PhD Research Fellowship in Terminology
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PhD Research Fellowship in Terminology at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies (LLE), affiliated with Termportalen, the Language Collections
The Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies (LLE) invites applications for a PhD position connected to Terminology. The position is affiliated with the Language Collections at the University Library and is for a fixed-term period of four years, commencing September 1st, 2023, or as agreed.
About the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies:
The Department has approximately 80 tenured faculty , 17 administrative employees, around 40 PhD candidates and seven postdocs. The department covers the subjects of comparative literature, digital culture, classical philology, art history, Nordic literature, language and subject didactics, Old Norse philology, Norwegian as a second language, linguistics and theater studies.
At LLE, there is currently one faculty position in terminology connected to Termportalen.
About the Language Collections and Termportalen
The Language Collections are part of the University Library at the UiB, and works closely with the Department. The Language Collections offers important scientific resource within digital and physical linguistic material that is openly accessible. The collections contain lexicographic, Norwegian name research, dialectologic and Norse materials. In recent years, the Language Collections has benefitted greatly from haven been given access to a number of terminological resources.
Work with terminology at the Language Collections (Språksamlingane) takes place at Termportalen, and the overall aim of the work is to ensure the safeguarding, further development and availability of Norwegian terminology.
Together with lexicography and name research, terminology form the core activity of the Language Collections. These three subject areas are national language policy focus areas. They are all small professional fields that will cover an increasing need for expertise in administration, education and in social life.
Read more about the content of the Language Collections here.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- The applicant must hold a Norwegian master’s degree or an equivalent foreign degree with terminological or other linguistic relevance. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded at the time of application. Applicants who document a foreign degree will be evaluated according to the regulations of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) and The Faculty of Humanities’ PhD Programme plan.
- The applicant must be fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, written and spoken. In the case of applications for language technology-oriented terminological projects, it may be relevant to make exceptions to this requirement.
- The applicant must be proficient in both written and oral English.
- It is an advantage if the applicant has experience of using corpora, databases and processing large amounts of data.
- The applicant must be able to work in a structured manner with a long-term, independent project.
- The applicant must be interested in sharing knowledge and in contributing to the further development of the Language Collections, in collaboration with colleagues.
Applicants must submit a proposal for a research project that will result in a doctoral dissertation in terminology.
Applicants will be evaluated according to admission requirements in The Faculty of Humanities’ PhD Program pt. 2.1.
In assessing the applications, the academic quality and feasibility of the proposed PhD project and the academic qualifications of the candidate will be considered. Further emphasis is also placed on strategic considerations, motivation, and the applicant’s personal eligibility
About the PhD position
The main purpose of the PhD position is to complete a doctoral degree, which qualifies for independent research and for other forms of employment that demand specific competency. The duration of the PhD position is four 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.
Applicants who have already held a PhD position at the University of Bergen are not eligible to apply for this position.
The employment period may be reduced for candidates who have previously been employed in a recruitment position at other institutions.
The PhD position demands that the applicant has their regular workplace at the University of Bergen, The Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies and comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.
About the research training
As a PhD candidate you must participate in the Faculty of Humanities’ educational programme. The programme consists of completing a training component of 30 ECTS, annual progress reporting and an approved midway evaluation. Click here for additional details on the content and requirements of the PhD program at the Faculty of Humanities.
We can offer:
- A good and professionally challenging working environment.
- Salary at pay grade 54 (code 1017) in the state salary scale, currently NOK 501 200 gross p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.
- Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
- A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
- Good welfare benefits
How to apply for the job:
Apply electronically via the link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB”. Applicants are required to use the electronic CV form.
The following information must be enclosed:
- A project proposal of up to five pages/12.000 characters, when bibliography is not included. The project proposal should describe the research project, including research background, main research questions, theory, method, ethical aspects and a timetable for implementation.
- A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
- Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. This must contain information about the number of ECTS of the master’s degree, or be followed by an official and personalized confirmation with this information issued by the awarding institution.
- A short summary of the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis (up to three pages).
- Relevant certificates/references.
- A progress plan for the proposed project.
- Bibliography for the proposed project.
- A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
- Publications in your name (up to three works).
- The names and contact information for two referees. One of these must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis.
The application and attachments need to be in Norwegian, another Scandinavian language or English. Documents in other languages need to be uploaded together with a certified translation into English (or a Scandinavian language). Attachments can be in either a Word or a PDF-format and must be uploaded to Jobbnorge within the application deadline.
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department, Anders Fagerjord, e-mail: email@example.com , telephone: 55 58 36 53 or the Leader of Termportalen Marita Kristiansen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 55 58 30 69.
The public sector shall reflect the diversity of the Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of applicants. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The best qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.
Questions or inquiries about the electronic application process can be directed to: email@example.com.
Further information about the appointment process here.
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Deadline: 2023-03-27 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies
Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.
Post expires on Monday March 27th, 2023