PhD student in Greek and Byzantine Studies
The deadline for applying to this position has passed.
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The Department of Linguistics and Philology is involved in research and education in a number of languages and language-related subjects and provides an international work environment. The department’s activities cover many of the classical and modern languages and cultures in large areas of Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as computational and general linguistics. Education is offered at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.
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: Doctoral students in Greek at Uppsala university work in a lively research environment with scholars interested in the Greek language and Greek culture from antiquity to the Byzantine period. For this position we are looking primarily for a candidate who is interested in working within the frame of the research program “Retracing Connections: Byzantine Storyworlds in Greek, Arabic, Georgian, and Old Slavonic (c. 950–c. 1100)”, investigating various aspects of translinguistic and transcultural narration in medieval texts. Applications for projects that fall outside the scope of this research program are also welcome, but should fall broadly within the areas of expertise available at the department. The proposed doctoral project must be described in a research plan attached to the application. Particular consideration will be given to the project’s quality and feasibility within the stipulated time frame, as well as to the candidate’s fitness and qualifications for the task.
Requirements: To qualify for a doctoral position a candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Greek or Byzantine Studies or equivalent.
Additional qualifications: Solid and broad language skills are a merit, as is experience from international study environments.
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 Greek/Byzantine Studies and other relevant areas including a transcript of finished courses and their grades/dates, (ii) a list of any academic publications, (iii) professional experience relevant to academic research (maximum four pages)
- A copy of your MA thesis (or equivalent)
- A tentative research proposal which (i) states a research question which falls within the project or field described above, (ii) describes the methodology and work plan, and (iii) contextualises the expected results in relation to the state of the art.
- Other documents which the applicant would like to adduce.
The application may be written in English or Swedish.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1 and at https://www.sprakvet.uu.se/research/phd-studies/
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 01-01-2021 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Professor Ingela Nilsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
Please submit your application by 24 September 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3010.
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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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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3010
Last application date: 2020-09-24
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