Your work duties include independent teaching (two hours per week at BA level, starting out with the Introduction to English Linguistics course), individual research leading toward a PhD (either a scholarly monograph or a cumulative thesis) and collaboration in various research projects, including conference organization, participation in internal networks, contribution to the preparation of funding proposals and applications to external bodies, and project administration.
You have an excellent MA degree (completed or near completion) in English/English Linguistics, preferably including courses on language variation and change or contact linguistics. Successful candidates have or will develop a strong research profile in the field of sociolinguistics and contact linguistics, specifically in the field of World Englishes, and contribute to the department's profile through high-quality publications, presentation of papers at conferences and workshops, as well as participation in public engagement events to disseminate research (citizen science). You are a team player and interested in joint research and publication activities.
What we offer
We offer an assistant/PhD position with a workload of 60% (initially limited to a three-year period, with possible extension for up to 3 three years, salary according to canton regulations), allowing the successful candidate to develop and strengthen her or his research profile. The English Department offers an attractive, cooperative work environment with good infrastructure in an international, stimulating environment. While teaching and administration are conducted in English at the department, this is not the case with the university administration, and candidates are strongly encouraged to have competence in German or to acquire a working knowledge of German in the first two years. Diversity and inclusion are important to us.
Place of work
University of Zurich, English Department, Plattenstrasse 47, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland.
Start of employment 1. September 2021.