atthe Department of linguistics. Closing date: 15 april 2023 .
The Department of Linguistics conducts research and offers education in a number of areas such as child language development, computational linguistics, general linguistics, multilingualism in the deaf and hard of hearing, phonetics and sign language. The department hosts three infrastructures, Språkstudion Language Learning Resource Centre, the Phonetics Laboratory and SUBIC Stockholm University Brain Imaging Center.
Project description The position is linked to the research profile sign language. This implies that the research plan attached to the application must have a topic linked to research on sign language. The focus should be on the study of the structure of signed languages.
Qualification requirements In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or must have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in linguistics, the general syllabus stipulates that an applicant must have received a passing grade on course work of at least 30 higher education credits from the second cycle in Linguistics, including a degree project of at least 15 credits on a topic relevant to the proposed research plan. In addition, the applicant is required to be proficient in the language of the proposed doctoral thesis (English, Swedish or Swedish Sign Language). Proficiency is demonstrated in the research plan and other relevant parts of the application (such as undergraduate theses, publications, grades, certificates and an interview). The entry requirements can also be met by students who have acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere. Assessment of eligibility is decided on in accordance with the department's local admission procedure and the department's decision and delegation procedure.
The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications. Individual plan for studies in linguistics (in swedish)
Selection Selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. Selection is made by the Department Board, applying the following assessment criteria:
In selecting applicants for postgraduate education in linguistics, the department board must take into account rules and regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. In addition to the above selection criteria, the following will be of great importance in the assessment:
Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www. su.se/rules and regulations.
Terms of employment Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.
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.
For this particular position, the doctoral student is expected to perform departmental duties corresponding to 20 % of full time. Where applicable, the total time of the appointment is extended to correspond to a full-time doctoral programme for four years. The proportion of departmental duties may be unevenly distributed across the duration of the doctoral programme.
Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.
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Contact For more information, please contact the Head of Department (deputy) Ingela Holmström, [email protected] For questions about the doctoral programme, contact the Director of Studies for postgraduate education, Bernhard Wälchli, telephone: +46 8 16 23 44, [email protected]
Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, [email protected], Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, [email protected], [email protected] (SEKO), and PhD student representative, [email protected]
Application Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.
Please include the following information with your application
and, in addition, please include the following documents
Note that the proposal must address the following questions: why your project is suitable to be carried out at the Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University, how you intend to contribute to the research environment at the department with your research project, what makes you particularly suitable (to carry out the proposed research project).
The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
You are welcome to apply!
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