Assistantship in English Linguistics

Oct 11, 2016
Nov 09, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Deadline for applications: November 15, 2016

Starting date: February 1, 2017

The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of Cognitive Linguistics or first or second language acquisition, with a focus on English. Experience with corpus linguistics or experimental methods is a plus. The applicant will have to teach introductory courses (BA-level) in this area as well as in other fields of English linguistics. Candidates with a PhD will also teach courses at the advanced BA- and MA level. The teaching load is 2, 3, or 4 hours/week depending on the percentage of the contract. Moreover he/she is expected to contribute to the administration of the Department of English.

Applicants need a university degree (MA or equivalent, or PhD) with a linguistic profile and a specialty in English. It is expected that the candidates work on either a PhD or a Habilitation (post-doc research project). Some of the work time is reserved for this research.

The conditions of employment follow the personnel and salary regulations of the University of Basel. The contracts are limited term (1+3 years for PhD candidates; 2+4 years for PostDocs). The assistantship is linked to the chair of Cognitive Linguistics and Language Acquisition (Prof. Dr. Heike Behrens).


The application dossier should contain the following documents in a single PDF-file: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of university degree(s), a sample of your academic linguistic work written in English (seminar papers or thesis), if possible an outline of your PhD or Habilitation project, proof of teaching experience and/or teaching degrees. Please send the document to


Prof. Dr. Heike Behrens

Email:; Lisa.Pü