29.2837, Jobs: Ancient Greek Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics: Postdoc, University of Cologne

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Subject: 29.2837, Jobs: Ancient Greek Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics: Postdoc, University of Cologne

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Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:57:00
From: Anna Bonifazi [anna.bonifazi at gmail.com]
Subject: Ancient Greek Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics: Postdoc, University of Cologne, Germany

 
University or Organization: University of Cologne 
Department: Linguistics, Historical and Comparative
Job Location: Cologne, Germany 
Web Address: http://ifl.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/hvs2.html?&L=1
Job Title: Postdoc Postiion
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics; Ancient Greek Linguistics


Description:

The Department of Linguistics, section “Historical and Comparative
Linguistics” at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of
Cologne invites applications for a postdoctoral position.

Commencement of employment is scheduled for 1st October 2018. The postdoc
position offered is fulltime with weekly working time of 39,83 hours (100%)
and is a fixed-term work contract ending on 30 September 2021, with the
possibility of renewal through 2024. The position is remunerated in accordance
with the German university pay grade 13 TV-L.

Activity description: 
The appointee carries out research advancing current investigations on
pragmatic and/or cognitive aspects of literary texts, along with their
theoretical underpinnings and their relevance to language use in other
literatures. Research may focus on ancient Greek literature or on comparative
analyses encompassing other ancient IE languages or modern languages. Topics
may include, among others, the pragmatics and/or cognitive poetics of
individual grammatical features/constructions, the interface between syntax,
prosody, and pragmatics in the segmentation of discourse, the influence of
oral traditions in shaping literary genres, the intersection between language
and its performative dimension, and literary multimodality.

The teaching load consists in two courses per semester (4 week-hours). 

Responsibilities include participating in the elaboration and implementation
of collaborative projects, mentoring/supervising undergraduate students, and
carrying out some administrative/organizational tasks.       

Profile:
The appointee develops ideas and identifies fruitful research paths
autonomously; s/he gets engaged in collaborative projects, and is a good team
player. 

Required qualifications:
- PhD degree in historical linguistics, or in comparative linguistics, or in
comparative literature, or in classics with interest in linguistics;  
- High-profile publications and international research experience; 
- Excellent command of spoken and written English;
- Experience in mentoring or supervising undergraduate students.

Applications (in English or German) should include a letter explaining the
applicant’s interests and suitability for the position, a research statement
(max. 2 pages), a CV including publications, a 20-30 pages writing sample, a
copy of the PhD degree certificate, and the names, affiliations, and email
addresses of three referees.
Applications should be sent in PDF format to the application email provided
below. 

The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer. Applications by
women and by persons with disabilities are encouraged. 

Interviews will be held in the fourth week of August.



Application Deadline: 12-Aug-2018 
	  
Email Address for Applications: m.krueger at uni-koeln.de 
Contact Information:
	Prof. Anna Bonifazi 
	Email: anna.bonifazi at gmail.com 


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