LINGUIST List 32.1074

Wed Mar 24 2021

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Lecturer, Universität Greifswald

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 24-Mar-2021
From: Theresa Heyd <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Lecturer, Universität Greifswald, Germany
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University or Organization: Universität Greifswald
Department: Department of British and North American Studies
Job Location: Greifswald, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


At the University of Greifswald’s Department of British and North American Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, there is a job vacancy expected to be available from 01/09/2021, subject to budgetary regulations, for a part-time (50 %) Research and Teaching Assistant.

The position on offer is permanent. Payment will be made according to pay group 13 TV-L Wissenschaft.

Job description:
The successful candidate will perform teaching services at the Department of British and North American Studies (teaching obligation of 7 classes (à 45 min. as defined in LVVO M-V) per week in every semester). The candidate will teach classes which combine the fields of English Language Practice and Applied English Linguistics, primarily for the degree course in primary education.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in establishing and implementing the new degree course for primary school teachers, to contribute to the planning, administering, and execution of examinations, and to engage in the development of interdisciplinary modules and practice-oriented classes in cooperation with the Department’s Teaching of English section.

In addition, the successful candidate will be involved in administrative tasks, including teacher education committees, and will have the opportunity to participate in research activities at the Chair of English Linguistics.

Job requirements:
- Degree in English Studies or Applied Linguistics (average grade: 2,5 or above, German grading scale)
- Documented teaching experience in the tertiary education (preferably experience in university teaching) in the areas of English Language Practice, TESOL, or Applied Linguistics
- Highly developed contrastive language awareness and skills in English and German in theory (phonetics/phonology, syntax) and practice (translation)
- Excellent knowledge of English (L1 or L1 equivalent)
- Very good knowledge of German (B2 or above)

- Teacher training degree, experience as a school teacher, or similar documented teaching experience in the primary sector
- TESOL or TEFL qualification
- Research experience, interest in contributing toward research projects and/or obtaining additional academic qualifications

The position is open to all persons, irrespective of gender. The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable. Severely disabled applicants with the same qualifications will be considered with preference.

In accordance with § 68(3) PersVG M-V, the Staff Council will only be involved in staff matters of the academic or artistic staff on request.

Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned. Unfortunately, the application costs (e.g. travel expenses for interviews) will not be reimbursed by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Applications comprising all usual documents should be sent with reference to the job advertisement number 21/Si05 by 16 April 2021, in electronic form (one PDF file) by email, to the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: 16-Apr-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Theresa Heyd

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