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LINGUIST List 25.910

Mon Feb 24 2014

Support: Sociolinguistic/Germany

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 24-Feb-2014
From: Annette Mantlik <annette.mantlikas.uni-heidelberg.de>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: PhD Student, Heidelberg University, Germany
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Department: English Department
Web Address: http://www.as.uni-heidelberg.de/personen/Busse/

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Heidelberg University

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


Description:

Europäisches Zentrum für Sprachwissenschaften (EZS), Heidelberg University and Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Rank: 1 PhD fellowship
Specialty Areas: English linguistics
Application Deadline: 19 March 2014

Description:
The Europäisches Zentrum für Sprachwissenschaften (EZS) (http://www.ezs-online.de), a joint cooperation between the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Germany) and the Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim (Germany), invites applications for a PhD fellowship in English sociolinguistics in the PhD-Program/Promotionskolleg “Sprachkritik als Gesellschaftskritik im europäischen Vergleich / Critique of language as Critique of Society – a European Perspective”. The fellowship is available for a period of three years. The starting date is 1 May 2014.

PhD proposals in the field of English sociolinguistics, for example, in the areas of language and identity or language and place, are welcome. The PhD fellowship is situated at the English department, Heidelberg (supervisor Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse). Active involvement and participation in the activities of the Promotionskolleg are expected.

Qualifications:
a) excellent study records and a university degree above average which qualifies for a PhD application and shows a strong interest in linguistics as well as in dealing with the major topics and methodologies of the PhD programme
b) emphasis on the quality of the project description and on the academic and personal ability of the candidate to complete the dissertation in the given time frame
c) sound knowledge of linguistic methodologies; proof of prior research experience, e.g. work experience as research assisstant, in MA-thesis, etc.
d) excellent knowledge of German and English as well as computer literacy
e) demonstration of good cooperative skills and the ability to work in interdisciplinary partnerships

We offer:
a) fellowship of € 1200/month which lasts for three years (plus additional support for research costs)
b) a friendly and academically stimulating working environment

Submissions:
Applicants must submit the following documents with the electronic application (in one pdf-file):
a) cover letter describing qualifications, academic goals and interest in the topic of the Promotionskolleg (maximum 2 pages)
b) CV including information about education, grades, related work and research experience
c) a project description of max. 5 pages written in English or German and outlining the research project (including research aims, criteria of analysis, method, data, theoretical focus, time-table)
d) educational certificates
e) up to two letters of recommendation

Master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such works later.

Applications should be sent electronically to Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse at beatrix.busseas.uni-heidelberg.de. The deadline for submission is 19 March 2014.

The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview at Heidelberg University or we will arrange for an interview on Skype.

The University of Heidelberg is particularly interested in applications from female candidates and therefore strongly urges women to apply for these fellowships. Applications from disabled candidates will be given preference if the qualifications of these candidates are identical to those of non-disabled candidates.

If you have any further questions please contact:
Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse
Anglistisches Seminar
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Kettengasse 12
69117 Heidelberg
Germany
E-Mail: beatrix.busseas.uni-heidelberg.de

Applications Deadline: 19-Mar-2014

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse Anglistisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Kettengasse 12 Heidelberg 69117 Germany

Contact Information:
        Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse beatrix.busseas.uni-heidelberg.de


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