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LINGUIST List 20.3796

Fri Nov 06 2009

Jobs: Multilingualism: 5 PhD Candidates, Universitaet Hamburg, Germany

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        1.    Monika Schulz, Multilingualism: 5 PhD Candidates, Universitaet Hamburg (UHH), Germany

Message 1: Multilingualism: 5 PhD Candidates, Universitaet Hamburg (UHH), Germany
Date: 06-Nov-2009
From: Monika Schulz <monika-edith.schulzuni-hamburg.de>
Subject: Multilingualism: 5 PhD Candidates, Universitaet Hamburg (UHH), Germany
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University or Organization: Universitaet Hamburg (UHH)
Department: LiMA
Job Location: Hamburg, Germany
Web Address: http://www.lima.uni-hamburg.de
Job Rank: PhD candidate

Specialty Areas: Multilingualism


Description:

The Excellence Initiative of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg are to
award 5 doctoral candidate scholarships starting January 1st 2010 in the
following subject fields:
(1) Empirical educational research
(2) Language contact and language development in educational institutions
(3) Multilingual communication
(4) Multilingual urban spaces
(5) Language contact, language variation and academic discourse

The scholarships are offered as an integral part of the federal Cluster of
Excellence "Linguistic Diversity Management in Urban Areas", a cooperative
research endeavor of the Humanties and the department of Education at
Hamburg University, the Harbour City University of Hamburg and the Hamburg
Global Economy Institute.The Research Cluster aims to bring together
existing top-level expertise in linguistic and educational aspects of
multilingualism at the University of Hamburg and to combine and focus this
expertise on the investigation of migration-induced multilingualism as
found in urban centers worldwide. It will investigate whether and in what
way migration-induced multilingualism can be translated into advantages for
individuals and society and into benefits for the cultural and economic
development of urban centers. The city of Hamburg will serve as a model for
an international comparison of similar urban centers. The Cluster will
implement extensive and interdisciplinary graduate training and establish
an International Graduate School together with the University of Calgary.
Applicants must hold an above-average degree in a field appropriate to the
respective research area(s). They will be expected to work and actively
participate in a fast-paced and interdisciplinary environment with a
particular focus on applied empirical research.

Scholarship candidates will receive a monthly stipend of €1,150. In
addition to the scholarship, a monthly allowance of €100 is provided
for material and travel expenses. The scholarship will be granted for a 1-year
period with the option of a second year of funding following a favourable
evaluation of the project.

Hamburg University is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative
Action Employer fully committed to a diverse workforce. Hamburg University
strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and
therefore encourages qualified female scientists to apply. There are
special financial packages for applicants with children. Disabled or
legally handicapped applicants will be shown preference if they have the
same qualifications as non-disabled applicants.

Applications should be sent via e-mail to the email address below by the
application deadline. They should include a CV, a synopsis of the envisaged
research project (3 pages max) as well as two professional references. For
further information please contact Monika Schultz, contact information below.

Application Deadline: 09-Dec-2009

Email Address for Applications: monika-edith.schulzuni-hamburg.de
Contact Information:
Monika Schulz
Email: monika-edith.schulzuni-hamburg.de

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