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Thu Jun 13 2013

Support: English, Syntax: PhD Student, Georg-August-University, Germany

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 13-Jun-2013
From: Margitta Strüber <>
Subject: English, Syntax: PhD Student, Georg-August-University, Germany
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Department: English Department / Linguistics Division Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Syntax Syntax-Semantics Interface Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Linguistics Department of the Seminar for English Philology of the Georg-August-University Goettingen is offering a

PhD position

This position should be filled by 01.09.2013 or 1.10.2013. Regular working hours will be 19,9 hours per week with a limited contract of 3 years (prolongation possible). Salary: Pay grade 13 TV-L.

We are looking for excellent candidates to work on a linguistic PhD research project in syntactic-theory or the syntax-semantic interface. The research project will be determined during the first year, together with the
supervisor (Prof. Hedde Zeijlstra). The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the teaching program in English syntax (teaching load is 2 hours per week).

Application requirements are a university Master's / Magister degree with a grade above average in a linguistic subject and very good knowledge of English.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Candidates send their letter of application before July 9, 2013 together with a CV and a one page summary of their research interests, a copy of their MA / Magister thesis or an equivalent paper and a list of 2 references. Students who have not finished their degree as of yet, should provide an indication when they expect to do so.

Please send your application, preferably in electronic form by 08.07.2013 to Prof. Hedde Zeijlstra, Georg August Universität Göttingen, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Käte Hamburger-Weg 3, D - 37073 Göttingen, e-mail: hzeijlsuni ).

We request that you send us copies of your application documents. We will destroy the documents after a holding period of five months. Application documents will only be returned to you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.

Applications Deadline: 08-Jul-2013

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Professor Hedde Zeijlstra Kaete-Hamburger-Weg 3 Goettingen Lower Saxony 37073 Germany

Contact Information:         Professor Hedde Zeijlstra Phone:+49 551 39 7566 Fax:+49 551 39 14651

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