1 Postdoc or 2 doctoral positions at IEAS/Linguistics

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The following job ad for either 1 postdoc or 2 doctoral positions has appeared on linguistlist.


The Linguistics section in the Department of English and American Studies (part of the College of Modern Philologies) of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) has an opening for either one full postdoctoral or two halftime Ph.D. positions as Wissenschafterliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (E13 TV-G-U). The position(s) start(s) on September 1, 2014 and is/are initially restricted to a duration of 3 years.

The teaching duties for the full position comprise 4 hours per week, for a half position 2 hours per week. In addition, administrative duties and the administration of exams is expected. Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to conduct self-directed research, in particular for the purpose of furthering their scientific qualifications.

Selection criteria for a half position as a Ph.D. candidate:

  • A university degree in English (with an emphasis on linguistics) or Linguistics
  • An excellent thesis in the area of formal grammar
  • An excellent oral and writing competency in English.

Additional selection criteria for the postdoc position:

  • Completed excellent Ph.D. in the area of formal grammar.
  • It would be desirable for the candidate to have experience with grants and with teaching English linguistics.

Applications (including a letter, a CV, and copies of diplomas) should be sent to Prof. Gert Webelhuth (address below). Alternatively, applicants may submit their application by email (below). The deadline for applications is August 10, 2014.

Application Deadline:


Mailing Address for Applications:

Prof. Gert Webelhuth
Institut für England- und Amerikastudien
Grüneburgplatz 1
Frankfurt 60323

Email Address for Applications:


Contact Information:

Prof. Gert Webelhuth
Email: webelhuth@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de