LINGUIST List 31.2746

Mon Sep 07 2020

Jobs: English; Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Åbo Akademi University

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Date: 07-Sep-2020
From: Brita Wårvik <>
Subject: English; Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
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University or Organization: Åbo Akademi University
Department: English Language and Literature
Job Location: Turku, Finland
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in English Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of English Language and Literature at Åbo Akademi University invites applications for a position as a postdoctoral researcher in English linguistics for a fixed-term period of three years from 1 January 2021 or as agreed, the COVID-19 situation permitting.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in one of the following fields:
- Linguistic study of online discourse, adopting a discourse-pragmatic approach
- Historical and/or diachronic study of discourse organization
- Sociolinguistic approaches to media, online interaction and identity

The appointee’s primary task will be to pursue their own research and to produce publications, conference papers, and other outputs arising from it. They can also be required to participate in teaching, supervision and examination of M.A. theses on topics related to their field of expertise, up to a maximum of 20 per cent of the total work time.

The appointee is expected to participate in conferences and engage in international research co-operation. They will be eligible for travel grants for these purposes. Applicants are required to include a mobility plan for at least six months to pursue research at a university or research institute abroad as part of their research plan.

The applicant will hold a PhD degree in English language/linguistics. In general, no more than four years should have elapsed since the award of the degree.

Full details at the application link provided below.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor, Head of Subject, Brita Wårvik, Professor Tuija Virtanen-Ulfhielm, or Associate Professor Martin Gill. For questions about the recruitment procedure, please contact HR specialist Jenni Kronqvist. (email

Applications including the following enclosures are to be submitted online by Monday 5 October, 2020, 3 p.m. (Finnish time):
- Academic portfolio;
- Copy of PhD diploma;
- Copies of other diplomas and certificates;
- Research plan (6-10 pages),
- Including a publication plan and a mobility plan;
- Copy of the PhD thesis and a maximum of two articles or publications not included in the thesis;
- Contact information for two referees.

Application Deadline: 05-Oct-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Brita Wårvik

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