Tuesday, December 24, 2013

PhD Research Fellowships in Nordic Onomastics


LLE - Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studium

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.
PhD Research Fellowships in the Department of Linguistic, Literary, and Aesthetic Studies

A maximum of two PhD fellowships are available at the Department of Linguistic, Literary, and Aesthetic Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bergen from 1 August 2014.

The positions are open in the following subject areas: General Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Digital Culture, Greek, Latin, History of Art, Norwegian Literature, Norwegian Didactics, Norwegian Language, Norwegian as a Second Language, Old Norse and Theatre Studies.

The department may under otherwise equal conditions prioritize certain subject areas. Nordic didactics and Nordic onomastics are given priority in this announcement, the same are applications who will analyze extreme utterances on the Internet. The department will in the priority of the applications consider the supervisor capacity and recruitment situation in the subject areas.

About the position

The fellowships are awarded for a period of four years, provided progress is satisfactory. The research and educational part of the fellowships is 75%, while the last 25% is dedicated to teaching and/or other obligations. An agreement concerning the actual work load must be made with the department at the time of employment.

The Fellowships` main goal is to lead to a PhD. degree, which qualifies for independent research activities, and for other work that requires particular competence.

The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen and conform to the regulations that apply to the positions.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must meet the formal requirements for admission to the PhD. program at the University of Bergen. The University requires the equivalent of a master’s degree (i.e. 3 years bachelor and 2 years master, 300 ECTS altogether). Applicants must have completed their master’s degree at the time of application.

Please note:
-       Applicants must have completed their master’s degree in the actual subject area at the time of application.
-       The applicant’s research project must be connected to one of the research groups within the department. See www.uib.no/lle for an overview.
-       Make sure that the name of the supervisor at University of Bergen is given in your application letter. The candidate’s main supervisor must be permanently employed at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies. Please contact the department’s Head of Research Tor Trolie about this (see below).

Salary will be in accordance with level 50 (code 1017/frame 20.8) on the Norwegian government salary scale, currently NOK 421.000 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations. A compulsory 2% contribution to the State Pension Fund (Statens pensjonskasse) will be deducted from gross salary.

Additional information
The successful applicant will be expected to have her/his main residence in Bergen, and to conform to the regulations that apply to the position.

Further information about these fellowships can be obtained from the department’s Head of Research, Associate Professor Tor Trolie 55 58 29 65, e-mail: tor.trolie@lle.uib.no. or from the department’s PhD-coordinator, Anne Berit Apold tel. 55 58 41 61, e-mail: anne-berit.apold@lle.uib.no.

State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. We have therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and gender composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff to academic positions. Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. In such cases the applicant will be notified.

How to apply for the job
Please apply electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”. The following information must be enclosed (please upload in pdf or Word format):

1. An outline (max. 5 pages) of the proposed PhD research related to the current application
2. A time schedule for the completion of your project
3. A bibliography connected to the planned PhD research project
4. A short summary of the master thesis (max 3 pages)
5. All diplomas achieved in higher education from university/college (scanned version)
6. List of academic publications (if any)

Applicants may request an assessment for up to three scientific works. Three copies of each work has to be submitted to Universitetet i Bergen, Institutt for lingvististiske, litterære og estetiske studium, postboks 7805, 5020 Bergen.

Diplomas and any accompanying scientific work must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Scholarly works and translations of diplomas and academic work must be received by the department within the deadline.

Any queries or problems concerning the electronic application procedure should be directed to the Faculty of Humanities e-mail: post@hf.uib.no.

Application deadline: 31 January 2014
Reference no.: 13/12821