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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Specific Language: English
Application Deadline: 31-May-2013
Supporting Institution: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
English Seminar
LL Issue: 24.94
Posted: 09-Jan-2013
Support Description: Eberhard Karls University Tübingen offers 12 PhD Scholarships (65%) from October 1, 2013 in the interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) 1808 “Ambiguity: Production and Perception.” The 12 doctoral student positions are available for two years (with the possibility of one additional year). The RTG and funding will start October 1, 2013. Salary in accordance with the DFG rates of TV-L E13, 65%. Participating Disciplines: English Literary Studies, English Linguistics, German Literary Studies, German Linguistics (Psycholinguistics), Legal Studies, Classical Philology, Media Studies, Psychology, General Rhetoric, Romance Linguistics, Protestant Theology (New Testament). Doctoral students will enjoy excellent conditions in an interdisciplinary environment and will participate in a systematically structured curriculum, comprising projectoriented guidance in small teams as well as activities of the entire Research Training Group, including a practice-based programme. A visiting researcher programme will enhance international cooperation and exchange. For further information on the RTG and the application process please consult the website: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/index.php/?id=34380
Application Web Address: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/index.php/?id=34380
Contact Information: Dr. Angelika Zirker angelika.zirker@uni-tuebingen.de