Örebro University

Doctoral student in English

2023-07-31 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Örebro University and the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences are looking for a doctoral student with English as subject specialisation for the doctoral programme in Studies in the Humanities. The programme, which concludes with a doctoral degree, will start on 1 September 2023.

Project description

Within the English subject, research is conducted along three tracks – linguistics, literary studies, and the didactics of language and literature. Research projects within the subject are often interdisciplinary and contextualised in the different research teams making up the research environment Center for Research in the Humanities (CRH). These include Sustainability Centered Humanities, Multimodal Communication, and Teaching and Learning in the Humanities. Our competencies span across areas such as sociolinguistics, language policy, practice-based research, speculative fiction, and feminist and posthumanist/neomaterialist theory.

The programme and the doctoral studentship

The doctoral programme consists of courses and an independent research project that you will present in a doctoral thesis. The programme concludes with a doctoral degree and comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study.

Our ambition is for your doctoral studies to be stimulating and purposeful throughout the programme until you have obtained your doctoral degree. A thorough introduction will therefore get you off to a good start and provide a solid foundation on which you can build your studies. As a doctoral student at Örebro University, you will be offered a specially tailored seminar series, covering matters ranging from doctoral programme rules and careers to student welfare support and networking.

The place on the programme is linked to a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme, which corresponds to four years. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is SEK 29,100 a month.

The doctoral studentship is a tailored form of employment for students enrolled on a doctoral programme. It guarantees employment for the duration of the doctoral programme (given that the studies progress). Responsibilities also include so-called departmental duties, which may include teaching undergraduate students.

The doctoral student will be supervised by a principal supervisor and an assistant supervisor.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet both general entry requirements and specific entry requirements. In addition, applicants must be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for studies in the humanities.

Applicants meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in the subject if they have received a passing grade on courses of at least 90 credits, including an independent project of at least 15 credits in English. A person also meets the specific entry requirements if they have a teaching qualification with passing grades on courses of at least 90 credits in the school subject English, including an independent project of at least 15 credits in English. A person who has acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meets the specific entry requirements.


For more information about the programme and the doctoral studentship, contact Head of Studies in the Humanities, Patrik Winton (patrik.winton@oru.se, +46 19 30 30 96) and specialisation coordinator for English, Mats Deutschmann (mats.deutschmann@oru.se).

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change, take responsibility for their work and performance, demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development, as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application to the programme and for the doctoral studentship

The application is made on our webpage. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • The form Application for/decision on admission to research studies
  • CV
  • Certificate on completed higher education courses and study programmes, and if applicable a degree certificate
  • Degree project/independent project
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Project description – detailing the proposed thesis project’s topic and aim, research questions and outline, scientific relevance, theory and method, as well as material (5–10 pages)

As a main rule, application documents and attachments are to be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English. Qualification documents/certificates in other languages must be translated by an authorised translator to Swedish or English. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from Kammarkollegiet (the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency).

When you apply for admission to the doctoral programme, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship. More information for applicants can be found on our career site.

The application deadline is 31 July 2023. We look forward to receiving your application!

As we have already made our choices in terms of external collaboration partners and marketing efforts for this recruitment process, we decline any contact with recruitment agencies and advertisers.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.


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Doctoral student in English
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