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Job Announcement: Freie Universität Berlin

Romance Languages; Phonetics; Phonology: Post Doc/Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Employer: Freie Universität Berlin

http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/we05/index.html
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Title: Post Doc in Romance Phonology
Rank: Post Doc
Researcher
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Language Specialty: French
German
Italian
Spanish
Romance
LL Issue: 24.784
Date Submitted: 11-Feb-2013
Job Description: The Department of Romance Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher (full-time employment) specializing in Romance phonology with a starting date of May 1st, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The applicant should have:
- An interest in phonology and/or phonetics;
- Good knowledge of at least two Romance languages;
- Experience in experimental methods and in statistical analysis;
- Ability to work independently and self-motivated.

Responsibilities include participation in funding application, participation in teaching (4 hours/week) and in examination procedures as well as the management of the phonological laboratory of the Department. Basic knowledge of German is considered necessary. The department welcomes international applications.

Applicants must have completed their PhD degrees by the time of the appointment.

The salary level is set by the German federal salary scale TV-L E13, depending on professional experience and family situation. The period of employment will be for 36 months, with the possibility of extension contingent on funding.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, university leaving certificates, one representative publication as well as names and addresses of up to three references. Please submit all materials only as copy. Applications should be sent by mail or by email to the application address below.

Please quote reference “rom-phono/2013/1” on all correspondence. Applications received by March 4, 2013 will receive full consideration, although interviews will continue until the position has been filled.

You are welcome to seek further information by contacting Prof. Judith Meinschaefer at the contact email address below.
Application Deadline: 04-Mar-2013
Application Address: Monika  Weber
Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Freie Universität Berlin
Berlin    D-14195
Germany 
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Contact Information: Judith  Meinschaefer
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