LINGUIST List 29.458

Fri Jan 26 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics; Language Contact: Rank Open, University of Potsdam

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 26-Jan-2018
From: Heike Wiese <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Language Contact: Rank Open, University of Potsdam, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Job Location: Potsdam, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Coordinator

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Contact


The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Arts, invites applications for the following position by 01st April 2018: Coordinator (Requisition No.: 14/2018) of the new Research Unit “Emerging Grammars in Contact Language Situations: A Comparative Approach” (RUEG; speaker: Prof. Dr. Heike Wiese). The position is for 20 hours of work per week (50%). The salary is determined by the collective bargaining agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L 13). This is a temporary position limited to a term of 3 years.

RUEG will investigate the linguistic systems and linguistic resources of heritage speakers in both of their languages across different language pairs, registers, and age groups. We will investigate speakers of Russian, Turkish, and Greek as heritage languages in Germany and the U.S., in addition to German as a heritage language in the U.S., as well as monolingual controls for majority and heritage languages. The Research Unit provides an exciting infrastructure including an interdisciplinary network of researchers and international experts.

For more information see:

The coordinator will be responsible for all coordination measures within RUEG, including, e.g., group meetings, workshops and conferences, collaborative work on documents and data, liaising with speakers, support of distributed data collection and shared data processing, and organisation of a network of early-career researchers.

Applicants should:
- hold an MA or PhD in linguistics or related fields
- have a fluent command of German and English

The ideal candidate would be interested in multilingual settings, have strong organisational skills, and some experience with project coordination and large collaborations.

The University of Potsdam hosts leading groups in the field of linguistics and cognitive sciences ( Potsdam is an attractive historical city and its palaces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is close to Berlin, a culturally vibrant city.

The University of Potsdam strives to maintain gender balance among its staff. Severely disabled applicants shall receive preference in case of equal qualifications. We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.

Please send your application as a single PDF including (1) a statement of interests and motivation, (2) a full CV, (3) academic transcripts, (4) list of publications/talks/presentations, and (5) the master's or PhD thesis, to University of Potsdam, Dezernat für Personal- und Rechtsangelegenheiten, Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam by February 9th, 2018, to:

Application Deadline: 09-Feb-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Heike Wiese

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