Ref. No. SU FV-0686-17
at the Department of English. Closing date: 18 April 2017.
The Department of English at Stockhom University has an international staff engaged in a wide range of research projects, as demonstrated by the Department’s record of international publications and the Faculty of Humanities’ recognition of our leading research both in literature and linguistics. Linguistic research interests among our members of staff cover areas such as academic and professional uses of English, varieties of English, language variation and change, English as a lingua franca, and sociolinguistics. For further information, please consult the department’s website: www.english.su.se.
As a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities you have the opportunity to participate in the Faculty’s Doctoral School, which offers themes and courses characterised by interdisciplinarity and cooperation across subjects. The Doctoral School also gives you the chance to improve the quality of your education thanks to the interchange provided by the community of PhD students from other subjects and departments.
The Department of English is offering two fully-funded PhD positions in English Linguistics. The positions involve a full tuition fee waiver and a monthly salary. They are tenable for four years, or five if 20 % teaching is undertaken by the candidates.
The successful candidates should have a solid background and training in English Language, Linguistics, or Applied Linguistics, as evidenced by previous experience and qualifications. The Department welcomes applications from well-qualified candidates from all parts of the world.
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicants must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits (ECTS credits), of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of English linguistics stipulates that applicants
The eligibility requirements may also be achieved by an applicant who has acquired equivalent proficiencies either within Sweden or abroad, but it is the Department of English that decides what counts as an equivalent. Eligibility must be met at the latest by the application date.
The overall assessment of the candidates focuses on their capacity to benefit from the training. The selection among the eligible candidates will therefore be based on the following specific criteria:
Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules.
Terms of employment
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.
For more information, please contact Professor Maria Kuteeva, telephone: +46 8 16 12 30, email@example.com.
Further information about the PhD programme in the department can be obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Stefan Helgesson, telephone: +46 8 16 36 23, firstname.lastname@example.org (email is preferred).
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), email@example.com (SEKO), and PhD student representative, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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