PhD position in Chinese linguistics or China’s ethnic minorities
Sort on published: 2018-09-25
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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 Ancient Greek and Latin, Hindi, Swahili, Chinese, and many of the important languages and cultures in the Middle East. Comparative Indo-European linguistics and general linguistics are also part of the department.
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.
Project description: The dissertation project should fall within the areas of expertise available at the department. Special importance will be attached to the quality of the proposed project, and the feasibility of completing it within the stipulated time, as well as the candidate’s suitability and qualifications for the task. For this position, we are seeking a candidate with a solid background in Sinological Studies, who is highly motivated and interested in one of the research fields listed below:
- Chinese linguistics
- China’s ethnic minorities (languages, culture, ethnic minority policies)
The final form of the dissertation project will be decided in collaboration with the supervisor. The applicant shall attach a short research plan to the application. Interviews can also be included in the selection process. Teaching on PhD courses as well as supervision of PhD dissertations is carried out in Swedish or English.
Qualifications: To qualify for a doctoral position a candidate should hold a master’s degree in Chinese/Sinology or equivalent. During the selection process the quality and scope of the MA thesis will play an important role. A basic requirement is a high level of written and spoken English, but otherwise German and French are important languages in the field. Depending on research topic knowledge of other languages may be necessary.
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, (ii) a list of academic results, (iii) a list of any academic publications, and (iv) professional experience relevant to academic research (maximum three pages)
- An authorized copy of your Master’s Degree (or equivalent) including course grades
- A copy of your Master’s thesis (and an English summary in maximum ten pages if it is not in English)
- A 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 (maximum five pages including references). The final form of the dissertation project will be decided in collaboration with the supervisor.
- Other documents which the applicant would like to submit.
The application may be written in English or Swedish.
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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: Local salary regulations apply.
Starting date: January 1, 2019 or as per agreement.
Working hours: full time
For further information about the position, please contact:
Professor of Chinese Joakim Enwall (Joakim.Enwall@lingfil.uu.se), phone + 46 (0)18 471 1084
Director of graduate studies Professor Christer Henriksén (Christer.Henriksen@lingfil.uu.se), phone + 46 (0)18 471 6845
Senior faculty administrator Lars Hagborg (Lars.Hagborg@uadm.uu.se), phone +46 (0)18 471 1907
Deadline for application October 28, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3016
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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
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Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3016
Last application date: 2018-10-28