LINGUIST List 29.290
Wed Jan 17 2018
Support: Romance; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: PhD, University of Cologne
Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <clarelinguistlist.org>
Aria Adli <aria.adli
General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: PhD, University of Cologne, Germany E-mail this
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Department: Institute of Romance Studies
Web Address: http://romanistik.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/26768.html?&L=1
Institution/Organization: University of Cologne
Duties: Research,Teaching,Project Work
Specialty Areas: General
The Institute of Romance Studies at the Faculty of
Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne is looking to fill one PhD position
(50 %) in Romance linguistics at the Chair of Prof Adli.
employment is scheduled for 01st of April 2018. The PhD positions offered are
part-time with weekly working time of 19,92 hours.
It is a fixed-term work
contract ending after 2 years with the possibility of another two-year extension. If
pay scale requirements are met, the position will be remunerated in accordance with
pay grade 13 TV-L.
The research profile of the chair and the
Sociolinguistic Lab includes the investigation of variation through combining
theoretical and empirical studies. Relevant structural phenomena from formal key
areas are studied via empirical data and quantitative methods, and useful empirical
methods (e.g. corpus linguistics, annotation structure, data collection and
analysis) are refined.
Areas of responsibility:
- The PhD should
conduct independent research, within the field of the team's research profile to
foster collaborations, and should be aiming to publish; at least one Romance
language has to be the object of study.
- Teaching one class per semester in
modern linguistics on the bachelor level (2 SWS = 90 minutes) with Romance languages
as the main focus (including either French or Spanish) and covering formal key areas
(syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics etc.).
- Independent collaboration in
and conception of projects as well as participation in the day-to-day business of
the chair and Sociolinguistic Lab including grant proposals, exams, workshop
organization, literature review etc.
- M.A. in
linguistics or philology with emphasis in linguistics
- rounded training in
- proficient and documented language skills in at least one
Romance language and expertise of linguistic phenomena in more than one Romance
- knowledge of German; candidates without prior knowledge must be
willing to gain a good command of the language within the first six months
good communication skills & works well in a team to coordinate day-to-day-business
in collaboration with the head of the chair
- knowledge of language variation
and change as well as of empirical methods is a plus
- on-site presence at the
University of Cologne upon recruitment
The application should include a
two-page proposal for a likely doctoral thesis (covering the following areas:
Research question, theoretical background, hypotheses, methods and linkage to
research at the chair).
The University of Cologne welcomes diversity, is an
equal opportunity employer and supports positive action in cases of candidates with
equivalent qualifications. Applications by women and persons with disabilities and
persons with migrational backround are strongly encouraged.
should include a statement of interest (letter of motivation, academic CV, 2-page
proposal for of PhD/research project, master thesis in pdf-format (and if available:
a list of publications/given talks), copies of the relevant degrees/certificates,
the names and addresses of two referees.
Applications should be sent in a
single PDF file to the application email with the subject ''PhDLinguistics'':
The application deadline is 5th of February 2018. If you should have
questions regarding the position please contact: Professor Aria Adli (aria.adli
Applications Deadline: 05-Feb-2018
Mailing Address for
University of Cologne,
Institute of Romance Studies
Cologne NRW 50923
Page Updated: 17-Jan-2018