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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Teaching,Project Work
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics Multilingualism, Typology, Corpus Linguistics, Variation, Theory Construction
Specific Language: English
Application Deadline: 30-Oct-2012
Supporting Institution: University of Hamburg
Department of English Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.4070
Posted: 02-Oct-2012
Support Description: The University of Hamburg invites applications for a research assistant / PhD position
(50% TV-L 13, 19,5 hours/week) in English linguistics for a period of three years from
1 March 2013.

Applicants should have a Master's degree in English linguistics as well as an interest
in multilingualism, linguistic typology, corpus linguistics, linguistic variation and
theory construction.

Your tasks will include scientific work both in research and in teaching. You will teach
one undergraduate course (2 hours) per semester and will also have the opportunity to
write your PhD thesis.

Your application should include a vita, a cover letter describing your experience and
interests for both teaching and research, and proof of your university degree. Please
send your application by October 30th 2012 to Prof. Dr. Peter Siemund at the address
below.

We request that you send us copies of your application documents as no returns will
be made. Documents will only be returned if you provide a self-addressed adequately
stamped envelope.

All applications and questions about the position may be directed to Prof. Dr. Peter
Siemund, Universität Hamburg, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Von-Melle-
Park 6, 20146 Hamburg or via e-mail to peter.siemund Linguist List uni-hamburg.de.

The University of Hamburg is an equal opportunities employer and places particular
emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore
strongly encour-aged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be
favoured.
Application Mailing Address: Dr Peter Siemund
University of Hamburg, IAA (Department of English Linguistics)
Von-Melle-Park 6
Hamburg 20146
Germany
Contact Information: Dr. Peter Siemund
peter.siemund@uni-hamburg.de