Doctoral Student in Indology or Indology with Specialization in Comparative Indo-European Linguistics

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 Linguistics and Philology is an international environment with about 80 employees. We conduct education and research in the European classical languages, Asian languages and cultures, as well as computer linguistics and linguistics. Education is offered at basic and advanced levels in over 20 languages to our 1,400 students, as well as within postgraduate education.

The department has a broad research profile and we have many externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation.

Postgraduate education covers four years and is financed with employment as a doctoral student. Postgraduate students are required to complete their education full-time and actively participate in the department's activities. Teaching and / or administration at the department may occur, at most 20%.

Project Description: The dissertation project should fall within the framework of South Asian languages or literature or within the framework of comparative Indo-European linguistic research.

Qualification Requirements: To be eligible for postgraduate education in Indology / Indology with a focus on Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, a degree is required at the advanced level or equivalent knowledge of Indology, Comparative Indo-European Linguistics or equivalent.

Application Procedure: The  application must contain a letter in which the applicant briefly describes himself and his research interests. The application must also contain a thesis plan of the planned project, CV, copies of diplomas and degrees, thesis work and other documents that the applicant wishes to invoke. The application can be written in English or Swedish.

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: 2019-11-01 or by arrangement.

Type of Employment: Time-limited employment according to HF Chapter 5, Section 7.

Scope of Employment:  100%

Information about the position is provided by: Professor Heinz Werner Wessler, (, tel 018-471 7015, Senior Lecturer Christiane Schaefer (, tel 018-471 7018, Director of studies for postgraduate education Professor Christer Henriksén (, tel. 018-471 6845.

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