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Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in English Linguistics

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 1, 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 Excellence.

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 sent electronically as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to PD Dr. Eric Anchimbe (eric.anchimbe@uni-bayreuth.de) by September 30, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.

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