PhD student position in Finno-Ugric languages
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The Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University announces a PhD student position in Finno-Ugric languages. The position will begin on October 3 2016. The deadline for applications is July 4 2016.
An application for study at the graduate level and a project description (3–5 A4 pages) must be submitted in the designated application form (see below).
Project: The potential PhD project in Finno-Ugric linguistics may (but does not have to) fall into any section member’s expertise. These include:
- Languages: Estonian, Finnish, minor Finnic languages, Hungarian, Permic languages, Saamic languages;
- Topics: dialectology & dialectometry, endangered languages, field linguistics and language documentation, Finno-Ugric minority languages in Sweden, historical-comparative linguistics, language contact, language description, language policy & standardization, language typology, lexicology & lexicography.
Qualifications: To qualify for a doctoral position in Finno-Ugric linguistics a candidate should hold a one year master’s degree in Finno-Ugric linguistics or equivalent.
Knowledge of Swedish is expected.
Conditions: 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.
How to apply: 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 in Finno-Ugric linguistics and other relevant areas, (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 MA degree (or equivalent).
- An five-page sample of your academic writing (from publications or previously submitted academic coursework).
- 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 (four pages including references). The actual dissertation project of the successful candidate will be worked out in collaboration with the supervisors.
- Other documents which you would like to adduce.
The application may be written in English or Swedish.
Note: the application and attachments should be submitted electronically through the recruiting system My Network.
For a general description of PhD student admissions in Sweden, see the Act of higher education (Högskoleförordningen) chap. 7 §§34-41. Rules concerning the employment of PhD students in Sweden can be found in the Act of higher education (Högskoleförordningen) chap. 5 §§1-7. Rules for doctoral studies in Sweden can be found in the Act of higher education (Högskoleförordningen) chap. 6 §§26-36. Local admission rules, regulations and guidelines for doctoral studies, at Uppsala University and the faculty of Languages can be found at http://regler.uu.se and at http://www.sprakvet.uu.se/forskning/forskarutbildning.
For information about admission requirements, application forms, etc., please see the Faculty of Languages homepage (http://www.sprakvet.uu.se/forskning/forskarutbildning/ ), or contact Lars Hagborg, Senior Faculty Administrator, Lars.Hagborg@uadm.uu.se, tel. 018-471 19 07.
You can read (in Swedish) more about PhD studies in Finno-Ugric languages on the homepage of the Department of Modern Languages (http://www.moderna.uu.se/utbildning/forskarutbildning/ ). Here you will also find information about admission requirements and departmental guidelines for admission to doctoral study programs. The Department will, if necessary, apply for an exemption from the language requirement concerning Swedish if the applicant with the best qualifications does not meet this particular requirement.
Regulations for doctoral students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1–7; Chapter 6, Sections 25–36; Chapter 7, Sections 34–41, and in the University’s Rules and Regulations at http://regler.uu.se.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
For more information about the position, please contact
Professor Rogier Blokland, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1907 or Torbjörn Söder, Director of Graduate Studies, Torbjorn.Soder@moderna.uu.se, tel. +46 (0) 18-471 1320.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2016-07-04, UFV-PA 2016/1707
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
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
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/1707
Last application date: 2016-07-04
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