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Level: PhD
Linguistic Field: Pragmatics
Language Acquisition Intercultural Communication
Specific Language: English
Application Deadline: 15-Apr-2014
Supporting Institution: State University of New York, Albany
Educational Theory and Practice
LL Issue: 25.1073
Posted: 04-Mar-2014
Support Description: There is a PhD assistantship available for 4 years beginning in the Fall of 2014 or (Spring 2015) in the PhD program of the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the State University of New York, Albany. The assistantship requires the successful candidate to work as an editorial assistant at the international journal “Intercultural Pragmatics” published by Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin/New York, and edited by Professor Istvan Kecskes.

Responsibilities include proof-reading, copy-editing, preparing manuscripts for publication (4 issues per year), logging, and maintaining files on in-coming manuscripts through all stages of publication; and performing editorially-related administrative tasks.

The assistantship pays $12,000. It carries 9 units of tuition per semester.

Applicants need to have a master's degree or equivalent in linguistics, English, pragmatics, second language education, communication, TESOL or a closely related field. The preparation of a PhD-dissertation on a topic related to pragmatics, intercultural communication, second language acquisition or bi- and multilingualism is expected. Because of the nature of the assistantship the successful candidate must be a native-speaker of English and have some prior experience in editing journals, books, magazines, etc. S/he must possess proofreading skills and have extensive knowledge of English grammar and punctuation.

Candidates are requested to email their applications (letter describing research interests, qualification for the editorial assistantship and CV) to the following email address: ikecskes Linguist List

Applications received by April 15 will receive full consideration, however, later applications may be considered as well until the position has been filled. The successful candidate must also go through the application procedure of the PhD program.

Information on the PhD program and journal:

Contact Information: Prof. Istvan Kecskes, ikecskes Linguist List
Application Mailing Address: Prof. Istvan Kecskes SUNY, Albany, ED 114 1400 Washington Avenue Albany NY 12222 USA
Contact Information: Prof. Istvan Kecskes