PhD students in Romance Languages (3)
at the Department of Romance Studies and Classics. Closing date: 15 October 2019.
The Department of Romance Studies and Classics at the Faculty of Humanities has about 70 employees and around 1,000 students per year. The main research areas are Literature Research, Romance Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. Find more information at our research.
As a PhD student you have the opportunity of participating in the Faculty’s Doctoral School, offering themes and courses characterized by interdisciplinarity and cooperation across subject borders.
The doctoral dissertation must be carried out within the Romance languages for which we offer education at research level, namely French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish (literature or linguistics). It is also possible to choose Romance languages general orientation. See our post graduate education.
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree and courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits (hp), 60 hp of which must be in the second cycle, or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in Romance Languages stipulates that applicants must have:
– 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 in the Swedish school system (this does not apply to students who have undergone university education where English is an entry requirement).
The same conditions of admission have to be fulfilled by applicants who have equivalent skills and degrees from another country, and requirements must be met by the deadline for application.
The primary assessment criteria will be the capacity for benefitting from the PhD programme in Romance Languages. Selection among eligible candidates will be based on the following:
- Education. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.
- Scientific production. The assessment takes into consideration the aspect of time, i.e. to what extent the applicant has shown ability to meet previous scientific obligations within given time constraints. In addition, the scientific progress 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.
- Research plan. A research plan should be enclosed which covers 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 (full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies).
- Available competence among supervisors.
- Ability to collaborate. The ability of the applicant to be collaborative is determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.
Please also consult local admissions regulations for the Department of Romance Studies and Classics at post graduate education.
Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at www.su.se/rules and regulations.
Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle program may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. Employment may thereafter 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 education, but may engage in teaching, research and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
Please note that doctoral 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 Christophe Premat, Director of PhD studies, phone +46 8 16 33 04, email@example.com. Further information can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Laura Alvarez López, phone +46 8 16 14 61, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), phone: +46 708 16 26 64, email@example.com, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), phone: +46 8 16 34 89, firstname.lastname@example.org, SEKO, email@example.com, and PhD student representative, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for the PhD student position through 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 advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.
Please include the following with your application
- Contact details and personal data
- Highest degree
- Language skills
- Contact details for 2–3 references
In addition, please include the following
- Cover letter
- CV on 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. 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: 15/10/2019