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Job Announcement: Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG)

General Linguistics: Post Doc, Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG), Göttingen, Germany


Employer: Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG)

http://www.gsgg.uni-goettingen.de
Job Location: Göttingen, Germany
Title: Postdoctoral Research Position
Rank: Post Doc
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1735
Date Submitted: 18-Apr-2013
Job Description: The Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG) at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen invites applications for:

8 postdoctoral research positions
(ID 8104)

The positions, to begin 1st August, 2013, will be offered as two-year fixed-term contracts on a full-time basis (currently 39.8 hours per week). In the event of successful interim evaluation, there is the possibility of extension of the contract duration to 31st December, 2017. The positions will be remunerated at the TV-L E13 level (in accordance with the German public sector pay scale). Under certain circumstances, the position is also suitable for part-time work.

The postdoctoral researchers will be members of the Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG). The objective of GSGG is to integrate outstanding early-stage researchers into interdisciplinary and international humanities research contexts and to prepare them for the next stage of an academic career. The positions are incorporated into four interdisciplinary research focus areas reflecting particularly strong areas of the humanities in Göttingen:
1. Language, cognition and text
2. Multiple modernities
3. Religion
4. Knowledge

Please find detailed information about these research foci at the department URL.

The successful candidates will have obtained their doctoral degree with distinction. Applicants should also have a proven research and teaching track record in at least one of the subjects participating in the research focus concerned. The postdoctoral researcher will pursue his/her own research project and should already be in a position to supply a programmatic outline and present the project in the course of the selection discussions. Further requirements are very good German language skills, in particular in language comprehension (B2/C1 level of the Common European Reference Framework or comparable evidence).

Candidates are expected to be willing to initiate interdisciplinary projects and engage with the centres and research collaborations involving the respective research focus area. In particular, it is expected that they will take on the scholarly conception and organisation of a GSGG Summer School. A further precondition is interest and willingness to work closely together with selected doctoral researchers at the GSGG and supervise their work. It is also desirable that the candidate has undertaken academic stays in countries other than his/her own.

We explicitly welcome applications from outside Germany. The University of Göttingen seeks to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are currently underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages applications from female candidates. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Applications including the usual documentation are to be sent by 03.05.2013, if possible in electronic form to Dr. Marie Luisa Allemeyer.

Selection talks will take place from 10.-11. 06. 2013 in Göttingen. The Director of the GSGG, Dr. Marie Luisa Allemeyer will be glad to answer any questions that may arise in this connection.
In case you do not apply in electronic form, we request that you send us copies of your application documents. We will destroy the documents after a holding period of five months. Application documents will only be returned to you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.
Application Deadline: 03-May-2013
Application Address: Dr. Marie Luisa  Allemeyer
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
GSGG
Geismar Landstr. 11
Göttingen    37083
Germany 
Application URL: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/63185.html
Contact Information: Dr. Marie Luisa  Allemeyer
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