Two PhD-candidate positions in Conversation Analysis / Interactional Linguistics Neuchâtel

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2 PhD positions CA
Type Job
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2017/10/01 - 2017/10/01
Address Center for Applied Linguistics University of Neuchâtel Rue Pierre-à-Mazel 7 CH-2000 Neuchâtel
Geolocation 46° 59' 38", 6° 56' 19"
Abstract due 2017/07/31
Submission deadline 2017/07/31
Final version due
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Two PhD-candidate positions in Conversation Analysis / Interactional Linguistics Neuchâtel:


The Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) member of the Competence Centre CRIS (Centre for Research on Social Interaction) is inviting applications for

Two PhD-candidate positions (= two 50% doctoral assistant positions) in Conversation Analysis / Interactional Linguistics


The successful candidate should hold an MA degree in Linguistics (or an equivalent degree), be trained in conversation analysis and/or interactional linguistics, and motivated to develop an original PhD thesis project in either one of these fields. He or she should show an interest in contributing to one of the Centre’s main research areas (interactional competence, second language talk, grammar-in-interaction). He or she should have an operational mastery of French (or develop such a mastery within one year), allowing him or her to interact with students and colleagues and to participate in data sessions where French conversational data is being analyzed.


Work on a PhD thesis in conversation analysis or interactional linguistics, student supervision, participation in the interdisciplinary doctoral program of the CRIS – Centre for Research on Social Interaction – and in the teaching, organizational and administrative activities of the Centre for Applied Linguistics. A maximum of 50% of the work-time is dedicated to teaching and administrative tasks; the rest is dedicated to research.


Legal (CHF 34’695.- for a 50% position, with yearly increase).

Start of position:

October 1 2017, or upon agreement.


4 years.

Candidates are invited to send the following items as a pdf file to Prof. Simona Pekarek Doehler, with a copy to, by July 31 2017: motivation letter, curriculum vitae including a list of university courses followed, copy of MA diploma, copy of MA thesis.

For further information, Prof. Simona Pekarek Doehler can be contacted at the abovementioned email address.

The University of Neuchâtel is an Equal Opportunities Employer.