

The applicant should present their research plan in relation to the aim of the graduate school and the project outlined above. In the research plan, the applicant should develop a well-supported research question and argue in favour of possible choices concerning theory and methods for the study. Along with previous academic paper/s, this research plan provides the basis for assessing the applicant’s capacity to benefit from the training.

The quality of the submitted research plan will be a major factor in the selection and ranking of applications done by the faculty members at the Department of Education. The assessment will be performed anonymously, i.e. the faculty members do not have access to the identity of the applicant. The selection criteria are based upon the:

  • Stringency of the research question and analysis of earlier work and of the research plan 
  • Familiarity with the research area of the intended research plan
  • Methodological and theoretical understanding and the degree to which reflexivity is reached in the texts
  • The qualities of planned research in relation to what it contributes to the discipline
  • The intended study’s prospective ethical implications and possibility of an ethical review
  • Ability to express themselves both written and verbally in an academic setting
  • The planned study’s feasibility within the allotted time.

References will be checked and short-listed candidates will be interviewed – the interviews will be followed up by a short written and oral assignment.

Admission regulations at Stockholm University are available at www.su.se/rules and regulations.

The guidelines for application at the Department of Education are available at: www.edu.su.se/english/research/phd-programme-in-education.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Please note that doctoral studies are only offered on campus (not through distance learning).

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
For more information, please contact our director of PhD studies, Matilda Wiklund, telephone: +46 8 1207 62 33, matilda.wiklund@edu.su.se, or the PhD-administration, forskarutbildning@edu.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.seseko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application 
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language proficiency in Academic English
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • A cover letter in which you present yourself and why you are interested in the project
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses and optional peer-reviewed article
  • Research proposal (no more than 5 pages excluding references) describing:
    • the research question you will examine/investigate and which scientific method/s will be used
    • how your planned study relates to one or more research groups at the department Research groups at the Department of Education
    • the relevance of the project in relation to the research field, and the planned theoretical perspective/s 
    • briefly point out the research objectives in relation to a systematic research summary
  • Certified degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree project/thesis (no more than 1 file) written, originally, in either English or Swedish (or an official translation into either language). You may submit a peer-reviewed article (no more than 1 file).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

We welcome your application! 

录取要求

  • completed courses equivalent to at least 90 Swedish higher education credits and a thesis of at least 15 credits in one of the following subject areas: education, international and comparative education, didactics, subject specific didactics, child and youth studies, special education, pedagogical work; or a teaching degree equivalent to at least 180 Swedish higher education credits, including a thesis of at least 15 credits; or a Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance, including a thesis of at least 15 credits; or completed courses equivalent to at least 90 Swedish higher education credits in a relevant subject within the Social Sciences or Humanities, including a thesis of at least 15 credits. The thesis should, in every case, address a relevant problem related to educational issues, theories, and methods.
  • English language proficiency, which will be tested during the admissions

项目概览

wave-1-bottom
访问项目链接 招生网站
北欧, 瑞典 所在地点
带薪项目 项目类别
截止日期 2021-09-15
斯德哥尔摩大学

院校简介

斯德哥尔摩大学是位于瑞典首都斯德哥尔摩的综合大学,欧洲著名的公立大学,学术排名位居世界百强大学之列。
查看院校介绍

联系方式

电话: +46 8 16 20 00

相关项目推荐

KD博士收录了全球400所院校的博士项目,总有一个项目等着你!