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
Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
University of Bern, Switzerland is offering two PhD assistantships in English
Language and Communication. The assistantships would begin February, 2015 or
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.
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
- a short research proposal (no more than six pages);
- a representative writing sample (e.g. a chapter from your MA thesis or a stand‐
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.
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:
Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2015
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Professor Crispin Thurlow
Professor Crispin Thurlow
crispin.thurlow at ens.unibe.ch
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