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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Teaching,Project Work
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics
Specific Language: English
Application Deadline: 11-Nov-2013
Supporting Institution: University of Vienna
Department of English and American Studies
LL Issue: 24.4110
Posted: 18-Oct-2013
Support Description: The University of Vienna invites applications for a PhD position in the field of English Historical Linguistics.

Successful applicants for this PhD position will write a dissertation in the field of English Historical Linguistics in the context of a research group that approaches language change in terms of generalized evolutionary theory, takes cognitive and sociolinguistic factors into account, and employs corpus based quantitative research methods. They will participate in research projects, teaching and administration.

Applicants are expected to deal competently with early historical varieties of English, particularly in the areas of phonology and/or morphology. They should command or be ready to acquire quantitative methods of historical linguistic analysis and model building, and be interested in transdisciplinary academic communication. Their command of English needs to be excellent.

Applications should be made online via the URL given below. Click on 'Positions advertised via Job Centre' near the bottom of the page. Use the free text search field on the next page and enter 'English and American Studies'. This will get you to the correct entry (ID: 4396).
Application Web Address: http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at/en/home/
Contact Information: Prof. Nikolaus Ritt nikolaus.ritt@univie.ac.at Phone:+43 1 4277 42424