Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science

PhD student position in Political Science at the Swedish Defence University


The position will contribute to a research theme at CNDS, which is aimed at understanding the short-term and long-term consequences of resilience policies at the national and local policy levels. The larger research effort is designed to address the consequences of resilience as an established policy paradigm. Current research has focused on the emergence and spread of such policies as well as the scope of conditions for producing a more resilient individual, community or infrastructure. We are cognizant of the emergence and spread of resilience as an organizational principle for defining national policies in many countries, but presently have inadequate knowledge of which negative and positive consequences these policies will produce for the public and private sectors

Puff bildThe PhD project tied to this position will analyse policies for resilience and disaster risk reduction and their outcomes at the national and local levels. The successful applicant will primarily be engaged in her/his own doctoral studies in Political Science with a focus on Natural Hazards and Disaster Science. Teaching and administration will be limited to a maximum of 20% fulltime.

The PhD student will be employed at the Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership (ISSL) at the Swedish Defence University (SEDU), and take active part in the CNDS curriculum, activities and networks. Until the PhD programme at the Swedish Defence University officially starts, the PhD student will be registered at another university.