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Doctoral position in English, specialising either in English or American Literature

Published: : 2017-10-03

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

The Department of English is an established research community of scholars working in the fields of English Linguistics, English Literature, and American Literature. Research in English Literature includes all literatures written in English outside of North America from 1500 to the present. Research in American Literature explores a range of topics from canonical American literature to ethnic studies and visual culture. Our researchers draw upon a wide range of theories and methods in literary studies. Researchers in both English and American literature collaborate with national and international colleagues and participate in wide scholarly networks. Some doctoral students in literature have studied abroad during their degree, often in America or Great Britain. Information regarding some current research in English literature and American literature can be found on our department homepage. Recently completed doctoral theses are also available online.

Further information about the subject, admission requirements, and the application process are available on the Department of English homepage.

A special entry requirement for admission to the third-cycle study programme in English is that the applicant must meet the requirements for a one-year master degree in English. The Department of English homepage provides further information about the doctoral level-programme in English. Under the headings “Courses/programmes” and “PhD Programme in English”, information is available on the qualifications that are required to apply for the doctoral programme.

Regulations for third-cycle students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1–7; Chapter 6, Sections 25–36; Chapter 7, Sections 34–41, and in the University’s Rules and Regulations at

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: The position is available from 1 January 2018.

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact
Stuart Robertson, Director of Graduate Studies,, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1006 or Lars Hagborg, Senior Faculty Administrator at the Office for Humanities and Social Sciences,, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1907.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-11-08, UFV-PA 2017/3471.

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Placement: Department of English

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3471

Last application date: 2017-11-08

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