atthe Department of Linguistics. Closing date: 15 October
The Department of Linguistics conducts research and offers education
in a number of areas such as child language development, computational
linguistics, general linguistics, multilingualism in the deaf and hard of
hearing, phonetics and sign language. The department hosts three
infrastructures, Språkstudion Language Learning Resource Centre, the Phonetics
Laboratory and SUBIC Stockholm University Brain Imaging Center, and several
research groups conduct research in experimental paradigms related to the
The positions are linked to one of the department's following research
profiles: child language development, computational linguistics, general
linguistics (notably language documentation and linguistic typology),
phonetics, sign language and multilingualism in the deaf and hard of hearing.
This implies that the research plan attached to the application must have a
topic that is related to research conducted at the Department of Linguistics,
see www. su.se/department-of-linguistics/research.
In order to meet the general entry requirements , the applicant must have
completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240
higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or
must have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in
linguistics, the general syllabus stipulates that an applicant must have
received a passing grade on course work of at least 30 higher education
credits from the second cycle in Linguistics, including a degree project of at
least 15 credits on a topic relevant to the proposed research plan. In
addition, the applicant is required to be proficient in the language of the
proposed doctoral thesis (English, Swedish or Swedish Sign Language).
Proficiency is demonstrated in the research plan and other relevant parts of
the application (such as undergraduate theses, publications, grades,
certificates and an interview). The entry requirements can also be met by
students who have acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
Assessment of eligibility is decided on in accordance with the department's
local admission procedure and the department's decision and delegation
The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.
Selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to
benefit from the training. Selection is made by the Department Board, applying
the following assessment criteria:
Education in general. Assessment is made with regard to both depth and
breadth in previous education.
Scholarly production. On the basis of the applicant's degree projects from
the first and second cycle and, where applicable, other scholarly
production, the applicant's ability to benefit from the training is
assessed according to the following criteria: critical ability, analytical
skills, creativity, independence and scholarly precision. The time aspect
is also considered, that is, to what extent the applicant has demonstrated
an ability to complete previous academic projects within specified time
limits. In addition, based on a comparison of previous academic output, an
assessment is made of the applicant's academic development.
Research plan. The applicant must describe his/her proposed field of
research in a research plan. The research plan should contain one or more
research problems and an outline of the research project. The research
plan is assessed on the basis of: relevance, originality, and potential
for completion within the specified time limits (i.e. a period equivalent
to four years of full-time study for a doctoral degree).
Available supervisor resources.
Teamwork skills. The applicant's ability to collaborate is assessed on the
basis of, for example, references, certificates or interviews.
In selecting applicants for postgraduate education in linguistics, the
department board must take into account rules and regulations of the Faculty
In addition to the above selection criteria, the following will be of great
importance in the assessment:
A clear link between the research plan and one of the department's
Relevance of the proposed research project to the department's research
Experience in research-related work within the profile of the proposed
Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are
available at: www. su.se/rules and regulations.
Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle
programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may
be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of
employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education,
but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a
maximum of 20 % of a full-time position. For this particular position, the
doctoral student is expected to perform departmental duties corresponding to
20 % of full time. Where applicable, the total time of the appointment is
extended to correspond to a full-time doctoral programme for four years. The
proportion of departmental duties may be unevenly distributed across the
duration of the doctoral programme.
Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and
with equal opportunities for all.
For more information, please contact the Head of Department Mattias
Heldner, telephone: +46 8 16 19 88, email@example.com. For questions about
the doctoral programme, contact the Director of Studies for postgraduate
education, Bernhard Wälchli, +46 8 16 23 44, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, email@example.com,
Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46
8 16 34 89, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (SEKO), and PhD student
Apply for the PhD student 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.
Please include the following information with your application
Your contact details and personal data
Your highest degree
Your language skills
Contact details for 2–3 referees (please, specify their relationship to
you as an applicant and what they are expected to testify to or comment
and, in addition, please include the following documents
CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of
Dissertation plan/research proposal, inclusive of the following:
brief background (research context and relationship to own interests/qualifications)
method and data
expected results (specify the scope, especially if the results are mainly descriptive)
Note that the proposal must address the following questions: why your project
is suitable to be carried out at the Department of Linguistics at Stockholm
University, how you intend to contribute to the research environment at the
department with your research project, what makes you particularly suitable
(to carry out the proposed research project).
Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and
specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
You are welcome to apply!
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