PhD Student in German with a Focus on German Linguistics
Uppsala University, Department of Modern Languages

PhD student in German with a focus on German linguistics

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Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international position. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate in different ways with society. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of 6.5 billion.


The Department of Modern Languages has about 50 employees who mainly conduct research and education. Research is conducted in four languages: Finnish-Ugrian, Romanian, Slavic, and German. Both the older and the younger language level are explored and the theoretical and methodological scope is also available.


Work assignments / Project description

Education at the research level comprises four years and is financed through employment as a PhD student. The doctoral students are expected to spend their main working hours on education at the research level and actively participate in the seminar's seminar activities. In addition, certain services (eg education) at the institution may occur.


Qualification requirements

For employment as a PhD student, the holder is required or will be admitted to postgraduate education. Qualifying to be admitted to postgraduate education in German is the one that is partly basic and partly specific. Basic eligibility has passed a degree at advanced level, completed at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 credits at advanced level, or in some other way within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.


The special qualifications are regulated in the general study plan for postgraduate education in German ( ).


The application should include the following:


  1. Fill out the application form. This can be downloaded from
  2. Merit list with registry extracts that reinforce general and special eligibility for education at PhD level.
  3. Provided copies of diplomas.
  4. Essays on basic and advanced level and / or thesis work.
  5. A dissertation plan in German (3-5 pages excl. References) describing the project that the applicant intends to implement.


Other information

On the institution's website, you can read more about education at the postgraduate level in German.


For information on admission grounds, please refer to the Faculty of Language Studies website,


Provisions for doctoral students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 5, sections 1 to 7, chapter 7, sections 34-36 and the university's rules and guidelines .


Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to searching for all sexes and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.


Salary : According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).


Access: 2018-02-05, fixed-term employment.


Extent of employment: 100%


Information about the employment is given by
Director of Studies Torbjörn Söder, 018-471 1320,, or education director Lars Hagborg, 018-471 1907, .


Further information on the research area of the PhD student site is answered by Professor Dessislava Stoeva Holm, 018 471 13 33,


Welcome to your application by 15 January 2018, UFV-PA 2017/3673.


We take away recruitment and advertising offers. We only accept the application as described in the advertisement.


Location: Uppsala University, Department of Modern Languages

Type of employment: Full-time, fixed-term employment longer than 6 months

Salary: Fixed salary

Number of vacancies: 1

Employment rate: 100%

Location: Uppsala

County: Uppsala County

Country: Sweden

Union Representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315

Per Sundman, Saco Council 018-471 1485

Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO / ST 018-471 6251

Reference number : UFV-PA 2017/3673

Deadline for application: 2018-01-15

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