Three positions for PhD candidates are currently open at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education. Applications in all areas of English studies are welcomed, but applications within the fields of applied linguistics, contemporary literatures in English and children’s literature will be valuable.
The research subject of English with a specialization in education and learning consist of a all-inclusive summary of the subject area with an stress on its theoretical and practical application. Its research focal point is interdisciplinary in the sense that it includes cultural, literary and linguistic perspectives on teaching and learning in addition to perspectives departing from power relationships for example gender, ethnicity, class and so on. Issues related to language teaching and learning are studied, in addition to language use in a broad perspective, outlook, and the cultural and social function of language. General curricula for the Board of the faculty of humanities and social sciences.
In keeping, in accordance with Higher Education Ordinance 7 para 39 § candidates should demonstrate that their preceding studies have prepared them for research. The successful applicants will hold an MA degree or equivalent which incorporates at 120 ects in English with a specialization in literature, linguistics or education. Applications are also welcomed from graduates with backgrounds in comparative literature and gender studies provided that their final degree work was completed in English. Excellent oral and written English expertises are necessary and a background in teacher training is considered a merit.
The position requires the successful candidates to be based at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. The successful applicants will take part in the daily life of the department and may be asked to teach (max 20% of their contract).
- Please contact the Head of Subject, professor Lydia Kokkola.
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Head of Division Anders Söderlund,
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Application: The application should contain the following:
- A cover letter summing up the applicant’s academic and educational background.
- A Research plan (c.a. 5 pages including,
1. Overview of the research area and methodology,
3. Research Questions
4. Timetable for the research
Copies of degree certificates and transcripts including course grades. A current pattern of writing in English (c.a. 20 pages). If possible this should take the form of an advanced level paper (‘D-essay’), a chapter from an MA thesis, article or other academic work. The contact information of an academic referee.
Candidates will be evaluating on their prospective to produce high quality research, the quality of their English and their potential pedagogical, educational expertises. The successful applicants can be employed from either 1st February 2013 or 1st October 2013. Applicants should state their preferred start date in their application.
We favor that you apply for this position by clicking on the link below. It is also possible to apply if you send your application marked with reference number to Luleå University of Technology, Registrar, 971 87 Luleå, Sweden or
Application Deadline: 14 November 2012