PhD research fellowship in multilingual identity: 2 positions - 17/7965

University of Bergen
July 12 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

There is a vacancy for 2 PhD positions at the Department of Foreign Languages, by plan starting 1 January 2018. The positions are for a fixed-term period of 4 years and are connected to the project: “Development of multilingual and multicultural identity in the school subjects /Framandspråk/ (Foreign Languages) and /Fordjupning i engelsk/ (English as an in-depth study topic)”.


The Department of Foreign Languages spans nine different languages, and teaching and research are conducted in the disciplines language/linguistics, literature, cultural studies and didactics ( The Department has around 50 permanent academic staff members, along with one post-doc, around twenty PhD candidates and eleven administrative members of staff.


About the project

The department's current defined priority areas for research are in foreign language pedagogy, migration, and cross-/transcultural literacy. This PhD project is directly related to these areas of research. The project aims to answer the following main research question: To what extent do the lower secondary school subjects /Framandspråk/ (Foreign Languages) and /Fordjupning i engelsk/ (English as an in-depth study topic) promote learners' development of a multilingual and multicultural identity? The successful applicants will be part of a research group and will answer the research questions collaboratively, but each candidate will be given main responsibility for a defined area within the larger project. PhD candidate 1 must hold a Master's degree or the equivalent in English. PhD candidate 2 must hold a Master's degree or the equivalent in French, German or Spanish. For both positions specialisation in foreign language pedagogy/didactics, formal teaching qualifications and teaching experience from Norwegian schools will be considered advantageous.

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