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Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d) in English Linguistics
University of Bayreuth
The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth, funded
by the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments, invites
applications for a part-time position (75 %) for a
Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d)
in English Linguistics
to commence on November 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible after this date. The
contract period will be four years. If the personal and collectively agreed conditions
are met, the salary will fall into the pay grade E 13 TV-L. The doctoral researcher
will pursue her/his degree within the Bayreuth International Graduate School of
African Studies (BIGSAS), the graduate school of the Africa Multiple Cluster of
The position offers the opportunity to contribute to the project "Colonial Letters
and the Contact of Knowledges", which focuses on letters written during British
colonisation of Southern Cameroon (1916-1961). The successful candidate is
expected to develop and pursue a PhD project on any aspect of these letters,
for instance, "The construction of multiple identities in colonial letters" or "The
discursive enactment of power in colonial correspondences." Prerequisites
for applications are a Master's degree (or equivalent) in (English) Linguistics
or a closely related field and the ability to co-design and conduct research in
Cameroon, Nigeria, and England.
The successful candidate needs to have the capacity for teamwork in an interdisciplinary
research environment. Her/His tasks also include the provision of
academic services within the project, such as the organisation of workshops and
the independent supervision of research assistants. As the working language of
the cluster is English, fluency in English (spoken and written) is required. German
language skills are welcome but not a precondition.
The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence and the University of Bayreuth view
the diversity of its staff as an asset and are expressly committed to the goal of
gender equality. Women and persons who can help make the research profile
of the cluster and the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants with children are highly welcome. All qualifications being equal, applicants
with disabilities will be given priority.
Applications should include a cover letter mentioning the earliest possible start
of contract, an academic CV, copies of degree certificates or diplomas, the contact
data of two academic references, and a short outline of ideas concerning a
possible PhD topic that fits the thematic requirements above. Applications
should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) by September
30th, 2019. The screening process will continue until the position has been filled.
Please send your application and possible inquiries to PD Dr. Eric Anchimbe