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5 PhD fellowship positions at Department of Foreign Languages – UiB, Norway

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There are vacancies for 5 PhD positions at the Department of Foreign Languages, at University of Bergen, Norway to start 1 August 2022 or by agreement. The positions are for a fixed-term period of 4 years

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General Info

Position: PhD research fellowship
No. of Positions: 5
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: November 8, 2021(GMT +1)
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 490 800 NOK/Year

Faculty of Humanities
Department of Foreign Languages
University of Bergen (UiB)

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Qualification Details

The applicants must hold a Norwegian master's degree or an equivalent foreign degree in a discipline that is relevant for the PhD project. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded at the time of application. Applicants will be evaluated according to the regulations of The Faculty of Humanities (Programme plan - PhD at the Faculty of Humanities).

The applicants must be able to work independently in a well-structured way and have good cooperation skills.

Applicants must have contacted a supervisor permanently employed at the Department of Foreign Languages, and the applications must include a confirmation from this supervisor. In case of questions, contact the Head of Department Kevin McCafferty, e-mail or phone +47 55 58 31 50 or Research Coordinator Sissel Lægreid, e-mail or phone + 47 55 58 24 21.

In assessing the applications, both the academic quality of the project and the applicant’s qualification will be considered. Special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s motivation and personal eligibility.

In cases where ranked applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, strategic considerations, will be taken into account.

Applicants who have already held a PhD position at the University of Bergen, are not eligible for employment. The employment period may be reduced for candidates who have previously been employed in a recruitment position at other institutions.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main purpose of the PhD position is to complete a doctoral thesis, which qualifies for independent research and for other forms of employment that demand specific competency. The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with teaching, dissemination of results and administration. The plan for this part of the position is developed in collaboration with the Department at the very beginning of the employment period.

The PhD position demands that the applicant has his or her regular workplace at the University of Bergen, Department of Foreign Languages and complies with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

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Documents Required

The application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these must be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • A short summary of the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis (up to 3 pages).
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • A summary of the proposed project (up to 5 pages, excluding the bibliography).
  • A progress plan for the PhD project.
  • Bibliography for the proposed project.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any publications in your name.
  • A confirmation letter from your main supervisor at the Department of Foreign Languages.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. Attachments can be either in Word or pdf-format.

About the Department

The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish language and Latin-American Studies. Teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines of language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics ( The Department has around 60 permanent academic staff members, along with approximately 25 PhD and postdoctoral fellows, and ten administrative members of staff.

The positions are open to applicants within all nine languages at the Department. The applicants may define their own projects, but the project must be embedded in one of the disciplines at the Department. Cross-disciplinary projects are also welcome.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)

Note or Other details

Further information about the appointment process here.

We offer

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale, currently NOK 490 800 gross p.a. Salary increments in accordance with normal service regulations.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits

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Contact details

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department, Kevin McCafferty on email or telephone (+47) 55 58 31 50 or Head of Administrative Staff, Arve Kjell Uthaug on email or telephone (+47) 55 58 22 81.

Questions or inquiries about the electronic application process can be directed to:

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