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Support Announcement:

Level: MA / MSc
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Specific Language: English
Greek, Modern
Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2014
Supporting Institution: Bielefeld University
Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies
LL Issue: 25.450
Posted: 28-Jan-2014
Support Description: The Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies, University of Bielefeld, advertises a half-time position as research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) in linguistics (E 13 TV-L) in the working group “General Linguistics” (Prof. Stavros Skopeteas).

Research in the project "The impact of current transformational processes on language and ethnic identity: Urum and Pontic Greeks in Georgia" (funded by the Volkswagen foundation).
This includes:
(a) Developing and conducting empirical studies on language contact; presentation of the results in conferences and preparation of scientific publications (60%).
(b) Coordination of the research activities of the project partners in Georgia (20%).
(c) Participation in academic administration; administration of the project (20%).

There is an opportunity of writing a Ph.D. within this position.

Formal Requirement: M.A. in linguistics.

Further competences:
(a) Solid background in grammatical theory (phonology, morphology or syntax).
(b) Experience in empirical methods (corpus studies or development of experiments).
(c) Knowledge in the languages that are relevant for the project (Russian, Turkish, Urum, Greek or Georgian).
(d) Experience in the research on language change or language contact.

The starting date is 1.5.2014; the position is terminated on 28.2.2017.

Applications by disabled applicants are strongly encouraged. The Bielefeld University obtained several prices for its successes in equality and is certified as a family-friendly university. It welcomes applications by women. This holds in particular in the scientific area as well as in the technical, IT, and skilled crafts. It deals with applications in accordance with the state law for equality.

Applications (with CV, publication list, a representative publication) should be addressed (preferably electronically in PDF-files) to:

Mrs. Juliana Diner, Universität Bielefeld (E-Mail: juliana.diner Linguist List or:

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld

Deadline: 28.02.2014

Contact information:
Prof. Dr. Stavros Skopeteas, Universität Bielefeld, stavros.skopeteas Linguist List
Application Mailing Address: Juliana Diner Bielefeld University - Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies Postfach 10 01 3 Bielfeld 33501 Germany
Application Web Address:
Contact Information: Prof. Dr. Stavros Skopeteas