LINGUIST List 30.4427

Thu Nov 21 2019

Jobs: English; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, TU Braunschweig

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Date: 21-Nov-2019
From: Holger Hopp <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, TU Braunschweig, Germany
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University or Organization: TU Braunschweig
Department: English Linguistics
Job Location: Braunschweig, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: PhD students/Post-Docs in Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Second Language Acquisition; Multilingualism

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of English Linguistics at the University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology (TU Braunschweig, Germany) invites applications for two PhD or Postdoc positions in English Linguistics (f/m/d) (German pay scale TV-L E13, 50%-66%) starting April 1, 2020.

The positions are for three years, subject to a successful evaluation of progress at the end of the first year. Salaries range from 24k to 39k Euros per year depending on the applicant's experience.

We are looking for candidates with backgrounds and interests that link up to the main research areas in English Linguistics at the TU Braunschweig, namely, psycholinguistics and/or bi-/multilingualism. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with knowledge in core areas of theoretical linguistics.

The department has experimental facilities including a remote eye-tracker suitable for reading and Visual World studies and reaction-time computers. Further information about the department can be found at

The successful candidates may pursue a PhD degree or Habilitation. The candidates will teach English-language seminar courses in (English) linguistics, ranging from two 45-minute sessions to seven 45-minute sessions per week in each 14-week semester, depending on the type of position.

Applicants should
- Have an excellent MA degree or equivalent in a subject related to (English) linguistics and/or the PhD project (for PhD positions, up to 50%, TV-L E13)
- Have an excellent PhD degree or equivalent in a subject related to (English) linguistics (for Post-doc positions, 50%-66%, TV-L E13)
- Have advanced English skills
- Have demonstrable teaching and team working skills

Knowledge of German, previous teaching experience, knowledge of statistics and experience in lab-based and/or empirical research are desirable.

Besides a cover letter, applications should include
- A letter of motivation
- A CV
- Copies of all previous degrees including detailed transcripts of records
- Contact information for two academic letters of reference (one from the supervisor of the BA/MA/PhD thesis or equivalent)
- A summary of the MA/PhD thesis or equivalent
- Optional: a research proposal for the dissertation project in the relevant areas including a time schedule (five A4 ages max.).

Applications should be sent as pdf attachments by email to the application email or by post to the address below by January 15, 2020. Interviews may be held before the deadline. For questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Holger Hopp at h.hopp or +49-531-391-8700. The TU Braunschweig cannot cover application expenses.

The TU Braunschweig is an equal-opportunities employer. Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities provided they have the same qualifications. The TU Braunschweig strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore encourages qualified women to apply. We welcome applications from all nations.

The TU Braunschweig will store your personal data as part of the application procedure.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2020
Mailing Address for Applications:
Erika Wolf
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Bienroder Weg 80
Braunschweig 38106
Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Holger Hopp
Phone: +495313918700

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