LINGUIST List 23.2716

Wed Jun 13 2012

Jobs: German; Romance; General Ling; Historical Ling; History of Ling; Contact Langs; Plurilingualism: Doctoral Research Asst, U of Graz

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Date: 13-Jun-2012
From: Bernhard Hurch <>
Subject: German; Romance; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; History of Linguistics; Contact Languages; Plurilingualism: Doctoral Research Assistant, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
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University or Organization: University of Graz Department: department of linguistics Job Location: Graz, Austria Web Address:
Job Rank: Doctoral Research Assistant

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; History of Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Contact Languages; Plurilingualism

Required Language(s): German                                  Romance

In connection with the research project 'Networks of Knowledge' financed bythe Austrian Science Fund and directed by Bernhard Hurch, the LinguisticsDepartment of Karl-Franzens University (Graz) announces the opening of twodoctoral research positions to conduct thesis work related to the project asscientific research collaborator ("wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter"). Using theresources of the Hugo Schuchardt Archive, the project aims to examinesignificant aspects of the history of linguistics and of the research networksthat were in place in the second half of the 19th century and the beginning ofthe 20th century. The specific focus of the project will revolve around Creolelanguages, Romance linguistics, Basque studies, specific topics in generaland historical linguistics, contact languages, and plurilingualism.

Duration of the project: 3 yearsStart date: October 1st 2012Required background: Masters degree in linguistics or a related discipline. Agood knowledge of Romance languages. Knowledge of German is necessary,but we will consider applicants who are willing to learn it intensively, ideallybefore joining the project.

Requirements: scientific curiosity and interest (evidenced by participations inconferences and publications); willingness to use electronic means ofinformation management and to engage in team work; commitment to registerin the PhD program of the Linguistics department (with a possible external co-supervisor). The theme of the thesis may be directly linked to the project ormore loosely related.For more information, we can supply the full description of the project uponrequest. The project web page can also be consulted at the following URL:

Salary and contract terms are in accordance with the Austrian ScienceFund's guidelines.

Applications can be submitted electronically any time and should meet theusual requirements.

For more information potential candidates should contact the LinguisticsDepartment at the address given below, or by email at

The application deadline for beginning work on 01-October-2012 is 20-July-2012.Positions with later start dates will remain open until filled.

Application Deadline: 01-Oct-2012 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Bernhard Hurch Institut für Sprachwissenschaft Universität Graz Merangasse 70 Graz Austria Email Address for Applications: netknowluni-graz Contact Information:
Bernhard Hurch Email:

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