Research Assistant- the Department of Baltic Studies 21/Ma31

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At the Department of Baltic Studies and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO) at the University of Greifswald’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities, there is a job vacancy in the research area “New Nationalisms”, expected to be available from 1 June 2022, subject to the provision of funds,for a part-time (65 %)

Research Assistant.

The position on offer is limited to a period of 36 months and belongs to the project “Fragmented Transformations”. Payment will be made according to pay group 13 TV-L Wissenschaft.

The sub-project (“Impact Tool”) Sociolinguistic assessment of impact conditions of nationalistically operationalised linguistic framings on groups of young speakers in Estonia and Latvia aims to make an empirical contribution to the significance of framing phenomena for the acceptance or rejection of policies (of gender and diversity strategies, of more sustainable development and energy transition) in both countries. The position advertised here relates to Latvia. In particular, the future job holder will be expected to use sociolinguistic methods at Latvian educational institutions to survey and gather data on the reactions test subjects show to different frames and how aware they are of this influence.

The position announced here in the “Impact Tool” of the research area New Nationalisms is assigned to the Chairs of Finnish Studies and Baltic Studies (Prof. Dr Marko Pantermöller, Prof. Dr Stephan Kessler). Further information on the research area and the Impact Tool can be found here.

Job Description:

  • Preparation, implementation, evaluation and documentation of an empirical sociolinguistic study on framing at educational institutions in Latvia
  • Realisation of a doctoral project on the subject of the study

Job Requirements:

  • Completed advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent), preferably in linguistics, a linguistic science or social science with a linguistic focus
  • good knowledge of English or German
  • good knowledge of Latvian

Desirable knowledge and skills are:

  • Experience in interdisciplinary research contexts
  • Experience in the preparation and evaluation of survey data using a statistics programme
  • Knowledge of Russian

The position is open to all persons, irrespective of gender. The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable.

Severely disabled applicants with the same qualifications will be considered with preference.

In accordance with § 68(3) PersVG M-V, the Staff Council will only be involved in staff matters of the academic or artistic staff on request.

Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned. Unfortunately, application costs (e.g. travel expenses for interviews) will not be reimbursed by the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Please note that by submitting your application, you provide your consent pursuant to data protection law for our processing of your application data. Further information about the legal bases and the use of your data can be found here.

Applications should include the usual convincing documents (cover letter, CV, certificates, list of publications, contact details of potential reference persons) in German or English.

Applications with the documents as mentioned above should be sent with reference to the job advertisement number 21/Ma31 by 7 February 2022 in electronic form (one PDF file) by email to:

Universität Greifswald
Lehrstuhl für Baltistik
Prof. Dr Stephan Kessler

Universität GreifswaldDomstraße 1117489GreifswaldMVDE