LINGUIST List 28.498

Tue Jan 24 2017

Support: Romance; English; German / Sweden

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 18-Jan-2017
From: Mia Moncatar <>
Subject: Romance; English; German, 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

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)


The Department of Languages and Literatures at University of Gothenburg, Sweden is offering 2 Doctoral Studentships in English, German and/or Romance 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 2016/1253

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 the subject areas English, German and Romance languages. 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 subject areas English, German and Romance languages. As for Romance languages, the Department is currently offering education in primarily French and Spanish. The planned thesis project must have a clear focus on one of said languages from a learning perspective.

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.


The advertised positions are intended for individuals who are not already enrolled in a PhD programme. To be eligible for the positions, an applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements. An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he/she (1) has obtained a second-cycle (Master’s) degree, (2) has completed at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level or (3) has acquired largely equivalent knowledge in other ways, in Sweden or abroad.

To be considered for the advertised positions, an applicant must meet both the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies in Sweden and the specific entry requirements according to the applicable programme syllabus. An applicant’s qualifications must be clearly identified in the application. Moreover, applicants are required to be proficient in both English and other languages of relevance in relation to the chosen project. The general programme syllabi are available at

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 2016/1253.

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