25.3259, Support: Anthropological Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics / Switzerland

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Subject: 25.3259, Support: Anthropological Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics / Switzerland

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:12:52
From: Crispin Thurlow [crispin.thurlow at ens.unibe.ch]
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics: PhD Student, University of Bern, Switzerland

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 Institution/Organization: University of Bern 
Department: English (Language and Literature) 
Web Address: http://www.ens.unibe.ch/content/index_eng.html 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research
 
Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics 
 

Description:

University of Bern, Switzerland is offering two PhD assistantships in English 
Language and Communication. The assistantships would begin February, 2015 or 
September, 2015.

Professor Crispin Thurlow is looking to select two graduate students (with an MA 
or equivalent degree) interested in pursuing PhDs in Language and Communication 
under his supervision while working part-time as teaching-cum-research assistants 
in the Department of English at the University of Bern. 

Requirements:
You should be committed to undertaking research in at least one of Professor 
Thurlow's own research areas: 
- new media language;
- tourism discourse;
- discourse/s of adolescence;
- language and sexuality;
- professional discourse. 
An explicit commitment to interdisciplinarity and multimodality will be favoured. 
Previous teaching experience as an assistant or instructor is desirable.

Swiss/EU citizens are eligible for a 50% appointment, circa CHF 39,300 a year (+/‐ 
£25,500 or €32,000).
Non‐Swiss/EU citizens are eligible for a 35% appointment, circa CHF 27,000 a 
year (+/‐ £17,500 or €22,000).

How to apply:
Applications should be emailed to 
Professor Thurlow at crispin.thurlow at ens.unibe.ch
Applicants must submit the following materials as a single PDF:
- a cover letter addressed to Professor Thurlow;
- a curriculum vitae (CV), aka résumé;
- the names and email addresses of two academic referees (no letters needed 
now);
- a short research proposal (no more than six pages);
- a representative writing sample (e.g. a chapter from your MA thesis or a stand‐
alone paper/essay).
In your cover letter, please explain what your writing sample is and why you have 
chosen to submit it. Please also explain who your referees are and why you have 
chosen to ask them for a possible recommendation. Please indicate clearly your 
desired start‐date and your citizenship.

Deadlines:
For start in February 2015, submit your materials no later than 31st October 2014. 
For start in September 2015, submit your materials no later than 31st January 
2015. If you do plan to apply for the September start date, please alert Professor 
Thurlow (by email) sooner than this deadline.

For more information, please see:
http://www.crispinthurlow.net/assistants.pdf 

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2015 

Mailing Address for Applications:
	Attn: Professor Crispin Thurlow 
	Langgassstrasse 49 
	Bern 3014 
	Switzerland 
	
Contact Information: 
	Professor Crispin Thurlow 
	crispin.thurlow at ens.unibe.ch  





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