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Support: Applied Linguistics; Clinical Linguistics; Psycholinguistics: Sociolinguistics: PhD, University of Oslo

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 13-Feb-2018
From: Malene Boyum <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Clinical Linguistics; Psycholinguistics: Sociolinguistics: PhD, University of Oslo, Norway
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Department: Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Oslo / Center for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan (MultiLing)

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Clinical Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics


One Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) is available at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo (UiO), starting in August 2018.

MultiLing aims to generate scientific knowledge on multilingualism across the lifespan, related to three themes: Individual multilingual competence, multilingual language practices, and management of multilingualism in society (for more information, see MultiLing plans to further strengthen its research portfolio by enhancing the focus on the dimensions of education, technology, and Norway’s societal diversity; each of these dimensions intersect all three themes.

MultiLing seeks to recruit a doctoral candidate with excellent research qualifications who will work with members of the team on one of three research projects, funded by the University of Oslo’s investment in developing world-leading research communities:
-Studies of multilingual aphasia
-Multilingualism and mediated communication
-Multilingualism and globalization: Perspectives from Norway

Applicants are expected to present an independent research project proposal relevant for one of the research projects listed above. The applicant must explain how the project is relevant for the chosen MultiLing project. Projects are expected to incorporate one or more of the dimensions of education (broadly defined, including learning), technology, and Norway’s societal diversity.

The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the relevant research areas addressed above, to contribute to and participate in the various workshops, conferences and activities organized by MultiLing, and to be an active member of the MultiLing team in Oslo.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of three years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment along with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

- Master's Degree or equivalent in linguistics, Scandinavian languages, rhetorics and communication, psychology or other disciplines relevant for the individual project. The Master's Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
-Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
-The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
-The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
-The applicant's ability to complete research training
-Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities
Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

For further information, please visit the application website provided.

Applications Deadline: 15-Mar-2018

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Professor, Director Elizabeth Lanza

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