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PhD student in Indology or Indology with emphasis on Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
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 PhD project should fall within in the area of South Asian languages or literatures, or alternatively in the area of Comparative Indoeuropean linguistics.
Requirements: In order to qualify for this position, candidates must have a master’s degree in Indology or in Comparative Indoeuropean linguistics, or equivalent.
Procedure for applications: The application should include a letter where the applicant presents her-/himself and her/his research interests. The application must also include a description of the planned project (with a time-frame), CV, copies of academic certificates (including mark sheets), dissertations and other relevant documents the applicant would like to submit. Applications can be in Swedish or English.
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.
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.
Starting date: 01-11-2019 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 Heinz Werner Wessler (Heinzwerner.Wessler@lingfil.uu.se), phone +46 (0)18 471 7015, Senior Lecturer Christiane Schaefer (Christiane.Schaefer@lingfil.uu.se), phone +46 (0)18 471 7018, Director of graduate studies, Professor Christer Henriksén (Christer.Henriksen@lingfil.uu.se), phone +46 (0)18 471 6845.
Please submit your application by 23 September 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2812.
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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
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2812
Last application date: 2019-09-23