LINGUIST List 32.2601

Mon Aug 09 2021

Jobs: Applied Linguistics;Computational Linguistics;Sociolinguistics;Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Würzburg

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Date: 09-Aug-2021
From: Carolin Biewer <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics;Computational Linguistics;Sociolinguistics;Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Würzburg
Department: English Linguistics
Job Location: Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Post Doc in Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; World Englishes

Required Language(s): English (eng)


For the research project ‘Megacities – living environments of the future’, funded by the VolkswagenStiftung, the Chair of English Linguistics at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, invites applications for a Research Position (Postdoc/Linguistics) starting from 1 November 2021. The position is full time (but may be split into two part-time positions). The contract will be for a fixed term of five years. Remuneration will be based on the Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (Collective Agreement for the Public Service of German Federal States, TV-L).

For the development of the field of ‘geolingual studies’ (GLS) as a new focus at the Chair of English Linguistics in cooperation with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt), we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher specialising in either English linguistics (World Englishes/corpus linguistics), computational linguistics or digital humanities.

Geolingual studies:
This innovative area of research combines methods from geography (remote sensing), linguistics and digital humanities to analyse the complex interplay between physical space and sociocultural space. For this, the description of the physical environment is complemented by the linguistic assessment of social networks, identity constructions, discourses and the perception of space by the inhabitants in a global as well as culture specific context.

Megacities as living environments of the future:
In the age of globalisation and urbanisation, present-day socio-cultural trends become particularly apparent in fast-changing urban spaces. Characterised by high growth rates, megacities bear witness to physical expansion and morphological restructuring, to the inflow of high and low educated populations as well as to global determinants and local influences. GLS advances the investigation of urban spaces by assessing their dynamics and contributes, in the long run, to the solution of pressing societal questions.

For further details see:

For further information about the project, see also: or

To apply, please email your application documents, including your CV, your study certificates and a motivational letter with the names of two referees to the address listed below.

Application Deadline: 20-Sep-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Carolin Biewer

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