Two PhD scholarships at Engerom

Are you intellectually curious, strong in analytical ability, and motivated by a burning interest in literature, linguistics, history or cultural studies? The Department of English, Germanic and Romance Languages at the University of Copenhagen seeks to fill two positions for PhD students with exactly these requirements. In turn, we offer an attractive salary and employment package, an exciting interdisciplinary research environment, and the possibility to gain valuable experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

Our department

Placed in one of the highest ranked universities in Europe, our department supports academically-ambitious research and teaching in the domains of literature, linguistics, history and cultural topics with reference to all parts of the world.   

Our research covers subjects such as the modern epic, the places of literature, twentieth-century European and global history, intellectual history, identity processes in former colonies, functional linguistics, foreign language acquisition, translation studies, lexicography, linguistic change, and many others. We are open to ideas and topics that expand our horizons or tap into our existing areas of expertise. Applicants are welcome to contact potential supervisors to discuss more precise areas of research. They may also benefit from exploring our existing research forums to see how their projects might fit with the work we are already doing:

Your profile

You hold a first-class Master’s or a comparable degree, preferably in the field of the humanities (within the language areas represented within the Department). You have an original, well-considered research project which you are prepared to discuss in an interview with us. Above all you possess strong analytical capabilities, intellectual curiosity, and the potential to become an expert in your chosen field of literature, linguistics, history or cultural studies. Evidence that you can work independently, either with archives, in the field, or with language corpora, will be welcome.

See the PhD scholarships advertisement at the UCPH Job Portal.

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