Job ad (2 Ph.D. positions, project GrammArNord)

The Institute of Scandinavian Studies, Frisian Studies and General Linguistics at Kiel University (Scandinavian Linguistics, Prof. Dr. Steffen Höder), invites applications for two

Ph.D. positions

starting 1 March 2020, for a fixed-term period of three years.

The positions are part-time (65 %, currently 25,155 hours/week) of level TV-L 13 of the federal wage agreement scheme (Tarifvertrag der Länder).

The positions are part of the research project Grammatical Areality in the Nordic Countries and Northern Germany (GrammArNord). The project investigates linguistic areality in North German and Scandinavian varieties from both a dialectological and an areal typological perspective, with a focus on dialects and other non-standard varieties. A central task is the development of a digital language atlas covering relevant areal features.

Required qualification: Eligible candidates hold an outstanding university degree (MA, MEd or equivalent) in Scandinavian Linguistics, German Linguistics, General Linguistics or a similar field. They are able to read linguistic literature in German, English, and Continental Scandinavian, and have strong English communication skills.

Working knowledge of additional Scandinavian languages as well as experience in dialectology, areal linguistics, or typology would be an asset.

Kiel University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of female scientists in research and teaching, and strongly encourages female applicants. Women will be given preference in case of equal suitability, competence, and professional performance.

The University is also committed to the employment of disabled person, and such individuals will be accorded preference if suitable.

Applications by people with a migration background are particularly welcome.

Please address your application (cover letter, CV, certificates of academic degrees; if available: list of publications) to Prof. Dr. Steffen Höder(before 15 November 2019), both via e-mail and via mail. For additional information, please contact Prof. Höder.

Prof. Dr. Steffen Höder
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Institut für Skandinavistik, Frisistik und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4
24098 Kiel

Phone +49 431 880-4587