LINGUIST List 21.2824

Wed Jul 07 2010

Jobs: General Ling: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (A13), U of Bamberg

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        1.    Geoffrey Haig, Minority Languages of the Middle East, General Linguistics: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (A13 on German scale), University of Bamberg, Germany

Message 1: Minority Languages of the Middle East, General Linguistics: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (A13 on German scale), University of Bamberg, Germany
Date: 07-Jul-2010
From: Geoffrey Haig <geoffrey.haiguni-bamberg.de>
Subject: Minority Languages of the Middle East, General Linguistics: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (A13 on German scale), University of Bamberg, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Bamberg Department: General Linguistics Job Location: Bamberg, Germany Web Address: http://www.uni-bamberg.de/
Job Rank: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (A13 on German scale)

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology; Minority Languages of the Middle East


Description:

Fixed-term appointment (5 years, A 13 on the German salary scale) for alecturer in general linguistics at the newly-established department ofgeneral linguistics at the University of Bamberg. The official German textfor the application can be consulted at:http://www.uni-bamberg.de/abt-wirtschaft/stellenausschreibung/wissenschaftliches-personal/

Job summary:The position involves teaching at the undergraduate level (5 hours perweek), including courses in both a BA and a Masters Programme. The mainareas of instruction are the sociolinguistics of minority languages in theNear East, language contact, and typology. However, besides these coreareas, the successful candidate will have considerable freedom to focus onhis/her own special areas of interest and contribute towards developing theteaching profile of the department. Besides teaching, the candidate will beexpected to fulfill administrative duties and contribute to establishingthe web-based resources at the department. The candidate will be encouragedto complete a Habilitation (second thesis, generally required for aprofessorship in Germany) over the time span of the appointment. Theposition will commence on October 1, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Qualifications:- PhD in general linguistics in hand at the time of appointment.- Demonstrated expertise in a language of the Near and Middle East,preferably Arabic or other Semitic language.- Research experience in at least one of the following fields: empiricalsociolinguistics, bilingualism and minority languages, documentation ofendangered languages, language typology- Commitment to excellence in teaching, preferably experience in coursesrelevant to the position.- Clear evidence of potential for research and publishing in English atinternational level.- Knowledge of German would be a distinct advantage, but is not essentialas the language of teaching is English.

Any enquries regarding the application should be directed toProf. Geoffrey Haig at:geoffrey.haiguni-bamberg.deTel. +49 951 863 2490 / 2491Lehrstuhl Allgemeine SprachwissenschaftAn der Universit├Ąt 296045 Bamberg

Candidates are invited to send their applications, in pdf-format, to theabove address.

Applications should include: a CV, two samples of written work, a briefstatement outlining the candidate's current and future research agenda, andthe names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted ifnecessary.

Application Deadline: 15-Aug-2010 Email Address for Applications: geoffrey.haiguni-bamberg.de Contact Information:
Prof. Geoffrey Haig Email: geoffrey.haiguni-bamberg.de Phone: 00499518632490

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