Doctoral Positions in Nordic Languages

Uppsala University



Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international standing. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate with society in various ways. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44,000 students, 7,100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Nordic Languages has more than 100 employees and conducts research and teaching on the Swedish language in particular from different perspectives, not least a second language perspective, but also on the Nordic neighboring languages during both the older and younger language phases. The research at the department shows a great breadth when it comes to issues, theories and methods.

Job / Project Description:

The postgraduate education comprises four years of full-time studies. The education is financed through employment as a doctoral student. Institutional service, e.g. teaching, may (by agreement) be included in the work up to 20 percent of full service.


For employment as a doctoral student, the holder is required to be admitted or will be admitted to postgraduate education. Qualified for admission to postgraduate education in Nordic languages is one that has both basic and special qualifications. Basic qualifications are those who have completed a degree at an advanced level, have completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits at the advanced level, or in other ways within or outside the country have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge. The special qualifications are regulated in the General curriculum for postgraduate education in Nordic languages (at Uppsala University), see: .


The complete application is submitted via Uppsala University's recruitment system and includes the following:

  • Completed application form. The form is downloaded at the following link: .

  • CV with register extracts from LADOK or the equivalent which proves general and special eligibility for postgraduate education.
  • Certified copies of diplomas.
  • Essays at basic and advanced level and / or degree projects.
  • A thesis plan (3 to 5 pages excluding references) that describes the project the applicant intends to complete.

The application should be formulated in accordance with the department's instructions,

see: .

Desirable / Other Qualifications:

Admission to doctoral student services is prepared by the department's supervisor's college and is decided by the head of department. The assessment is based on the applicants' ability to avail themselves of doctoral education. Particular importance is attached to the quality of the applicants' independent work and project descriptions. Oral project presentations and interviews with applicants may also be considered.

More information about education at doctoral level can be found at and via the Department of Nordic Languages website ( ).

Regulations for doctoral students can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5 §§ 1-7 and in the University's rules and guidelines .

Uppsala University values the qualities that equal gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore like to see applicants of all genders and with different birth backgrounds, functionality and life experience.

Salary: According to local collective agreement for doctoral students.

Admission: 2020-01-01 or by agreement.

Type of Employment: Time-limited employment, in  accordance with HF Chapter 5, Section 7,  up to 2023-12-31 (without institutional service) alt. 2024-12-31 (with departmental service).

Scope of Employment:  100%

Information about employment is provided by:

Director of Studies Ulla Stroh-Wollin, Department of Nordic Languages,, tel. 018-471 2903

Education leader Lars Hagborg, Faculty of Languages,, tel. 018-471 1907

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