The Department of Language Studies invites applications for the doctoral training program in Sami Studies.
The Department of Language Studies was formed is 2008 and is now an established center for innovative research across the traditional disciplines of linguistics, Scandinavian languages, modern languages and literatures (English, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Spanish), the Sami languages and cultures, language teaching and learning, and educational work focused on language and learning. Here is more information about the PhD position.
The interdisciplinary research training program in Sami Studies is a cooperation between the Department of Language Studies and the Centre for Sami Research, and focuses on research questions grounded in indigenous studies with a Sami focus. We particularly welcome research proposals connected to our supervisors’ areas of expertise (see information on the department’s webpage).
The PhD position can be affiliated with a faculty research profile area, The Digital Humanities and/or Global Challenges, if the proposed research project has such a focus. Dissertation projects in Sami Studies can, for example, consider Sami cultural expressions in new media. Dissertation projects can also tie into the research area Global Challenges, for example through affiliation with the themes within which research is conducted at the department.
To be admitted to studies at the third-cycle level, the applicant must meet both general and specific eligibility requirements. General requirements: a Master’s or equivalent degree in a relevant field, having completed course requirements worth at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or in some other way – either in Sweden or abroad – having acquired equivalent knowledge.
In order to meet the specific eligibility requirements for admission to studies in Sami studies at the third-cycle level, the applicant must have completed at least 30 credits at second-cycle level in a subject of central relevance for the research area; these need to include a 15 credit essay focused on issues related to Sami cultures and society.
Applicants are ranked with reference to their capacity to benefit from and complete the program. The assessment is based primarily on prior study results, with particular consideration given to essays, and the quality of the research plan and its relevance for the subject area. The assessment is also based on references and interviews, and possibly additional evaluations of the main candidates.
Terms of employment
PhD students will mainly devote themselves to their own education at third-cycle level. Employment as a PhD student will be for the time deemed necessary for the completion of research studies at a normal rate of study, which corresponds to a full-time position for four years. An initial contract of 12 months is extended with up to two years at a time provided that the individual study plan is followed. A PhD student may to a limited extent also work with teaching and administration up to a maximum of 20 percent of full-time. The period of employment may thus be extended up to a maximum of five years. The entry level salary is 26 500 SEK and rises in three steps to 31 000 SEK.
PhD students are affiliated with the Faculty of Arts Doctoral College, coordinated with the PhD training program at the relevant department. The PhD studies begin at the start of the autumn semester, 3 September 2018. The place of work is Umeå University. The PhD students are expected to actively contribute to the research environment.
According to The Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 12 §2, a decision of appointment for a PhD student position may not be appealed.
An application should contain:
Your application must be registered in Umeå University’s e-recruitment system no later than 9 March 2018.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Maria Lindgren Leavenworth, associate professor
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