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Doctoral student in Funded PhD position in Natural Language Processing

University of Gothenburg

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Job assignments

The chosen candidate will devote their time primarily to research to be presented in a doctoral dissertation and to obligatory course work. S/he may, however, undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to their dissertation topic.

 General entry requirements

To meet the basic entry requirements of doctoral programmes at the University of Gothenburg, applicants must have obtained a second-cycle degree, have completed studies of at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, have completed a corresponding programme in some other country or be able to demonstrate the possession of equivalent qualifications.

Specific entry requirements, Natural language processing:

At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in Computational linguistics, Language technology, or Natural language processing, including a thesis of at least 15 credits;

or at least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in linguistics, including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first-level courses in Language technology, Computational linguistics, Natural language processing, or Computer science;

or at least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in Computer science, including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first-level courses in linguistics.

A good reading and speaking knowledge of English is necessary. Knowledge of Swedish is not a requirement.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in Higher Education Ordinance, SFS 1998: 80.

For further information regarding the position

Information about the PhD program in NLP and our research unit:

General information about PhD studies and the application process: Stina Ericsson, Associate head of department for doctoral studies (


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years
Basis: 100%
Location: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2022-02-01


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

See also the document Practical information to applicants: 

Closing date: Friday, October 1 at 24:00 is the last time to send in the application.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.


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