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OPEN POSITIONS Funded PhD position in Nordic languages PAR 2017/1050

Funded PhD position in Nordic languages

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years

Basis: 100%

Location: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg

First day of employment: 2018-02-01

Reference number: PAR 2017/1050

The Department of Swedish has announced a funded position for a postgraduate student in Nordic languages. A complete application must be submitted by midnight (24:00) on Friday 6 October 2017.

Job assignments

The successful candidate is expected to devote his or her time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and the writing of a doctoral dissertation. He or she may, however, undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to his/her dissertation topic.


To meet the basic entry requirements of doctoral programmes at the University of Gothenburg, applicants must have obtained a second-cycle degree, have completed studies of at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, have completed a corresponding programme in some other country or be able to demonstrate the possession of equivalent qualifications.

Specific entry requirements, Nordic languages

At least 120 higher education credits are required for admission to the third-cycle programme in Nordic languages. At least 30 credits must be from the advanced level courses and include a research paper of at least 15 credits. Applicants must have good reading skills in the languages necessary for the completion of obligatory course work and in order to be able to participate actively in department seminars.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in Higher Education Ordinance, SFS 1998:80.


The PhD program starts on 1 February 2018. The content and scope follows the general syllabus for a doctoral degree in Nordic Languages (cf. http://svenska.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/studieplaner). General and specific entrance requirements are described below. The monthly salary follows tariffs decided by the University of Gothenburg. Those appointed for the positions as PhD students are expected to locate their studies in the Department

For further information regarding the position

Henrik Rosenkvist, Professor of Scandinavian Languages, Director of postgraduate studies, +4631-786 5651 (Henrik.Rosenkvist@svenska.gu.se).


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. For instructions and futher information how to apply: http://svenska.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-studies-third-cycle

Closing date 2017-10-06 


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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