LINGUIST List 29.3726
Thu Sep 27 2018
Support: Language Acquisition; Multilingualism: PhD, University of Konstanz
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Web Address: https://www.ling.uni-konstanz.de/en/
Institution/Organization: University of Konstanz
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition
The Department of Linguistics invites applicants for two PhD studentships
within the field of Multilingualism who will work with Prof Theo Marinis to conduct research on
multilingual child language development.
Two PhD positions (Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 50 %)
positions are available as of 1st December, 2018 and are limited for three years.
The PhD students
will work on a research project that will map how primary school children in and around Konstanz develop
their language, literacy, and cognitive abilities using a variety of off-line and on-line experimental
We are looking for highly motivated PhD students with a MA/MSc in
Bilingualism/Multilingualism, Linguistics or related discipline to join Prof Marinis’ research team. The
successful candidates should have strong interest in linguistics and multilingual language acquisition,
should be native or near native speakers of German and should have some experience working with primary
school children. Knowledge of Italian or Arabic would be an advantage because of the large numbers of
Italian- and Arabic-speaking families in the region. Experience with reaction time experiments,
eye-tracking or ERP experiments would also be an advantage.
candidates will conduct research with multilingual children in and around Konstanz, will teach on our
BA/MA programmes (2 hours per week), and will provide some administrative support on the MA
The PhD students will be hosted at the Linguistics Department and will be in
close contact with the Centre for Multilingualism that conducts, disseminates, and communicates research
on multilingualism to academic and non-academic audiences.
The Linguistics Department at the
University of Konstanz combines theoretical with experimental linguistics and provides a vibrant
international research-intensive environment. Its research infrastructure includes a psycholinguistics
lab with reaction time and eye-tracking facilities, a baby lab, and two ERP labs. The department has a
strong record of externally funded projects, including the Research Unit ‘Questions at the Interfaces’
funded by the DFG and the Innovative Training Network ‘The Multilingual Mind (MultiMind)’ funded by the
European Union that is being coordinated by the Linguistics Department at the University of Konstanz
(multilingualmind.eu). The two PhD students will work closely with the two PhD students working within
the MultiMind project.
For further information, you can contact Prof Theo Marinis: t.marinis
As an equal opportunity employer, the University of
Konstanz strives to increase the number of women in research and teaching.
The University of
Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified
(contact + 49 7531 / 88 – 4016).
The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an
environment that promotes a good balance between university and family life.
To find out how the
University of Konstanz supports working couples through its dual career programme, please visit: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc
Your application should include your CV, your Masters Degree/a transcript of current study status, a
motivation letter and two letters of reference or reference contacts. All application documents should
be assembled in a single PDF file and sent to natalja.sander
Please write ‘PhD Multilingualism’ in the subject of the e-mail.
The deadline for applications
is 15.10.2018 but the search will continue until the positions are filled. https://www.uni-konstanz.de/stellenangebote/stellenauswahl.php/stellenauswahl.php?seite=2018/188&id=1
Applications Deadline: 15-Oct-2018
Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications: https://www.uni-konstanz.de/stellenangebote/stellenauswahl.php/stellenauswahl.php?seite=2018/188&id=1
Prof Dr Theodoros
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