POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - field of Heritage and/or Minority Language Acquisition (Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Jun 2024

23 May 2024
Job Information

Technical University of Liberec
Research Field

Language sciences » Linguistics
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Czech Republic
Application Deadline

21 Jun 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Offer Starting Date

2 Sep 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The dean of the Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education of the Technical University of Liberec announces an open competition for academic

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - field of Heritage and/or Minority Language Acquisition

Project PPSŘ - Programme for the support of strategic management of the Technical University of Liberec

  • Place of work:  Department of English and the Department of German of the Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education of the Technical University of Liberec
  • Number of positions:           1
  • Workload:                              100 % (40 hours/week)
  • Salary:                                   payment category A3, in accordance with the Internal Wage Regulations of the Technical University of Liberec, project supplement in accordance with the rules of the financial source
  • Employment contract:       for a fixed term until December 2025, with the possibility of extension, in case of foreign candidates, the signing of the contract is subject to the granting of a visa
  • Start of employment:          from September 2024, or by agreement
  • Send application by:           no later than 22 June 2024



The Department of English and the Department of German are seeking a postdoctoral fellow interested in researching heritage and/or minority language acquisition and/or the various forms of language contact between a dominant and a minority or heritage language. Given the research focus of the host departments, these phenomena should be either investigated in an Anglo-German context (i.e. either German or English playing the role of the dominant language and the other language that of the minority or heritage language) or the candidate should be able to compare the interactions between a third language and a dominantly German-speaking and a dominantly English-speaking environment.

What will be your job description?

  • conducting original research in the area of heritage and/or minority language acquisition, or other aspects of language contact in a heritage/minority vs dominant language scenario
  • collaboration with faculty members and fellow workers on interdisciplinary projects related to the language acquisition and language contact
  • dissemination of research findings through publications in academic journals ranked Q1 or Q2 in the Web of Science
  • participation in the teaching of relevant language subjects (to the extent of maximum 4×45 minutes per week)
  • preparation and submission of grant applications in cooperation with their mentor(s) and/or other faculty members
  • consultations with graduate students with relevant research profiles
  • engagement in departmental activities

We require:

  • Ph.D. degree or its foreign equivalent in the relevant field of linguistics obtained at an educational institution other than the Technical University of Liberec no later than five years prior to the submission of an application
  • a record of scholarly publications listed in the Web of Science and/or Scopus, preferably in the area of language acquisition and/or language contact
  • demonstration of expertise in at least one linguistic area, e.g. phonology, morphology, semantics or syntax
  • previous experience in researching language acquisition and/or language contact
  • proficiency in a variety of linguistic methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as corpus linguistics
  • good teaching skills
  • proficiency in both English and German at least at CEFR - level C1, preferably C2
  • independence, flexibility in work, responsibility

We offer:

  • 8 weeks of paid holidays
  • flexible working hours
  • canteen services
  • university day care facility for toddlers
  • easy accessibility (a bus stop and a tram stop nearby), free parking, indoor bike storage facility
  • accommodation opportunity at the university hostel
  • financial contribution towards private retirement insurance or life insurance
  • language courses at the university language school, work-related training
  • special mobile phone calling plans

Interested? In case you are, please send the documents listed below to [email protected] or to the address of the Technical University of Liberec.

All applications must contain the following documents:

  • short CV in the Europass format
  • cover letter
  • summary of professional and pedagogical activities to date
  • copies of all academic degrees and titles, as well as other relevant courses and certificates, evidence of professional competences and memberships in professional societies, and, if feasible, evaluation from the previous workplace
  • list of published papers with references, if any, in the previous 5 years
  • certificate proving level of proficiency in English and German or a university diploma in English and German philology; certificate or university diploma need not be presented if the candidate is a native speaker

Information about the selection procedure:

The selection procedure will be organized in the first round by examining the documents submitted. In the second round, a personal interview will be carried out with the selected candidates. The selection committee is expected to meet the candidates in the 26th week of 2024. All candidates will be informed of the outcome within 30 days of the end of the selection procedure.

Candidates are entitled to request the feedback on the results of the selection procedure within 30 calendar days of the publication of the results of the selection procedure by e-mail: [email protected] . Within 30 calendar days of receipt of the request, the Technical University of Liberec will send a written statement of the results.

The selection procedure is published on the official notice board of the Technical University of Liberec ( ), on the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs portal ( ), on EURAXESS portal ( ) and on ResearchJobs portal ( ) as of 22 May 2024.

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Technical University of Liberec
Czech Republic
Postal Code
Studentská 1402/2

Where to apply

[email protected]


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