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LINGUIST List 23.2040

Wed Apr 25 2012

Jobs: English; German; French; Socioling: Associate Professor, U of Luxembourg

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Date: 25-Apr-2012
From: Peter Gilles <peter.gillesuni.lu>
Subject: English; German; French; Sociolinguistics: Associate Professor, The University of Luxembourg, Walferdange, Luxembourg
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University or Organization: The University of Luxembourg
Department: Language and Lit, Humanities, Arts and Education
Job Location: Walferdange, Luxembourg
Job Rank: Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)


The University of Luxembourg is recruiting a full-time contract
Associate Professor in Sociolinguistics (Ref. F3-120013) for the
Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education

Research activities:

Within the laboratoire de linguistique et de littératures
luxembourgeoises of the research unit IPSE, the Associate Professor
in sociolinguistics will conduct (predominately macrosociolinguistic)
research on the sociolinguistics of small and regional languages in
their multilingual context, concentrating on the following domains:
- comparative research on small/regional/minority languages in
Europe (and, to a lesser extent, in the world);
- a special focus on the role of Luxembourgish in the present-day
multilingual situation;
- language policies/language management.

The candidate will participate also in other interdisciplinary research
projects in the IPSE research unit as well as in the research
programme "Études Luxembourgeoises".

With regards to the university's research priority of education and
learning in multilingual and multicultural contexts, the Associate
Professor could contribute to the research domain of multilingual
societies, language and educational policies, learning and

Teaching Activities:

The Associate Professor will teach in the Master Langues, Cultures et
Médias and in the Bachelor Académique en Cultures Européennes,
and perhaps in the Master in learning and development in
multilingual and multicultural contexts.


- PhD in sociolinguistics;
- at least three years of PostDoc experience in sociolinguistics (with
emphasis on small/regional/minority languages);
- an excellent publication record in peer-reviewed journals and
- teaching experience on Bachelor and Master level;
- a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity;
- ability to work in a multilingual environment.

Required Languages:

Being multilingual is a prerequisite for the working environment at
the University of Luxembourg as well as for the research programme
of this post. The candidate is expected to be highly proficient in at
least two of the following languages: English, French, or German.
Furthermore, the candidate will have to acquire sufficient knowledge
in Luxembourgish within two years.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Peter Gilles at the
contact information below.


Candidates are asked to send until June 18th, 2012 a hard copy only
by postal mail of their full application (in French, German or English)
mentioning the job opening reference number and including the
following documents to Prof. Dr. Michel Margue at the application
address below:
- cover letter ;
- curriculum vitae ;
- copies of diplomas ;
- list of publications ;
- copies of recent publications relevant for the field in question;
- list of courses taught.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunities employer.

Application Deadline: 18-Jun-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Michel Margue
Dean of the Faculty of Language and Literature,
Humanities, Arts and Education
Campus Walferdange BP. 2
Walferdange 7201
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Peter Gilles
Email: peter.gillesuni.lu
Phone: +352-466644-6383

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