Ph D position in Slavic languages directed towards Russian
Sort on published: 2018-06-08
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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
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 studied and the theoretical and methodological scope is wide.
We now announce a Ph D position within the section of Slavic languages directed towards Russian. The research project should primarily be within the area of linguistics; relevant fields of research include political rhetoric and political discourse, intermediality and new media, in all cases aimed at contemporary Russia. Other fields of research may also be relevant.
Conditions/Project: 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 to be carried out against an appropriate prolongation of the contract.
Qualifications: 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 specific requirements for eligibility of studies in the field of Slavic languages are found in the general syllabus: http://www.sprakvet.uu.se/digitalAssets/457/c_457426-l_3-k_aspslaviska.pdf.
Knowledge of Swedish is not required, but is considered an advantage.
Experience of field work or internship in Russia is also advantageous.
Selection: The selection of candidates will be based on the applicants’ ability to fulfill the education. The review will be take into account the applicants’ submitted records, the quality of the MA thesis (or equivalent) and research proposal, references, relevant experiences, the applicants’ submitted motivation for applying for the position, and interviews.
How to apply. The application should contain:
- A completed application form. It may be downloaded here.
- A CV and a list of academic results which verify 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 Slavic 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 associate professor Maria Engström, +46-18-471 1305 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information about the position, please contact:
Director of graduate studies Torbjörn Söder, +46-18-471 1320, email@example.com; senior faculty administrator Lars Hagborg, +46-18-471 1907, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by August 1 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2141.
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Placement: Department of Modern Languages
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/2141
Last application date: 2018-08-01