PhD Position in Latin

Uppsala University Department of Linguistics and Philology


Two PhD Positions in Latin

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.

Research and teaching at the Department of linguistics and philology covers approximately twenty different languages and linguistic subjects. These include Latin, Ancient Greek and Byzantine Studies, Turkic languages, Indology and Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, Swahili, Chinese, and many of the important languages and cultures of the Middle East. General linguistics and Computational linguistics are also part of the department. Education is offered at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.

Doctoral studies extend over a 4-year period during which the PhD-student will receive a salary as an employee of the department. Doctoral students are expected to engage in full-time study and research, and contribute to and participate in the department’s activities. Teaching and/or administrative tasks may be involved up to a maximum of 20%, which is carried out against an appropriate prolongation of the contract.

Project description: The dissertation project should fall broadly within the areas of expertise available at the department. Particular consideration will be given to the project’s quality and feasibility within the stipulated time frame, as well as to the candidate’s fitness and qualifications for the task.

Qualifications: To qualify for a doctoral position a candidate should hold a degree on the advanced level (a magister’s degree or a master’s degree) in Latin or the equivalent; and knowledge of Greek corresponding to 30 credits. The candidate should furthermore have the language skills required to deal with the secondary literature relevant to the chosen research project.

Other qualifications: The experience of international research environments and knowledge of Greek exceeding the above stipulated minimum is regarded as qualifying.

The application should contain:

  • A letter of intent describing your research interests and motivation for PhD studies (maximum one page);
  • A CV containing (i) a description of your education in Latin and other relevant areas including a transcript of finished courses and their grades/dates, (ii) a list of any academic publications, (iii) professional experience relevant to academic research (maximum four pages);
  • A copy of your MA thesis (or equivalent);
  • A tentative research proposal which (i) states a research question which falls within the project aims described above, (ii) describes the methodology and work plan, and (iii) contextualises the expected results in relation to the state of the art (four pages including references);
  • Other documents which the applicant would like to adduce.

The application may be written in English or Swedish.

Rules of employment of graduate students can be found in the Act of higher education (Högskoleförordningen) chap.5 §§1–7.

Local admission rules can be found at and at

Salary: Local salary regulations apply.
Starting date: 1) Dec. 1st 2020 and 2) April 1st 2021 respectively – or as per agreement.
Working hours: full time
For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Gerd Haverling (; phone + 46 (0) 18 471 1419 or + 46 (0) 70 53 72 605).
Director of graduate studies, Professor Christer Henriksén (, phone + 46 (0)18 471 6845).
Senior faculty administrator Lars Hagborg (, phone +46 (0)18 471 1907).

Deadline for application October 30th 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3392.

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Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 2

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO
Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3393

Last application date: 2020-10-30

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