PhD position in Iranian language directed towards modern Persian literature
Sort on published: 2018-09-01
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Research and teaching at the Department of linguistics and philology covers approx. twenty different languages and linguistic subjects as well as computational linguistics. These include many of the important languages and cultures in the Middle East, to which can be added Hindi, Swahili, Chinese/Sinology, Ancient Greek, Latin, Comparative Indo-European linguistics and general linguistics.
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 %.
Duties/Project description: The research project should be directed towards Modern Persian literature, especially towards modern Persian fiction after the Islamic Revolution 1979.
Requirements: We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in modern Persian literature. To qualify for a doctoral position the candidate should hold a MA degree in Persian language and literature or equivalent. The candidate must also show proficiency in English by means of a TOEFL, IELS or a similar certificate.
For more information about postgraduate studies at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, can be found at the following website: https://www.lingfil.uu.se/admissions/doctoral-studies/.
Application: Applications should include a letter (in English or Swedish), where the applicant briefly describes her/his research interests and relevant experience, a research proposal, CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, a copy of your MA thesis (or equivalent), as well as other relevant documents that the applicant wishes to refer to.
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Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 2018-12-01 or by agreement.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact: Senior lecturer Forogh Hashabeiky, e-post Forogh.Hashabeiky@lingfil.uu.se, tel + 46 (0) 18-471 1421. Director for graduate studies, Professor Christer Henriksén, e-post Christer.Henriksen@lingfil.uu.se, tel. +46 (0) 18-471 6845. Senior faculty administrator Lars Hagborg, e-post Lars.Hagborg@uadm.uu.se, tel. 018- 471 1907.
Please submit your application by 28 September 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2143.
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Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
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 2018/2143
Last application date: 2018-09-28