Doctoral Candidate in English Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and Language Processing
Carl Von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies

Doctoral Candidate (m/f/d) Hearing4all / English Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and Language Processing

The cluster of excellence Hearing4all and the junior professor of English Linguistics, Language Acquisition, and Language Processing, Prof. Dr. Marcel Schlechtweg, at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg are looking for a doctoral candidate (Salary: 65 % according to German TV-L E13). The position is available for 3 years and supposed to be filled as soon as possible.


  • Future research projects and publications contributing to the research goals of the cluster, specifically to research thread 1 Auditory processing deficits throughout the lifespan, in which one of the goals is to identify the impact of hearing loss in young and old age on cognitive and language development and its decline
  • Future research projects and publications connecting the aforementioned aspects of language acquisition and/or processing to one or more of the following core areas in linguistics: Phonetics, phonology, and/or morphology
  • If possible: Future research projects and publications focusing on or having a connection to the English language
  • Support of the chair in different respects (e.g., assistance in experimental work)


  • Academic university degree in the field of psycholinguistics, linguistics, or a related discipline
  • Ability to perform excellent scientific work; demonstrated, for instance, by the outstanding quality of the Master's thesis
  • Expertise in psycholinguistics and the following core areas of linguistics: Phonetics, phonology, and/or morphology
  • High working knowledge of English

Desirable competencies:

  • Experience in experimental work in linguistics and/or psycholinguistics (e.g., reaction-time (Eprime), production (Praat), eye-tracking, ERP studies)
  • Experience in statistical analysis (e.g., statistical program R, mixed-effects models)
  • Expertise in further core areas of linguistics (e.g., syntax, semantics, pragmatics)

Your application contains:

  • Cover letter describing your past achievements, your future research plans, and the connection of the two to the position you are applying for
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy/copies of your university degree(s) and/or summary of your grades if a degree has not been issued yet
  • If available: Copies of further certificates that (might) support your application (e.g., proof of scholarship, assistant position)
  • Copy of one of your theses (e.g., Bachelor, Master)

The Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg is an equal opportunities employer. According to § 21 para. 3 of the legislation governing Higher Education in Lower Saxony (NHG), preference shall be given to female candidates in cases of equal qualification. The same applies to persons with disabilities.

Please send your application as two pdf files to anrdk3glistik.bedtwerbvcung/slifen@i/uni-oldenioburg.nbxndeaqd7s by August 31, 2020 at the latest. The second pdf file contains the thesis and the first pdf file contains all other documents mentioned above. All queries regarding the position can be sent to the same email address. Although applications by email are preferred, they may, alternatively, be sent by post to the following address:

Präsidium der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät III Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
z. H. Prof. Dr. Marcel Schlechtweg
26111 Oldenburg

Documents can only be returned if a prepaid envelope is enclosed. Please do not submit any original documents.

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