Researcher in Linguistics
Uppsala University Department of Linguistics and Philology

Researcher in Linguistics

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 Linguistics and Philology carries out research and teaching within a range of languages and language-adjacent areas and offers an international working environment. The department’s areas of expertise cover many classical as well as modern languages and cultures in large areas of Europe, Asia and Africa, in addition to computational linguistics and general linguistics. Courses are offered at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.

Context: Due to unexpected staff turnover, a three year position as researcher has become available in the Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond Project Cultural Evolution of Texts (2020–2023). The researcher will collaborate with the PI Michael Dunn and other team members. These researchers include experts on a diverse set of text traditions: collections of Early Christian aphorisms, Zoroastrian oral liturgies, and runic calendar staves from Scandinavia.

Responsibilities: Development of methods for analyzing culturally transmitted text traditions. We[UB1]  are seeking a colleague who is able to develop and communicate ideas across disciplines, and engage productively with the humanities researchers with the relevant expertise in the philological aspects of the project. The researcher will be responsible for taking the lead in developing new directions for the project from quantitative/evolutionary perspectives.


  • PhD dissertation within a relevant area, such as linguistics, computer science, biology, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in cross-disciplinary research collaboration
  • Demonstrated experience in comparative or phylogenetic methods within historical linguistics or similar cultural-evolutionary sciences
  • Programming in Python and R

Additional qualifications:

  • Experience working with linguistic or text data
  • Experience working with reticulate (non-treelike) evolutionary models, such as ABC or phylogenetic network methods
  • Researchers at the Department of Linguistics and Philology [MOU2]are encouraged to participate in teaching at up to 20%. Ideally, the candidate would be able to participate in teaching courses on general linguistics.

Application: Your application is preferably written in English and must contain:

  1. CV that contains all relevant information regarding competence and experiences and a complete publication list.
  2. Diplomas.
  3. Contact information to two reference persons that we can contact if needed.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2021-01-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Full-time, permanent position.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Michael Dunn ( or the Head of Department Hans Svensson (

Please submit your application no later than 5th November 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3518.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Type of employment: Heltid , Tillsvidareanställning

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sverige

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3518

Last application date: 2020-11-05

Login and apply

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Educaloxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions