LINGUIST List 32.2194

Mon Jun 28 2021

Jobs: English; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Universität Greifswald

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Date: 26-Jun-2021
From: Theresa Heyd <>
Subject: English; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics: 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: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Gender Studies

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 for earliest possible appointment, subject to budgetary regulations, for a fulltime Lecturer.

The position on offer is limited to a period of 24 months and is suitable for part-time employment.

The fixed-term employment is contracted without a factual reason, according to § 14(2) of the German Part-Time and Limited Term Employment Act (TzBfG). Applicants who have previously been employed in a fixed-term or permanent work relationship with the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as an employer (in an office of the state) cannot be included in the selection process. In case of an existing employment with the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the possibility of a secondment to the University of Greifswald, for the period mentioned above, can be considered. In the case of applications from a permanent employment at the University of Greifswald, the transfer of tasks shall be realised by temporary transposition.

Payment will be made according to pay group 13 TV-L Wissenschaft.

The Department of British and North American Studies at Greifswald University offers rich perspectives in research and teaching. It offers a broad range of study programs (B.A. English Studies; teacher training courses; interdisciplinary M.A. programs). The Chair of English Linguistics has a strong focus on language as a social practice.

Job description:
- Academic teaching in English Linguistics, including a focus on gender (sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics) as well as basic courses
- Preparing, administering and grading exams in all study programs offered at the department
- Supporting general organizational duties of the Chair of English Linguistics
- Participating in sociolinguistic research

Job requirements:
- Degree in English Studies or Applied Linguistics (grade average: at least 2.5, German grading scale)
- Documented teaching experience in English Linguistics
- Documented teaching or research experience in the area language and gender
- Excellent English skills (C2)
- Very good German skills (B2 or higher)

- Research interest in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis or pragmatics
- Teaching or research experience in the area of digital linguistic practice
- Completed PhD

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/Si25 by 12 July 2021, in electronic form (one PDF file) by email to the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: 12-Jul-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Theresa Heyd

Page Updated: 28-Jun-2021