Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.
The Department of English contains five areas of specialization in both teaching and research: English Linguistics, English Literature, American Literature, Irish language and Culture and SINAS, the Swedish Institute for North American Studies. Research at the department is conducted within all these areas. The doctoral program in English is divided into three sections, one specializing in English Linguistics, one specializing in English Literature, and one specializing in American Literature. We are now recruiting a PhD student in English with a specialization in English Linguistics.
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Research in English Linguistics includes both historical and present-day stages of the English language. Some recent and current research areas include corpus linguistics, Early and Late Modern English syntax and pragmatics, stylistics, heritage languages, and English as a second language.
Our doctoral students in the Department of English are integrated into our research environment. Further, doctoral students are also expected to join national and international networks by, for instance, attending conferences where they present their research. Abstracts of recently completed doctoral theses are available online.
Uppsala University invites applicants for a doctoral position in English, specializing in English Linguistics. 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 the department. For this position, we particularly encourage research proposals on stylistics or corpus linguistics, two areas that may also be fruitfully combined in the same proposal.
To be eligible to apply for the doctoral position, the applicant must meet all requirements for a Master’s Degree in English before the application date. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. The doctoral dissertation is to be written in English.
Please note that admission to a PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master’s Degree at the time of application is a prerequisite.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines .
The successful candidate will pursue doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and will be expected to participate actively in departmental activities including, for instance, work-in-progress seminars, workshops, staff meetings, etc.
The position is a 4-year full-time employment, which qualifies for all Swedish social benefits such as paid parental leave. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20% of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally). All doctoral students have dedicated office space and are expected to be present full-time in the Department. The Department of English homepage provides further information about the doctoral programme in English. To locate this information on our homepage, select the link to “Research” and then follow the link to “Graduate Studies”.
Your application should be written in English. The list of the required application materials for a complete application is found at https://www.engelska.uu.se/education/phd_level/
Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7 and in Uppsala University’s Rules and Regulation s.
The doctoral program in English is regulated by the general syllabus for the subject, available at https://www.sprakvet.uu.se/forskning/forskarutbildning/studieplaner/ .
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date January 1st 2023or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala
Salary: According to a local agreement for PhD students.
For further information about the position, please contact: : Ashleigh Harris, Director of PhD Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org , 018-471 1269
Please submit your application by August 31st 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2642.
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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
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/2642
Last application date: 2022-08-31
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