LINGUIST List 25.2205

Mon May 19 2014

Support: Japanese, General Linguistics / Norway

Editor for this issue: Danuta Allen <>

Date: 19-May-2014
From: Jobbnorge Jobbnorge as <>
Subject: Japanese, General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Bergen, Norway
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Department: Department of Foreign Languages
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Bergen

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


University of Bergen (UiB), an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties, offers PhD Research Fellowship in Japanese linguistics at the Department of Foreign Languages. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

The PhD fellowship in Japanese linguistics is available starting from August 2014 or as soon as possible. The fellowship is awarded for a period of four years, provided progress is satisfactory.

The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen and conform to the regulations that apply to the position.

- Applicants must meet the formal requirements for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.
- The University requires a Norwegian Master’s degree (i.e. 3 years Bachelor and 2 years Master, 300 ECTS altogether) or an equivalent. Applicants must have completed their Master’s degree at the time of application. The Master’s degree should be within Japanese linguistics or Japanese as a foreign language. However, applicants with other relevant Master’s degrees may also be considered.

The fellowship’s main goal is to lead to a PhD degree, which qualifies for independent research activities and for other work that requires specific competence. The research and educational part of the fellowship comprise 75 % of the total work load, while the last 25 % is dedicated to teaching and/or other obligations. An agreement concerning the actual work load must be made with the department at the time of employment.

In the evaluation of the applicants, attention will be given to the quality of the dissertation proposal as well as the grades achieved during his or her MA studies. In addition to this, attention will be given to the dissertation proposal’s relevance to research being done at the Department of Foreign Languages. Prior to the application deadline, the applicant must establish contact with a supervisor at the Department of Foreign Languages.

Available Funding:
Salary will be given in accordance with level 50 (code 1017/frame 20.8) on the Norwegian government salary scale, currently NOK 420.800 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations. A compulsory 2 % contribution to the State Pension Fund (Statens pensjonskasse) will be deducted from gross salary.

Further information about this fellowship can be obtained from
- research coordinator Sissel Lægreid at:
tel. +47 55 58 24 21;
- or from the department’s research officer Jan A. Johansen at:
tel. +47 55 58 93 78.

See also the homepage of the department:

Academic publications (if any) should be sent in triplicate, fully inventoried, and sorted into 3 identical bundles, by ordinary mail to University of Bergen, The Department of Foreign Languages, P.O. Box 7805, N-5020 Bergen, Norway.

Application deadline: 1 June 2014
Reference no.: 14/527

For full information and how to apply, see website:

Applications Deadline: 01-Jun-2014

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Sissel Laegreid Phone:+47 55 58 24 21

Page Updated: 19-May-2014