LINGUIST List 29.3755

Fri Sep 28 2018

Jobs: Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Typology: Post Doc, Stockholm University

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Date: 28-Sep-2018
From: Sofia Gustafson Capkova <>
Subject: Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Typology: Post Doc, Stockholm University, Sweden
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University or Organization: Stockholm University
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Web Address:
Job Title: Post Doc Fellows in Language Sciences

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Typology


Four positions as Postdoctoral Fellows in Language Sciences related to the Special Doctoral Programme in Language and Linguistics. Ref. No. SU FV-3087-18. Closing date: 25 October 2018.

The Special Doctoral Programme in Language and Linguistics (FoSprak) announces 4 positions as Postdoctoral Fellow at any of the following departments at the Faculty of Humanities, Stockholm University:
- The Department of English
- Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German
- Department of Linguistics
- Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies
- Department of Language Education
- Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism
- Department of Romance Studies and Classics

Project description:
The topic for the project shall fall within the profile area of FoSprak. This implies that the research questions of the project shall have a focus on basic linguistic research, above all the structure of language and language as system. The project must have a firm anchoring within the traditional areas of grammar (morphology and syntax), phonology, semantics and pragmatics, draw on empirical material from one or more languages, and preferably from a cross-linguistic or diachronic perspective.

Main responsibilities:
The position involves research.

Qualification requirements:
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria:
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills, that the intended project falls within the profile area of FoSprak, and that it relates to a research field which is represented at the department where the applicant intends to complete the project. Attention will be given to planned cooperation with other department at the Faculty of Humanities than the intended home department. The applicant is expected to master English or Swedish, both in speech and writing, and have good communication skills. Knowledge of additional languages is a merit.

Terms of employment:
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 1 July 2019 or as per agreement.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Secretary of FoSprak, Sofia Gustafson Capkova, telephone: +46 8 16 32 84,

Apply for the 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. Follow this link to see a list of materials to be included in your application

The instructions for applicants are available at:

Application Deadline: 25-Oct-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Sofia Gustafson Capkova
Phone: +46 8 16 32 84
Fax: +468155389

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