Tailored opportunities: PhD student in Semitic languages, with focus on Semitic linguistics at Uppsala University


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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

Research and teaching at the Department of linguistics and philology covers approx. twenty different languages and linguistic subjects as well as computational linguistics. These include Ancient Greek and Latin, Hindi, Swahili, Chinese, and many of the important languages and cultures in the Middle East. Comparative Indo-European linguistics and general linguistics are also part of the department.

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.


To qualify, a candidate should hold a master’s degree in Semitic languages or equivalent. The candidate is expected to have competence in those languages required for reading secondary literature of relevance to the proposed research project.


Last application date: 24 October 2019


Applications should include:

  • covering letter
  • research plan of 3-5 pages
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • copies of degree certificates
  • Master’s thesis and other academic work
  • any other documents that the applicant wishes to submit

Interviews may be used in the selection process.

The application should be written in Swedish or in English.

Make application online here.

Details on this opportunity are here

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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