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Job Announcement: Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

German; Italian; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics: Researcher/Junior Researcher, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bozen-Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy

Employer: Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Language Study Unit
Job Location: Bozen-Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy
Title: Researcher/Junior Researcher
Rank: Researcher
Researcher/Junior Researcher
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Specialty: German
LL Issue: 24.1900
Date Submitted: 02-May-2013
Job Description: The Language Study Unit at the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano (Italy) is seeking candidates for the following job vacancy:

Researcher/Junior Researcher

Applied Linguistics

The contract duration of the mentioned position is for 3 years.

The Language Study Unit is devoted to the analysis of how linguistic systems, languages and language varieties coexist and are related to one another within society, groups and individuals.

The successful candidate will be involved in the Language Study Unit research projects, especially on Monitoring of oral L2-competencies of the students (including conversational competencies) for German and Italian. S/he will focus on German. For more details see the link below.

The trilingual Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) was founded in 1997 as a non-state-controlled but legally recognized university, and brings together the German and Italian cultural and economic worlds. The university aims to increase its female teaching and research quota and encourages qualified women to apply. Knowledge of Italian and German is required.

Those interested are requested to send their applications and academic publications by post (not e-mail) to Free University of Bozen-Bolzano no later than 29.05.2013.
Application Deadline: 29-May-2013
Application Address: Paola  Paolini , Dott
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Personnel office for teaching and research staff
Piazza Università 1
Bozen-Bolzano    39100
Application URL: http://www.unibz.it/de/organisation/vacancies/research/nonpermanent/default.html?TargetId=2_2013&call=1723
Contact Information: Prof. Rita  Franceschini
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