Doctoral position in English
Uppsala University, Department of English

Doctoral position in English

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.


The Department of English at Uppsala University is an established research community with scholars working in the fields of English Linguistics, English Literature, and American Literature. The department invites applications for a doctoral position in English, specialising either in English Linguistics, English Literature or American Literature. Applications should reach the department no later than 28th May 2018. The position is available from 1 September 2018.


English Linguistics


English language research at the department focuses on the empirical study of past and present variation and development in the language. Among key areas in recent and current research are patterns of structure, meaning and usage in the English language, and variation in such patterns influenced by genre differences or by social factors. Investigations are carried out within frameworks such as variationist studies, (historical) sociolinguistics, (historical) pragmatics, manuscript studies, and language learning. Doctoral students have contributed to the compilation of electronic text resources at the department and joined national and international networks by attending conferences and summer schools and spending periods of time as visiting scholars at universities abroad.


English Literature


Research in English Literature includes all literatures written in English outside of North America from 1500 to the present. Central concerns and foci across this spectrum include: the making and unmaking of Englishness in English literature; the politics of gender and of race in British writing; the global flows and distribution of English Literature (in the times of the British empire and in the post-colonial and trans-national present); modernism, literary ethics and aesthetics. We encourage proposals for research in these broad fields.


American Literature


Research in American Literature and Culture includes all literatures produced on the territory of what is now the United States from colonial times to the present, along with the work of Americans abroad. Some recent and current research areas include globalism, transnationalism, risk humanities, critical finance studies, the environmental and energy humanities, comparative revolutions, and archipelagic American Studies. For this position, we particularly encourage proposals for projects with a broad historical inflection that seek to explicate the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century roots and permutations of current predicaments, from the dilemmas of the risk society and the neoliberal economy, over the ecological crisis, to the new cultural geology of the Anthropocene.


Information regarding current research in English Linguistics, English Literature and American Literature can be found on our department homepage. Recently completed doctoral theses are also available online. Further information about admission requirements, and the application process are also available on the Department of English homepage at


A special entry requirement for admission to the third-cycle study programme in English is that the applicant must have a one-year master degree in English (or an equivalent qualification). The Department of English homepage provides further information about the doctoral level-programme in English. Under the headings “Courses/programmes” and “PhD Programme in English”, information is available on the qualifications that are required to apply for the doctoral programme.


Regulations for third-cycle students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1–7; Chapter 6, Sections 25–36; Chapter 7, Sections 34–41, and in the University’s Rules and Regulations at


Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.


Starting date: 2018-09-01 or according to agreement.


Type of position: Fixed-term, full time.


For information please contact Stuart Robertson, Director of Graduate Studies,, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1006 or Lars Hagborg, Senior Faculty Administrator at the Office for Humanities and Social Sciences,, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1907.


You are invited to submit your application by 28th May 2018. Please be sure to include the reference number UFV-PA 2018/1399.


We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.


Placement: Department of English


Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months


Number of positions: 1


Working hours: 100


Town: Uppsala


County: Uppsala län


Country: Sweden


Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1399


Last application date: 2018-05-28


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