LINGUIST List 30.3305

Tue Sep 03 2019

Support: English; Phonetics; Second language prosody; first language attrition of prosody: PhD, University of Graz

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 03-Sep-2019
From: Ineke Mennen <>
Subject: English; Phonetics; Second language prosody; first language attrition of prosody: PhD, University of Graz, Austria
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Department: English Studies
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Graz

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Phonetics
Second language prosody; first language attrition of prosody
Required Language(s): English (eng)


The English Department is looking for an University Assistant without doctorate (= PhD position; 30 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 4 years; position to be filled as of now )

Your duties:
- Work and assist in Prof. Ineke Mennen’s Speech Laboratory
- Write a dissertation in the field of second language prosody and/or first language attrition of prosody
- Participate in existing research projects and develop new ones
- Publish and present research at conferences
- Teach courses (independently and/or co-teaching) and supervise students
- Carry out general organisational and administrative duties

Your profile:
- Master’s degree in English/American Studies, Linguistics or equivalent, with a specialisation in acoustic phonetics and an outstanding academic record
- Experience with experimental phonetics research
- Knowledge of Praat software and scripting and statistical analysis of data (desirable)
- Research proposal of a dissertation project on the acquisition of second language prosody and/or first language attrition of prosody, at least in concept form.
- Excellent command of (academic) English and German
- Organisational talent and an ability to work well in a team
- Ability for independent research, creativity and originality
- Interest and enthusiasm for teaching and research

Our offer: Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1
Minimum salary: The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 2148.40 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.
We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: September 25th 2019

Reference Number: MB/182/99 ex 2018/19

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply. Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents before the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV, photo, short research proposal (max. 3 pages), and relevant certificates to:

For more information please contact Prof. Ineke Mennen at

Applications Deadline: 25-Sep-2019

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Human Resources
        Graz 8010

Contact Information:
        Human Resources

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