LINGUIST List 23.5122

Sat Dec 08 2012

Jobs: General Linguistics: Manager, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 06-Dec-2012
From: Beatrix Busse <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Manager, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
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University or Organization: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Job Location: Heidelberg, Germany Web Address:
Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Heidelberg Graduate School for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HGGS) seeks a

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter as coordinator.(E13 TV-L)

The position starts on the earliest possible date and is initially limited to 31.10.2017.

The incumbent coordinates the graduate school in cooperation with the directors of the HGGS, the graduate academy and the respective faculties and institutions involved.

Job summary:
- Coordinating functions such as advancing, managing and internationalising the graduate school
- Coordinating the interdisciplinary teaching programme
- Writing research proposals for external funding- Organising international events in the HGGS
- Administrative supervision of HGGS graduates- Managing HGGS public relations and international networking

The coordinator should have a PhD in either a discipline of the social sciences or the humanities, ideally with experience from having studied or carried out research at a foreign university. The candidate should be familiar with writing research proposals in both English and German and should have already successfully applied for external funding. The coordinator should have a record of administrative experience both within and outside the university and proven success in international networking as well as organising structured graduate programs and international conferences. She/he should be flexible, visionary, pro-active and open-minded and able to think beyond disciplinary boundaries. The requirements also include organisational talent, team spirit and excellent oral and written communicative and interpersonal skills. Excellent knowledge of English and German and computer literary are also necessary.

Application materials (in one electronic pdf-file and in printed format) should contain the following:
- Cover letter illustrating qualifications and motivation for the application (max. 2 pages)
- CV
- Educational certificates- The applicant’s idea of the role of a coordinator (max. 3 pages)- Up to 2 letters of recommendation

The short-listed candidates will be called for an interview at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg or via Skype.

The University of Heidelberg particularly welcomes applications from female candidates and therefore strongly urges women to apply for these fellowships. Applications from disabled candidates will be given preference if the qualifications of these candidates are identical to those of non-disabled candidates.

The deadline for application is 7 January 2013. Please send your electronic application (in one pdf-file) and printed application to Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse at the application address below.

Note that applications will not be returned.

If you have any further questions please contact Prof. Dr. B. Busse at (phone: 0049-6221-543639).

Application Deadline: 07-Jan-2013 Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Anglistisches Seminar Kettengasse 12 Heidelberg D-69117 Germany Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse Email: Phone: 0049-6221-543083

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