LINGUIST List 30.4429

Thu Nov 21 2019

Support: English; Psycholinguistics: PhD, TU Braunschweig

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 21-Nov-2019
From: Holger Hopp <>
Subject: English; Psycholinguistics: PhD, TU Braunschweig, Germany
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Department: English Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: TU Braunschweig

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of English Linguistics at the University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology (Germany) invites applications for two PhD positions in English Linguistics (f/m/d) (German pay scale TV-L E13, 50%) 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 28k 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 will pursue a PhD degree in English Linguistics. The candidates will teach two 45-minute English-language seminar courses in (English) linguistics per week in each 14-week semester.

Applicants should
- Have an excellent MA degree or equivalent in a subject related to (English) linguistics and/or the PhD project
- 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 thesis or equivalent)
- A summary of the MA 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 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 University of 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.

Applications Deadline: 15-Jan-2020

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Erika Wolf
        Bienroder Weg 80
        TU Braunschweig, Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Raum 227
        Braunschweig Deutschland 38106

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Holger Hopp

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