LINGUIST List 33.2409

Wed Aug 03 2022

Jobs: General Linguistics: Scientific Program Manager, Goethe University Frankfurt

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 03-Aug-2022
From: Cornelia Ebert <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Scientific Program Manager, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
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University or Organization: Goethe University Frankfurt
Department: Institute of Linguistics, Department of Modern Philologies
Job Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Scientific Program Manager (100%, m/f/d) (E13 TV-G-U)

Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The vacancy for the Program Manager is within the framework of the DFG-funded Priority Programme 2329 "Visual Communication. Theoretical, Empirical and Applied Perspectives (ViCom)" starting 01.10.2022 and initially limited until 30.09.2025 with the option of extension by 3 years after successful interim evaluation of the Priority Programme. The job classification is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U).

We are looking for a reliable and committed personality for the scientific coordination of the entire priority programme. In the first funding phase, the Priority Programme 2329 comprises nineteen research projects and one central project, to which this position is assigned, as well as various packages of measures (summer schools, conferences, PR and knowledge transfer, etc.).

Your main task will be the planning and organisation of all measures assigned to the central project. These tasks include:
- the organisation of conferences,
- the organisation of summer schools,
- the administration of the Short-Term Collaboration Programme,
- the supervision of Mercator Fellows, and
- the conception and implementation of PR measures and other knowledge transfer activities.
You will also support the participating projects in scientific data management. In addition to these administrative tasks, you will be the interface between the programme coordinator (Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ebert), the projects, and the involved university administrations. You will be responsible for managing the communication between these parties.

Your profile:
You should have the following qualifications:
- a completed academic university degree (Master or equivalent) in a relevant subject (e.g. linguistics, psychology, philosophy or computer science)
- very good knowledge of German and English
- excellent communication skills and very good organisational skills

The following knowledge and skills would be a plus:
- Experience in the scientific coordination of collaborative projects and/or interdisciplinary settings
- PhD in a relevant subject
- research experience in the field of gestures and/or sign languages
- experience in public relations
- advanced IT skills with regard to data management

Applications including university transcript, curriculum vitae, list of publications, letter of motivation, sample of a PR text/non-technical text should be sent preferably by email.
Further information on the priority programme can be found on the following website: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Ebert at the e-mail address mentioned below.

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2022

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ebert

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