LINGUIST List 29.2134

Thu May 17 2018

Jobs: English; Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Greifswald University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 16-May-2018
From: Theresa Heyd <>
Subject: English; Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Greifswald University, Germany
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University or Organization: Greifswald University
Department: Institute of British and American Studies
Job Location: Greifswald, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: PhD/Postdoc position in English Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of British and North American Studies of Universität Greifswald, Germany invites applications for the half-time position of Lecturer in English Linguistics

(„wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in“, 20 hours per week)

The above position starts on October 1, 2018 and will terminate on September 30, 2020. The payment will be according to TV-L Wissenschaft, salary scale E13.

The position will be part of the newly formed working group in English linguistics which will focus on language as social practice as well as on the use of English in global and contexts. Working at our department, the position holder will have the opportunity to embark on a closely supervised qualification project and to get actively involved in teaching and research.

- The expected teaching load is 4 hours per week in the field of English linguistics.
- Additionally, the position holder will be in charge of examinations and organizational tasks and should be willing to take part in linguistic research projects.
- The tasks assigned will be conducive to the realization of a PhD project or for the acquisition of additional scientific qualifications.

Applicants should hold an excellent degree in linguistics and/or English and American Studies. They should have a well-developed language awareness and be acquainted with different language cultures in the English-speaking world. Moreover, they should be open for implementing research-based formats of teaching and for further enhancing their academic profile.

The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Thus, applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable.

Severely disabled applicants with the same professional and personal qualifications will be considered with preference. This vacancy is open to all applicants, irrespective of gender.

Candidates interested in the position are requested to submit their applications under the job vacancy number 18/Ma16 by June 15, 2018, accompanied by the usual documents:
- CV
- academic degrees
- outline of a research project (1 page)
- description of previous teaching experience (if applicable).

Please submit your application to the application email below, including all documents in a single PDF file.

Additional Contact Information:
Universität Greifswald
Philosophische Fakultät
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Prof. Dr. Theresa Heyd
Steinbeckerstr. 15
17489 Greifswald

Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Theresa Heyd
Phone: ++49-3834-4203357

Page Updated: 17-May-2018