Filler elections 12th December

Filler elections will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, 12th December 2023, from 15:30 to 16:00. Candidates for contested positions will have the opportunity to be interviewed, should they wish to do so. These elections are aimed at filling the PhD representative positions that remained open after the ordinary election meeting.

The form to apply for each position can be found here: https://forms.gle/qxYWTGvJNiUvYgMj6
The deadline for submitting this form is Friday 8th December.
 
The open positions are:

 

Uppdrag på Svenska Position in English Ordinary/Alternate Language Requirements if other than English Prolongation (working days per annum) Monetary Compensation (SEK per annum) Other details More information
Eventansvarig Event Manager N/A English only 10 3333 See DN regulations: https://uudoctoralboard.se/docs/dn-regulations/ https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X268
Adjungerad till universitetsledningsrådet Adjunct to the University Management Council N/A Written and Spoken Swedish Required 5 None Meeting every 2 weeks. Contact dn@uufs.se
Styrelsen för centrum för forsknings- och bioetik Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics board ordinary Written and Spoken Swedish Required 5 None 1-2 meetings per term (1.5 to 3 hours each). Meeting online possible. https://crb.uu.se/about-crb/
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College alternate Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English 0 None 3 meetings per year. 2 hours long each. Not much preparation. Light position for those interested in university-wide affairs. https://mp.uu.se/web/info/vart-uu/orgstyr/universitetskollegiet
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College altermate Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English 0 None See above See above
Digital ISP-styrgrupp Digital ISP Steering Group N/A Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English 5 None About two meetings per term, position is for two years until the spring 2025 (i.e., incurs a total of 10 days prolongation). Meetings normally in person, but may be over zoom if needed.

Contact cecilia.marklund@uu.se

Styrelsen för centrum för forskning om funktionshinder Centre for Disability Research board ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5     https://cff.uu.se/ Sara Lundberg sara.lundberg@jur.uu.se

Filler elections 12th June

The DN Filler elections will take place via Zoom on Monday the 12th June 2023 between 15:30-17:00 and candidates for contested positions will be interviewed if they wish. By filler elections we mean the election for those PhD representative positions which were not filled in the ordinary electio meeting.

The following positions were not filled on the regular election meeting on May, and we are seeking applicants to these positions! For more information about PhD student representation in general, refer to the information at the end of this page.

Please apply by emailing dn@uufs.se latest by Friday 9th June or by the following form: https://forms.gle/QJNK62i4M45xkTHQ6

Uppdrag på Svenska Position in English Ordinary/Alternate Language Requirements if other than English Prolongation (working days per annum)Monetary Compensation (SEK per annum)Other detailsMore information Current Representative Contact for current rep.
Rådet för forskning Advisory Board for Research ordinary Written and Spoken Swedish Required 5 2-3 meetings per semester (ca. 2 hours each). https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X268 Anna Hallberg anna.hallberg@pubcare.uu.se
Rådet för Samverkan Advisory Board for External Collaboration ordinary Written and Spoken Swedish Required 5 1 meeting per term (1.5 hours per meeting). https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X250 Elena Prats elena.prats@filosofi.uu.se
Styrelsen för centrum för forsknings- och bioetik Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics board ordinary Written and Spoken Swedish Required 5 1-2 meetings per term (1.5 to 3 hours each). Meeting online possible. https://crb.uu.se/about-crb/ Elena Prats elena.prats@filosofi.uu.se
Styrelsen för centrum för digitala humaniora Centre for Digital Humanities ordinary Meetings are held in Swedish 500 SEK per meeting attended 1-2 meetings per term á 2 hours with some preparation https://www.abm.uu.se/cdhu-eng/
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College alternate Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English 3 meetings per year. 2 hours long each. Not much preparation. Light position for those interested in university-wide affairs. https://mp.uu.se/web/info/vart-uu/orgstyr/universitetskollegiet Gustaf Jansson Bjurhamme gustaf.jansson-bjurhammer@edu.uu.se
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College altermate Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English See above See above
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College altermate Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English See above See above

The information below consider elections held in 23rd May, 2023, and the information may not be correct. The results of the election and subsequently the DN positions and PhD student representative positions for the academic year 23-24 can be found on this page on May 26th.

More information about results and filler elections:
Topias Tolonen, dn@uufs.se
DN Chair 22-23, DN Election Committee

Available PhD Student Representative Positions

Do you know any problems with the University? Come and help fix them and apply as a PhD student representative!

The Doctoral Board of Uppsala University (doktorandnämden, DN) elects PhD students to its own positions of trust as well as doctoral student representatives to various bodies of Uppsala University. All of the positions are lucrative ways for PhD students to get to know the university better, deepen their knowledge on PhD student related matters, strengthen their CV, and advocate for PhD students’ rights in various parts of the University! In addition to the positions being fun, challenging and rewarding, you get compensated by prolongation and, in some cases, by money!

In 2023, the elections are held on 23 May at the Doctoral Board’s election meeting. The filler elections are to be held on 12 June.

You can see the available positions in the tables below. All the advertised positions consider a term from 1 August, 2023, to 31 July, 2024, unless otherwise stated. More information on the positions or on doctoral student representation in general can be found below.

Interested? Fill the form https://forms.gle/wq7G3qweXRMWkWJc6 or email your short application to dn@uufs.se by Friday 19 May.

More information:
Topias Tolonen, dn@uufs.se
DN Chair 22-23, DN Election Committee

Doctoral board (dn) positions

Uppdrag på SvenskaPosition in EnglishOrdinary/AlternateLanguage Requirements if other than EnglishProlongation (working days per annum)Monetary Compensation (SEK per annum)More InformationCurrent RepresentativeContact for current rep.
OrdförandeChairpersonN/AAbility to read Swedish / At least one of the chairs or vice-chairs should be able to partake in Swedish meetings5035000See DN regulations: https://uudoctoralboard.se/docs/dn-regulations/Topias Tolonendn@uufs.se
Vice Ordförande x 2Vice Chairperson x 2N/AAt least one of the chairs or vice-chairs should be able to partake in Swedish meetings2021000See aboveIrene Muli and Elena Pratsirene.muli@kbh.uu.se and elena.prats@filosofi.uu.se
SekreterareSecretaryN/A 6000See aboveAyesha Bilalayesha.bilal@neuro.uu.se
EventansvarigEvent ManagerN/A 5000See aboveOreste Affatatooreste.affatato@neuro.uu.se

Note: DN Board consists of representatives of the faculty level PhD Councils. They nominate members to DN’s board in their respective election meetings. 

Representative positions within Uppsala University:

Uppdrag på Svenska Position in English Ordinary/Alternate Language Requirements if other than English Prolongation (working days per annum)Monetary Compensation (SEK per annum)Other detailsMore information Current Representative Contact for current rep.
Bedömargruppen för PUMA Assessment Panel for Educational Development Projects (PUMA) ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) https://mp.uu.se/web/info/undervisa/pedagogisk-utveckling/utvecklingsprojekt/projektmedel Xin Mao xin.mao@teol.uu.se
Biblioteknämnden Library Board ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X254 Caroline Lindroth caroline.lindroth@hist.uu.se
Board of Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive lifespan (WoMHeR) Board of Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive lifespan (WoMHeR) ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 https://uu.se/forskning/womher/organisation Fatih Özel fatih.ozel@ebc.uu.se
Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS) Centre for Integrated research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS) ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 https://humsam.uu.se/circus-en/board/ Catarina Cederved catarina.cederved@kbh.uu.se
Konsistoriet University Board ordinary Swedish 20 280006 meetings a year. At least half-day length. Excessive preparation expected and travel twice a year. https://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/organisation/university-board/ Cecilia Lindskog Whiteley cecilia.whiteley@engelska.uu.se
Nämnden för forskningsinfrastruktur Board for Research Infrastructure ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X252 Zanna Friberg zanna.friberg@abm.uu.se
Nämnden för utredning av avvikelser från god forskningssed (NUAF) Board for Investigation of Misconduct in Research ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X257 Jakob Beise jakob.beise@physics.uu.se
Nämnden för utredning av avvikelser från god forskningssed (NUAF) Board for Investigation of Misconduct in Research alternate At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X257
Rådet för forskning Advisory Board for Research ordinary Swedish 5 2-3 meetings per semester (ca. 2 hours each). https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X268 Anna Hallberg anna.hallberg@pubcare.uu.se
Rådet för internationalisering Advisory Board for Internationalisation ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X251 Lennart Spode lennart.spode@physics.uu.se
Rådet för lika villkor Equal Opportunities Advisory Board ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X244 Subhalagna Choudhury subhalagna.choudhury@fek.uu.se
Rådet för Samverkan Advisory Board for External Collaboration ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 1 meeting per term (1.5 hours per meeting). https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X250 Elena Prats elena.prats@filosofi.uu.se
Samverkansgruppen för arbetsmiljöfrågor (SVAM) Joint Committee on Work Environment Issues ordinary Swedish 5 Meeting every month or every other month. https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X86 Carla Sacchi carla.sacchi@fek.uu.se
Språkverkstadens referensgrupp Reference group for the language workshop alternate At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 1 meeting per semester at Engelska Parken. Very lightweight position. https://www.sprakverkstaden.uu.se/about-us/ Bim Kilje bim.kilje@antro.uu.se
Språkverkstadens Styrgrupp Steering committee for the language workshop ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) https://www.sprakverkstaden.uu.se/about-us/ Xin Mao xin.mao@teol.uu.se
Stipendienämnden Scholarship Board ordinary Swedish 5 Two meetings per year (each half-day long). https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X92 Johan Hagelin johan.hagelin@jur.uu.se
Stipendienämnden Scholarship Board alternate https://mp.uu.se/web/info/katalog/-/orginfo/X92
Styrelsen för Alva Myrdal centrum (AMC) - Kärnvapen nedrustning Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament at Uppsala University ordinary Swedish 5 5 meetings a year. 2 hours each. Possibility to meet online. https://www.uu.se/en/news/article/?id=16082&typ=artikel&lang=en Ebba Ahlgren Cederlof ebba.cederlof@physics.uu.se
Styrelsen för centrum för forskning om funktionshinder Centre for Disability Research board ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 https://cff.uu.se/ Sara Lundberg sara.lundberg@jur.uu.se
Styrelsen för centrum för forsknings- och bioetik Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics board ordinary Swedish 5 1-2 meetings per term (1.5 to 3 hours each). Meeting online possible. https://crb.uu.se/about-crb/ Elena Prats elena.prats@filosofi.uu.se
Styrelsen för centrum för genusvetenskap Center for Gender Research ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 4 meetings per year and forum attendance monthly. Good if the applicant is from the centre. https://www.gender.uu.se/?languageId=1 Subhalagna Choudhury subhalagna.choudhury@fek.uu.se
Styrelsen för centrum för mångvetenskaplig forskning om rasism (CEMFOR) Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR) ordinary Read and understand Swedish (can participate in English) 5 Approx. 2-3 meetings every semester. 2-4 hours per meeting. Not much preparation required. https://cemfor.uu.se/about-us/ Galyna Kutsovska galyna.kutsovska@hist.uu.se
Styrelsen för centrum för medicinsk humaniora Centre for Medical Humanities ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 https://www.idehist.uu.se/centre-for-medical-humanities/
Styrelsen för centrum för digitala humaniora Centre for Digital Humanities ordinary Meetings are held in Swedish 500 SEK per meeting attended 1-2 meetings per term á 2 hours with some preparation https://www.abm.uu.se/cdhu-eng/
Styrelsen för Uppsala diabetescentrum (UDC) Uppsala Diabetes Centre board (UDC) ordinary At least some level of Swedish required (but should be able to speak English in the meetings if necessary) 5 https://uu.se/forskning/udc Giovanni Fanni giovanni.fanni@medsci.uu.se
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College ordinary Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English 3 meetings per year. 2 hours long each. Not much preparation. https://mp.uu.se/web/info/vart-uu/orgstyr/universitetskollegiet Gustaf Jansson Bjurhamme gustaf.jansson-bjurhammer@edu.uu.se
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College ordinary Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English See above See above Martin Häggkvist martin.haggkvist@nek.uu.se
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College ordinary Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English See above See above
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College altermate Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English See above See above Bim Kilje bim.kilje@antro.uu.se
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College altermate Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English See above See above
Universitetskollegiet Electoral College altermate Swedish spoken at meetings but can participate in English See above See above

Help! I don’t speak Swedish fluently or don’t satisfy some other criteria listed above?

From DN’s perspective, any student despite their language background or study location (i.e. Gotland) should be able to partake in doctoral representation. It is our right to select the best candidates for the position, and in principle university should accommodate around the PhD student representative we have chosen. Sadly, this is often difficult in reality.

That is, if you find a suitable position and have a strong will to participate, we strongly encourage you to apply nonetheless! After the elections, it’s easier to then make best out of the situation.

Your desired position is not on the list?

Worry not! Your position is most likely elected by the faculty level doctoral student councils. To contact your closest council, find their information from: https://uudoctoralboard.se/organization/

More information on the available positions

Please refer to the information on the table above, as well as the resources in Uppsala University’s pages. It is also advised to ask information from the current representative, for from the DN chairperson at dn@uufs.se.

General information regarding being a PhD student representative

What does it mean to be a PhD student representative?

Being a PhD student representative elected by DN means that you are assigned by a democratic manner to represent all of the PhD students in the university. It is not a job, and you are not elected as an expert, but as a member of a community and as a PhD student colleague. As a PhD student, your task is only to represent PhD students and bring PhD student point of view to the tables where decisions are made in a way you deem good. If not for PhD student representatives, in many decisions PhD students would be lost between interests of regular staff members and students.

By volunteering for a PhD student representation position you volunteer some of your time to strenghten the democracy ideal of higher education. You are mostly free to work as you wish, and we trust the judgement of elected PhD student representatives in the meetings they attend. Of course, you are entitled and encouraged to ask for opinions of other student representatives, or your fellow PhD colleagues, if necessary. For more information, see the guidelines on student influence: https://www.regler.uu.se/document/?contentId=1015190

What does a student represenative gain from volunteering?

In addition to non-tangible perks such as attainment of high-employable skills and CV rows, you are awarded with prolongation and possibly a monetary compensation. Prolongation roughly means that you are entitled to a contract extension in UU for your PhD studies by a set amount of working days. Prolongation within UU is based on this document: https://www.regler.uu.se/digitalAssets/14/c_14339-l_3-k_forlangning-av-studietid-for-doktorand-med-fortroendeuppdrag.pdf. Monetary compensation is decided in the yearly budget of DN by UUFS.

As a student representative, you will be added to a mailing list of PhD student representatives and are invited to monthly DN meetings.

What is expected from a student representative?

We expect you to work in your elected position as indicated by the position. Usually this means by attending meetings and doing other possible tasks. We do not expect you to work over your assigned prolongation amount, and most of the positions are fairly light compared to the perks you get out of them.

If there are some crucial information or if you need help when doing your representative work, we expect you to contact DN chair or to attend DN meetings in order to discuss these things. In addition, we wish to hear updates from your positions every now and then.

Election Process 

  1. You send your application by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/wq7G3qweXRMWkWJc6
  2. We (as the DN, doctoral board) will then review the applications after the deadline 19th May.
  3. If there are multiple candidates, we will conduct interviews on May 23th between kl. 15 and 17. Information about the possible interview will be messaged on May 22nd.
  4. We make a decision in DN Meeting on the 23th and let the candidates know by latest on the following day.

Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction for DN to elect student representatives is delegated to DN by the Student Unions in Uppsala (https://www.uufs.se/) according to DN regulations: https://uudoctoralboard.se/docs/dn-regulations/

Interested? Fill the form https://forms.gle/wq7G3qweXRMWkWJc6 or email your short application to dn@uufs.se by Sunday 19 May.

More information:
Topias Tolonen, dn@uufs.se
DN Chair 22-23, DN Election Committee