PhD student in linguistics
Published: : 2019-10-04
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Linguistics and Philology is involved in research and education in a number of languages and language-related subjects and provides an international work environment. The department’s activities cover many of the classical and modern languages and cultures in large areas of Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as computational and general linguistics. Education is offered at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.
Doctoral studies extend over a 4-year period during which the PhD-student will receive a salary as an employee of the department. Doctoral students are expected to engage in full-time study and research, and contribute to and participate in the department’s activities. Teaching and/or administrative tasks may be involved up to a maximum of 20%, which is carried out against an appropriate prolongation of the contract.
Researchers in General Linguistics have a broadly empirical approach, and study topics ranging from language acquisition and second language learning to language description, areal typology and phylogenetic linguistics. The proposed doctoral project should fall within the supervisory scope available in the subject area, and its final form will be determined in consultation with the advisor. Applicants should discuss their proposed research with a potential supervisor before submission.
To qualify for a doctoral position in Linguistics a candidate should hold an advanced degree fulfilling the requirements for a master’s degree in Linguistics, or the equivalent. The scope and quality of the candidate’s independent work will play a major role in selection, as will the quality and orientation of the thesis plan. An additional requirement is well-documented ability in written and spoken English or Swedish.
The application should contain:
- A letter of intent describing your research interests and motivation for PhD studies (maximum one page)
- A CV containing (i) a description of your education in linguistics and other relevant areas, (ii) a list of academic results, (iii) professional experience relevant to academic research, and (iv) relevant technical skills (maximum three pages)
- An authorized copy of your MA degree (or equivalent)
- A copy of your master’s thesis (or equivalent)
- An eight-page sample of your written academic English (from publications or previously submitted academic coursework)
- A sample research proposal which (i) states a research question, (ii) describes the methodology and work plan, and (iii) contextualises the expected results in relation to the state of the art. The actual dissertation project of the successful candidate will be worked out in collaboration with the supervisor (four pages including references)
- Other documents which the applicant would like to adduce.
The application may be written in Swedish or English.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.
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.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: January 1, 2020, or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact:
Professor Michael Dunn (email@example.com), tel +46 (0)18-471 1341
Director of graduate studies, Professor Christer Henriksén (firstname.lastname@example.org), tel +46 (0)18-471 6845
Senior faculty administrator Lars Hagborg (email@example.com), tel +46 (0)18-471 1907
Please submit your application by November 15, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3306.
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Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben email@example.com
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3306
Last application date: 2019-11-15