LINGUIST List 29.4258
Thu Nov 01 2018
Support: German; Germanic; General Linguistics; Germanic linguistics: PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <beccalinguistlist.org>
Marc Pierce <mpierc
German; Germanic; General Linguistics; Germanic linguistics: PhD, University of Texas at Austin, USA E-mail this message to a friend
Department: Dept. of Germanic Studies
Web Address: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/germanic/index.php
Institution/Organization: University of Texas at Austin
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics
Required Language(s): German (deu)
The Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin is currently accepting applications from candidates to pursue doctoral studies in German culture (including literature and film); foreign language pedagogy and applied linguistics; and theoretical linguistics. Our faculty members are affiliated with graduate programs in related fields, including Comparative Literature, French & Italian, and Linguistics, and are internationally recognized for their scholarship. The strengths of our program lie mainly in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture, and applied and theoretical linguistics. The department currently hosts the editorial offices of German Studies Review (the journal of the German Studies Association; https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/german_studies_review/
), edited by Professor Sabine Hake; and the Texas German Dialect Project (www.tgdp.org
), directed by Professor Hans C. Boas.
The University of Texas at Austin offers outstanding research opportunities with a first-rate university library, and the Department of Germanic Studies encourages students to take advantage of these opportunities. We offer a broad range of courses on topics like “Art, Money, and the Economy”; “’Classic’ Legends: The Uses and Abuses of Canonicity in Cultural History”; “The Modern Metropolis,” and “Language Contact and Language Death in Texas,” as well as classes in Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Yiddish, and various older Germanic languages. Our graduate students regularly present papers at international and national conferences, publish articles in scholarly journals, and win fellowships for study and research, as well as teaching awards. Our alumni have also been successful at obtaining academic and non-academic positions.
We offer financial support for graduate studies for a maximum of five years. Funding includes fellowships, positions as assistant instructors, graduate research assistants (both currently $8,521 per semester), or teaching assistants (currently $6,842 per semester), tuition assistance (covers the entire tuition), and faculty and staff health insurance benefits. We will be able to provide outstanding candidates with additional financial support. Participation in our teaching mission is a crucial part of our graduate program, and we therefore strive to give all of our graduate students the opportunity to teach in our lower-division language sequence. Advanced graduate students may also be able to develop and teach their own courses.
Applicants should have a B.A. or M.A. in German or related field (e.g. Comparative Literature, Linguistics, etc.), a good command of German and English, a good academic record, a dedication to scholarly research, and an interest in teaching German or other Germanic languages as a foreign language.
More information about the department and the application process is available on our website:
For additional information, please consult our Graduate Adviser,
Professor Marc Pierce (mpierc
austin.utexas.edu; in German or English) or our Graduate
Coordinator, Ms. Monica Urso (germanicgradcoordinator
austin.utexas.edu, in English).
Application deadline: January 17, 2019.
Notification of admission by late February 2019
Applications Deadline: 17-Jan-2019
Web Address for Applications: https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX
Page Updated: 01-Nov-2018