LINGUIST List 30.4245

Fri Nov 08 2019

Support: English; Applied Linguistics; Pragmatics: PhD, State University of New York at Albany

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 08-Nov-2019
From: Istvan Kecskes <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Pragmatics: PhD, State University of New York at Albany, USA
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Department: Educational Theory and Practice
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: State University of New York at Albany

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Pragmatics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


There is a PhD assistantship available for 4 years beginning in the Fall of 2020 in the PhD program of the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the State University of New York, Albany. The assistantship requires the successful candidate to work on the Albany Corpus of Intercultural Communication with Distinguished Professor Istvan Kecskes ( and assist with the TESOL practicum course. The assistantship includes 20 flexible hours per week and pays $18,000 per academic year plus it carries 9 credits of tuition per semester.

Applicants need to have a master's degree or equivalent in linguistics, English, pragmatics, second language education, communication, TESOL or a closely related field. The preparation of a PhD-dissertation on a topic related to pragmatics, intercultural communication, second language acquisition or bi- and multilingualism is expected. Because of the nature of the assistantship the successful candidate must be a native-speaker of English or have near native language proficiency.
Candidates are requested to email their applications (letter describing research interests, qualification for the assistantship and CV) to Professor Istvan Kecskes using the following email address:

Applications received by December 20, 2019 will receive full consideration, however, later applications may be considered as well until the position has been filled. The successful candidate must also go through the application procedure of the PhD program.

Applications Deadline: 20-Dec-2019

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. Istvan Kecskes
        SUNY 1400 Washington Avenue
        Albany NY 12110

Contact Information:
        Prof. Istvan Kecskes

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