PhD-position in Finno-Ugric Languages with a focus on Saami linguistics
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The Department of Modern Languages has around 50 employees who essentially conduct research and education. There are four main research areas: Finno-Ugric languages, German, Romance languages, and Slavic languages. Both earlier and later language stages are being studied and the theoretical and methodological scope is wide.
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 to participate actively in the department’s activities. Students are encouraged to combine the position with teaching responsibilities up to a maximum of 20%, which is carried out against an appropriate prolongation of the contract.
The PhD project will involve the documentation and description of a Saamic variety. The final form of the dissertation project will be determined in collaboration with the supervisors.
For employment as PhD-student it is required that the holder is admitted or will be admitted to the PhD-education. To qualify the applicant must meet the requirements for general and the special eligibility. A general eligibility of 240 ECTS credits is required, 60 of which are obtained at advanced level (= one year master’s degree). An applicant may also be considered qualified if s/he has acquired the corresponding competence in other ways. The special requirements for eligibility of studies in the field of Finno-Ugric Languages are found in the general syllabus:
Knowledge of North Saami and Swedish is expected; knowledge of Finnish and/or Meänkieli and experience in linguistic fieldwork would be advantageous.
How to apply: The application should contain:
- A completed application form. It can be downloaded from http://www.sprakvet.uu.se/digitalAssets/82/82781_3ansokan_forskarniva.pdf.
- A CV and a list of academic results which verifies general and specific eligibility for the PhD-education.
- An authorized copy of your MA degree (or equivalent).
- Academic papers from first-cycle and second-cycle levels and/or degree project.
- A research proposal which describes the project which the applicant intend to conduct (3–5 pages excluding references).
On the Department’s homepage, www.moderna.uu.se, there is more information about the PhD-education in Finno-Ugric Languages. Here you will also find information about admission requirements and guidelines for admission to doctoral study programmes. http://www.sprakvet.uu.se/forskning/forskarutbildning/soka/
Regulations for doctoral students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, sections 1–7; Chapter 7, sections 34–36, and in the University’s Rules and Regulations at http://regler.uu.se.
For more information about the position, please contact
Professor Rogier Blokland, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1314
For general information about the conditions of employment, please contact
Lars Hagborg, Senior Faculty Administrator at the Office for Humanities and Social Sciences, email@example.com, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1907 or Torbjörn Söder, Director of Graduate Studies, Torbjorn.Soder@moderna.uu.se, tel. +46 (0) 18-471 1320.
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: 2017-09-01, temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
You are welcome to submit your application no later than June 11, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/1620.
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Placement: Department of Modern Languages
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/1620
Last application date: 2017-06-11