Job opportunity: Position as Research Assistant (50% TV-L 13) at the University of Göttingen

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The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Göttingen invites applications for a
Position as Research Assistant (50% TV-L 13) – ID 12946 the Department of German Philology. The position is initially available for 18 months (with a possible extension, depending on funding resources) starting at the next possible date.


Associates will primarily be expected to write selected chapters of a reference grammar of German Sign Language (DGS). The reference grammar is an essential part of a multilateral European joint project (The SIGN-HUB, and will be composed in close collaboration with the project partners.


Applicants are expected to have an MA degree in linguistics or a related field with a special focus on sign language grammar; they are also expected to do research in sign language linguistics and to be open to empirical methods and linguistic theories. Other requirements include the capability to work in a team and the commitment to international collaborations.

The University of Göttingen is an employer, which supports equal opportunities and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the university is also to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will therefore be given preference.

Please send your application with the usual documents per email (single pdf-file) to Prof. Dr. Markus Steinbach ( until 20.08.2017.

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