Postdoctoral Position in Modern Languages
Uppsala University Department of Modern Languages

Postdoctoral position oriented towards linguistics or literature

Published: 2020-03-13

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Modern Languages has around 60 employees who conduct research and education in several languages and literatures. There are four main research areas: Finno-Ugric languages, German, Romance languages, and Slavic languages. Both earlier and later language stages are studied and the theoretical and methodological scope is wide. Information about research at the department can be found here.

The Department of Modern Languages announces a postdoctoral position oriented towards linguistics or literature.

Duties: The applicant is expected to do mainly her/his own research, including applications for external funding. In addition, 20 % of the duty includes duties at the department (e.g. teaching). As an employee at the Department of Modern Languages, you are expected to participate actively in the department’s seminar series and in other ways, by being present, to contribute to the research environment at the department.    

Qualifications: Eligible for employment as a postdoc are those who have a doctoral degree or a degree found to be equivalent with a doctoral degree in one of the department’s research subjects, Finno-Ugric languages, German, Romance languages or Slavic languages, specializing in either linguistics or literary studies. The degree shall have been obtained at most five years before the deadline for applications. If there are special reasons the degree may have been obtained earlier. Special reasons refers to absence due to illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within trade unions or other similar circumstances.

Selection: Following the qualitative holistic assessment of competence and expertise, the applicant who is judged to have the best potential to carry out her/his research project and to apply for external funding will be selected.

Application: The application should, in addition to your application letter and CV, contain a list of your publications, a brief description of your research project and your doctoral diploma, and possibly a list of your external research funding.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-09-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Director of third cycle studies Torbjörn Söder, +46 18 471 1320,

Please submit your application by 10 april 2020, UFV-PA 2020/898.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Modern Languages

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/898

Last application date: 2020-04-10

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