LINGUIST List 31.2958

Wed Sep 30 2020

Jobs: English; General Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Bern

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Date: 30-Sep-2020
From: David Britain <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Bern, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Bern
Department: English
Job Location: Bern, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: 90% Lectureship in Language and Linguistics

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The University of Bern offers a Lectureship in Language and Linguistics in the Department of English (initially from 1st February 2022 to 31st December 2022).

The tasks of the successful applicant will be:
- To teach 4 courses (8 hours of teaching) per semester at BA and MA levels in English Linguistics (e.g. English phonology, morphology and syntax), including the teaching of the compulsory BA Introduction to Linguistics lecture course;
- To assist in student support administration;
- To supervise student dissertations at BA and MA level.

The Department of English has a teaching and research focus in sociolinguistics and discourse studies, and the successful candidate will be expected to offer courses in the structure of English which are compatible with this overall objective. Academic requirements for this position are a completed PhD with a good publication record.

Although the language of teaching and administration in the Department is English, the language of the Faculty is German. Successful candidates should, as a minimum, commit to acquiring a good working knowledge of German within two years of taking up their post.

The successful applicant will receive a salary on scale 23 or 25 of the Bernese Cantonal pay scale. Scale and position on the scale are determined on the basis of age and experience. The bottom step of Scale 23 is CHF103,000 (US$112,000, GB£86,500) per annum for 100% positions, the top of Scale 25 is CHF182,000 (US$197,000, GB£153,000) for 100% positions.

The University of Bern is committed to equal opportunities in employment, in particular to increasing the number of women in senior academic positions. The University of Bern supports job sharing and the advancement of dual-career couples.

Applications containing a CV, which includes a list of publications, a detailed list of courses previously taught and evidence of administrative experience, should be uploaded as one PDF on the application website. The site asks for your title, given name, surname, email address (twice) and telephone number. Upload the one PDF by clicking on the ‘choose file’ box to the right of “Bewerbungsschreiben” on the application website. Ignore the other ‘choose file’ boxes.

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof David Britain

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