One to Three Postdoctoral positions at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Deadline to Apply
May 31, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1-3|
|Research Area||– Assyriology|
– Comparative Indo-European Philology
– Greek and Byzantine Studies
– Iranian Languages
|Salary||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||Department of Linguistics and Philology|
|Contract Period||2 Years|
|Starting date||Sep 01, 2021|
To qualify for an employment as postdoctoral the candidate must hold a PhD degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree, in a relevant subject area. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.
Documented research competence in both Digital Humanities and at least one of the above-mentioned subject areas is also required. Proficiency in written and spoken English is an additional requirement. The applicant must also have personal qualities of the kinds that are required to fulfill the employment well.
Responsibilities/ Job Description
The Department of Linguistics and Philology invites applications for one to three postdoctoral positions in one or more of the following subjects:
- Comparative Indo-European Philology
- Greek and Byzantine Studies
- Iranian Languages
- Semitic Languages
- Turkic Languages
The subject affiliation of each position will be decided by the objectives of the research project proposed by the applicant. The duties mainly consist of research in the interface between the main subject area and the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities. The applicant must submit a plan for the objectives and timeline of the project. Digital humanities will be understood as research in the humanities which uses digital methods, materials, and tools to renew and enrich the research processes. The work must have its primary focus in one or more of the above-mentioned subject areas by taking its point of departure in material motivated by linguistic, philological, and/or literary research questions belonging to these subject areas. The duties also include collaborating with other researchers and teachers in cultivating the scholarly environment of the Department. In addition, teaching and supervision corresponding to up to 20% may be included in the position. The holders of the positions are expected to carry out most of work the in Uppsala.
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An up to five pages long (excluding references) project proposal must be enclosed with the application. It should describe the research the applicant intends to carry out during the postdoctoral employment, including a publication plan. The application should also include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and attested copies of certificates and other documents referred to in the application. All merits should be documented in way that allows both quality and quantity to be assessed. Preferably, contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone number) should be submitted with the application.
About Department of Linguistics and Philology
During 2021 the Faculty of Languages makes an investment in recruiting a group of postdoctoral scholars. The purpose is to give younger researchers the opportunity to develop their scientific and pedagogical skills in the subjects of the Faculty. Up to three positions are placed at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, and provides opportunities for cooperation with other postdoctoral researchers at the Faculty. The Department of Linguistics and Philology (https://www.lingfil.uu.se) is the home for research and education in a number of languages and language-related subjects and is a highly international workplace. The department’s activities cover many of the classical and modern languages and cultures in large areas of Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as computational and general linguistics. Education is offered at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels.
Head of department, Mats Dahllöf
Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday June 1st, 2021 (GMT+9)