Deadline: 2015-05-20

Doctoral Student at Faculty of Arts



In 2015 language researchers from the University of Helsinki and Stockholm University launched a two-year cooperation project on languages and language contacts. Based at the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, the project focuses on language encounters now and in the past. The project will produce new cross-disciplinary information about the coexistence of minority and majority languages in Finland, Sweden and the broader Baltic Sea region as well as about what such coexistence has meant from the language perspective and how it has been maintained in practice.  The aim is to study multilingualism and its impact by generating understanding of the management of language encounters now and in the future. The cross-disciplinary research also aims to increase cooperation between language scholars and to develop inter-university collaboration in doctoral education. The Doctoral Programme for Language Studies at the Faculty of Arts also participates in the cooperation. The project is coordinated by the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies.

The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies (http://www.helsinki.fi/fus/) is Finland’s largest and most diverse centre of research and academic education in Finnish, Swedish and related languages as well as literature written in them. The Department is an internationally renowned centre of learning in Finno-Ugrian and Nordic languages as well as home to the world’s largest concentration of Finnish language and literature research and academic teaching. The Department offers eight disciplines.

The Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies invites applications for the position of

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DOCTORAL STUDENT

to write his or her doctoral dissertation in language studies within the project on languages and language contacts. The appointment will be for a fixed term from 15 June 2015 to 14 June 2017. The field of the position will be research on languages and language contacts.

The duties of the doctoral student will include full-time research in the cooperation project on languages and language contacts. In addition to conducting his or her own research, the doctoral student will assist the project’s postdoctoral researcher in coordination tasks and, for example, the organisation of international summer schools. When deciding on applicants, priority will be given to doctoral students in the University of Helsinki’s Doctoral Programme for Language Studies who are midway through their studies and whose doctoral dissertation has progressed according to their study plan. The doctoral student is expected to have good cooperation skills and be able to take an active and independent role.

Applicants must have completed a second-cycle (Master’s) degree, prepared a research proposal that has been approved, and hold a valid right to complete postgraduate studies. Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated in previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal.

Doctoral students must be proficient in Finnish or Swedish. They must also have at least satisfactory spoken and written skills in the other national language of Finland. The Regulations of the University of Heelsinki stipulate that foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish may be exempted from this requirement without a separate application. To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must also be proficient in English.

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The salary will be based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

The application must be accompanied by the following enclosures:

–        A curriculum vitae

–        A research proposal and a study plan including a preliminary timetable for when the doctoral dissertation is to be completed

–        Other documents that may be relevant to the selection

Applications addressed to Hanna Lehti-Eklund, Head of the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, must be delivered, together with the required enclosures, by email to hy-kirjaamo@helsinki.fi.

The deadline for applications is 20 May 2015.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Hanna Lehti-Eklund, tel. +358 2941 23368, hanna.lehti-eklund@helsinki.fi.

 

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