Job opportunity: PhD position in sign language and interpreting, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

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The PhD position is aimed at the HVL and the faculty’s commitment to sign language and sign language interpreting.

The PhD position is linked to the project “Signed Language Depiction as an Engine for Promoting Inclusion, Communication, and Translation” funded by Research Council of Norway ( The main goal of the project is to empirically investigate depiction and what role it has in communication practices within sign language interactions.

The PhD fellow’s project and doctoral dissertation will focus on a relevant topic related to Deaf sign language interpreters, Interpreted situations, or Situations where there is no common sign language.

The period of employment is three years. The PhD fellow will be part of the academic environment within sign language and interpreting at HVL, the research group ‘Sign Language Interpreting and Communication’, and the strategic research program ‘Language, Communication and Learning’ (SKoL). In addition, the candidate is expected to complete the PhD project within the set fellowship period.

The research fellow will have his/her place of work at Campus Bergen and affiliation with the Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports.

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