Doctoral position in English specialising in English Linguistics
Sort on published: 2018-09-28
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 English at Uppsala University invites applications for a doctoral position in English Linguistics available from 1 January 2019. The deadline for applications is 2nd November 2018.
The Department of English is a well-established research community with scholars working in the fields of English Linguistics, English Literature, and American Literature. Research in English Linguistics at the department focuses primarily on the empirical study of past and present variation and development in the language. Our recent and current research focuses on patterns of structure, meaning and usage in the English language, and variation and change in such patterns influenced by factors such as language-internal features, genre differences, social variables and second-language acquisition. Investigations are carried out within a variety of frameworks, among them corpus linguistics, variationist studies, (historical) sociolinguistics, (historical) pragmatics, manuscript studies, and learner English. Our commitment to empirical studies has led to extensive use of language corpora (text collections and databases), both synchronic and diachronic, and of statistical analysis of data retrieved from such materials.
Doctoral students in the Department of English have contributed to the compilation of corpora at the department and have joined national and international networks by attending conferences and summer schools, as well as spending periods as visiting scholars at universities abroad. Recently completed doctoral theses are available online.
We are looking for a dynamic and committed scholar who works well independently and who is willing to cooperate in and to contribute to the community of researchers working in English Linguistics at the department. We particularly encourage proposals in the areas of corpus linguistics, the history of English after 1500 and learner English. A special entry requirement for admission to the third-cycle study programme in English is that the applicant must meet the requirements for a one-year master degree in English. Information about the subject, admission requirements, and the application process is available on the Department of English homepage.
The regulations governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
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 and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-01-2019, temporary position ending 31-12-2022.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
For information please contact Stuart Robertson, Director of Graduate Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1006 or Lars Hagborg, Senior Faculty Administrator at the Office for Humanities and Social Sciences, email@example.com, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1907.
Please submit your application by 2nd November 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3372.
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Placement: Department of English
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
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 2018/3372
Last application date: 2018-11-02