PhD student in Romance Languages (Stockholms universitet) – scadenza bando: 15 aprile 2019

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Ref. No. SU FV-1002-19

The Department of Romance Studies and Classics is one of the departments at the Faculty of Humanities with about 70 employees and 1,000 students per year. The main research areas are Literature, Romance Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition.

As a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities you have the opportunity to participate in the Faculty’s Doctoral School, which offers themes and courses characterized by interdisciplinarity and cooperation across subject borders.

Project description
The doctoral studies will be conducted within the Romance languages for which we offer education at the research level, namely French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish (literature or linguistics). It is also possible to choose Romance languages: general orientation.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Romance languages stipulates that applicants must have:

  • successfully passed advanced level courses of at least 30 hp in French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese including a degree project of at least 15 hp
  • knowledge of English equivalent to the level of English 6. This does not apply to students who have undergone university education where English is one of the entry requirements.

The entry requirements must also be met by persons who acquired corresponding skills within or outside the country.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training. The selection among the eligible candidates will thus be based on the following criteria:

1. Education. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.

2. Scientific production. The assessment also takes into consideration the aspect of time, that is, to what extent the applicant has shown the ability to meet his or her previous scientific obligations within given time constraints. In addition, the scientific progress of the applicant is considered. Based on a Bachelor’s thesis, a Master’s thesis or other academic papers, the ability of the applicant to benefit from the education is considered according to critical ability, analytical ability, creativity and independence.

3. Research plan. The applicant should enclose a research plan, which should cover the research problem and an outline of the research project. The research plan is assessed according to relevance, originality and completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies).

4. Available competence among the Department’s supervisors.

5. Ability to collaborate. The ability of the applicant to be collaborative is determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.

Please consult the local admissions regulations for the Department of Romance Studies and Classics at:

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: and regulations.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

For more information, please contact the Director of PhD studies, Fanny Forsberg Lundell, telephone: +46 8 16 34 62,

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Laura Alvarez López, telephone: +46 8 16 14 61,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17,, (SEKO), and PhD student representative,

Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s 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.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV for degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal – the proposal should be written in the Romance language in which the PhD thesis will be written and the abstract should be written in English
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply

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Closing date: 15/04/2019


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