Job advertised at the ELF project in Vienna

As I was going over my email after the holiday break, I came across the following job advertisement which may be of interest to some readers of this blog. Apparently, Barbara Seidlhofer’s research group are looking for a research assistant, who will help out with their English as a Lingua Franca research. This job is addressed at MA holders who might be interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in ELF. The deadline is quite tight I am afraid (applications must be submitted by 12th January 2015), but I still hope that the information does not come too late.
The ideal candidate is described as someone having:
  • Good knowledge of descriptive and applied linguistics;
  • Interest in and knowledge of English as a Lingua Franca;
  • Experience with or willingness to employ corpus-based research methods;
  • Willingness to develop and carry out a PhD project on English as a Lingua Franca;
  • Excellent command of German and English (spoken and written);
  • Capacity for teamwork, organizational talent, reliability, thoroughness. 

Candidates are also advised that “among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration”, a controversial practice, in my opinion. 

Further details about the post (in German and English) are available at the University of Vienna website.

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