LINGUIST List 28.496

Tue Jan 24 2017

Support: General Linguistics / Sweden

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 18-Jan-2017
From: Mia Moncatar <>
Subject: General Linguistics, PhD, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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Department: Department of Languages and Literatures
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Gothenburg

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Languages and Literatures at University of Gothenburg, Sweden is offering Three or more Doctoral Studentships in Languages:

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Languages and Literatures, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2017-09-01
Reference number: UR 2016/1255

The Department offers third-cycle education in nine subject areas: African languages, Arabic, English, Ancient Greek, Japanese, Latin, Romance languages, Slavic languages and German. More information is available at The advertised positions concern all of these subject areas. Applicants must indicate in their application which subject area they are interested in.

Job assignments

The doctoral students will engage in third-cycle education in accordance with the general syllabus for the respective subject areas they are admitted to (see

They will be expected to formulate and carry out a thesis project and complete the coursework prescribed in said syllabi. The education will be documented in an individual study plan established at the beginning of the programme. The doctoral students will participate actively in the Department’s research environment.

The advertised positions are for the following subject areas: African languages, Arabic, English, Ancient Greek, Japanese, Latin, Romance languages (primarily French and Spanish), Slavic languages and German. As none of the advertised positions are reserved for a specific subject area, all applicants compete with each other on equal terms regardless of specialisation.

The advertised positions are limited in duration to 4 years and are carried out on a full-time basis unless there are acceptable reasons to the contrary (minimum half time). The positions may include departmental duties (such as teaching) corresponding to up to 20% of a full-time post over the course of study. If such tasks are required, the duration of the respective appointment will be extended accordingly.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please follow the application website below and search for the announcement under “Doctoral student/assistant/teaching assistant” with reference number UR 2016/1255.

Applications Deadline: 15-Feb-2017

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Associate Head of Department, Gunhild Vidén
        Dept: Department of Languages and Literatures

Page Updated: 24-Jan-2017