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Fri Oct 25 2019

Support: Germanic; General Linguistics: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 23-Oct-2019
From: Marc Pierce <>
Subject: Germanic; General Linguistics: PhD, University of Texas at Austin, USA
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Department: Germanic Studies
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Texas at Austin

Duties: Teaching

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics



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- to twenty-first-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;, edited by Professor Sabine Hake; and the Texas German Dialect Project (, directed by Professor Hans C. Boas. It was named a Center of Excellence by the American Association of Teachers of German in October 2019.
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 “Memory and Trauma,” “The Fascist Aesthetic,” “Theory as Convergence Culture,” 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 (; in German or English) or our Graduate
Coordinator, Ms. Monica Urso (, in English).

Application deadline: January 17, 2020

Notification of admission by late February 2020

Applications Deadline: 17-Jan-2020

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Marc Pierce

Page Updated: 25-Oct-2019