Assistant in English Linguistics


As of February 1, 2020 , the Department of English at the University of Basel is looking for a 60% assistant in English Linguistics
(with Professor Miriam Locher).

Your position
The successful applicant will

  • write their Ph.D. or Habilitation thesis (part of the working hours are reserved for the research project), publish academic articles, give conference talks, attend relevant conferences, and engage with the activities of the English Department;
  • play an active role in the international doctoral program of the Hermann-Paul-School of Linguistics ( ). Assistants pursuing a PhD will have to do their coursework within the HPSL;
  • teach 2 hours per semester on the BA level (PhD candidates) and/or the MA level (Habilitation candidates);
  • perform administrative duties, such as study counselling and active involvement in the planning and organization of departmental structures, processes, and courses of study.

Your profile
Candidates should have an MA university degree or PhD in English Studies and a sustained interest in discourse analysis and pragmatics.

We offer you
You will work in a vibrant and research-active department. The conditions of employment are based on the regulations of the University of Basel. Positions are fixed term (1+3 years for PhD candidates, 2+4 years for Habilitation candidates).

Application / Contact
In one pdf file, applicants should send in

  • a cover letter
  • their CV
  • a piece of writing of no more than 30 pages that best represents the applicant's research, e.g. a seminar paper or a chapter of an M.A. thesis
  • copies of university diploma(e)

by October 10, 2019 .

Please address your correspondence electronically to Andrea Wuest:
Subject: "Assistantship in English Linguistics, Locher"

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