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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2013
Supporting Institution: University of Bielefeld
Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies
LL Issue: 24.412
Posted: 23-Jan-2013
Support Description: The Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies, University of Bielefeld, collaborative research institute 673 ''Alignment in Communication'', 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). Job Description: Typological investigations on coordination in dialogue, design and interpretation of cross-linguistic experiments in syntax and prosody with special focus on conversation, linguistic fieldwork, participation to the research activities of the collaborative research institute 673 “Alignment in Dialogue”, management of project budget, coordination of student assistants and external associate researchers. There is an opportunity of starting a Ph.D. project within this position. Requirements: M.A. in linguistics, experience in the areas of language typology, linguistic fieldwork, design and interpretation of experiments, experience in writing scientific publications in English. The earliest starting date is 1. April 2013; the position is terminated on 30.06.2014. In case of a prolongation of the collaborative research institute in 2014 - and after an evaluation of the scientific work of the candidate - this position can be prolonged for another four years. Applications by disabled applicants are strongly encouraged. Applications by women are strongly encouraged. Women will be preferred in case of equal qualifications, if there are no substantial reasons in favour of another candidate. Applications (with CV, publication list, two representative papers) should be addressed (preferably electronically in PDF-files) to: Mrs. Henrike Wanke, Bielefeld University (E-Mail: henrike.wanke Linguist List uni-bielefeld.de) or: Bielefeld University Faculty for Linguistics und Literary Studies Postfach 10 01 31 33501 Bielefeld
Application Mailing Address: Henrike Wanke Postfach 100131 Bielefeld NRW 33501 Germany
Contact Information: Prof. Dr. Stavros Skopeteas stavros.skopeteas@uni-bielefeld.de