LINGUIST List 23.5323

Tue Dec 18 2012

Jobs: Pragmatics; Socioling; Corpus Ling; Empirical Research Methodology: Research Assistant; Leuphana University Lueneburg

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Date: 17-Dec-2012
From: Katrin Severloh <>
Subject: Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Corpus Linguistics; Empirical Research Methodology: Research Assistant; Leuphana University Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany
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University or Organization: Leuphana University Lueneburg Job Location: Lueneburg, Germany Web Address:
Job Rank: Research Assistant

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Corpus Linguistics; Empirical Research Methodology


The Leuphana University of Lüneburg is seeking to fill a part-time position (50% of full-time hours) as a Research Assistant (Pay Grade 13 TV-L) at the Institute of English Studies of the Faculty of Education at the next possible date. The duration of this position will be limited to a period of two years.

Area of Responsibility:The successful candidate will be assigned the following tasks:- Performing conceptual work supporting the expansion of the LinA Lab (Laboratory for EmpiricalResearch on Language in Action) at the Institute of English Studies
- Providing support and advice regarding empirical research questions in English linguistics,especially in the use of language corpora and in statistical analysis- Producing supporting videos, preparing supporting documents, and designing exercise materialsregarding linguistic methods and topics- Conducting an empirical study within the relevant thematic field and assisting with thepublication of the research findings

Required Qualifications:- Above-average degree in the English language with a focus on English linguistics- Very good knowledge of the methods applied in empirical linguistics, especially in the field ofcorpus analysis and statistics- Familiar with quantitative and qualitative analysis programs (e.g., SPSS, R, MAXQDA, f4)- Very good knowledge in the fields of pragmatics and/or sociolinguistics- Very good command of the English language- Doctoral degree (desirable)- Capable of working independently

Leuphana University of Lüneburg intends to increase the number of female academics. Therefore, qualified women are particularly invited to apply. Severely disabled applicants having the same qualification will be given preferential consideration.

Please send your application (CV, certificates, references, and a publication written in English) to the application address below.

Application Deadline: 14-Jan-2013 Mailing Address for Applications:
Katrin Severloh Personnel Leuphana University of Lüneburg Scharnhorststr. 1 Lueneburg 21335 Germany Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Katrin Severloh Email:

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