Graduate Teaching Assistantship at School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University

  • 23 Feb 2012 12:42
    Message # 833381

    Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Modern Languages at Newcastle University


    Deadline: 16 March 2012


    The School of Modern Languages is pleased to offer a full PhD studentship (Graduate Teaching Assistantship) starting in October 2012, to enable a student to carry out doctoral research on a topic in one of the following fields: Chinese and Japanese Studies; French and Francophone Studies; German Studies; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Film Studies; Linguistics; Translating and Interpreting Studies.

    As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, you will teach up to 6 hours per week and in return will receive:


                 An annual stipend of £ 13,000

                 A waiver for UK/EU fees throughout the 3-year period.

                 Appropriate training for doctoral research and teaching.


    Supervisory expertise in Linguistics at School of Modern Languages


    Morphological theory; morphology, phonology and dialectology of German and Dutch (Dr C Fehringer).

    Anthropology, anthropological linguistics and sociolinguistics of Latin America including Quechua language (Prof. R Howard).

    semantics; philosophy of language; history and spread of Spanish in Latin America; Latin American dialects and Creoles (Prof. I Mackenzie).

    Second language acquisition (Dr M-C Tremblay).

    Language change, semantics and pragmatics (Dr R Waltereit).


    All linguists in SML are members of the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (

    The studentship will commence on 01/10/2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. Informal enquiries can be made to the Director of Postgraduate Studies of the School of Modern Languages, Prof. Henrike Lähnemann, Tel: 0191 222 7513.


    Your application should include: a letter of application, a research proposal (guidelines at and CV with the names and addresses of two referees. You should also hold an offer of a place to study at Newcastle. For this you will need to apply via the web portal at Deadline for applications is 16 March 2012. Interviews will be held in mid-April. Candidates will be informed whether they have been shortlisted for interview by 24 March.

    Please send your application to: Prof. Henrike Lähnemann, Director of Postgraduate Studies, School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 7RU, Tel: +44 191 222 7513, Fax: +44 191 222 3496.


    Dr Richard Waltereit

    Newcastle University

    School of Modern Languages

    Old Library Building

    Newcastle NE1 7RU


    Telephone 0044 191 222 3542

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