University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany: Postdoctoral position available

The University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in urban semiotics, memory studies or and/or linguistic landscape research. This opportunity is being funded by the German Research Foundation and will be a part of the project “Memory and ideology in the linguistic landscape: Commemorative (re)naming in East Germany and Poland 1916-2016.” The purpose of this project is to explore the socio-political and ideological factors involved in the commemorative street naming in five cities in Eastern Germany and Poland. You will find information about the Faculty and the contracting authority at the University web site.

The ideal candidate will have a background in urban semiotics, linguistic landscape analysis, memory studies, media studies, critical and /or multimodal discourse analysis and a strong research interest in Eastern Europe. A very good knowledge of German and English is required. Knowledge of Polish is a plus but not required. This is a 50% position for 3 years. Starting date: 16. April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Duration: 3 years. Tenure: 50% FTA

Contact Information: Prof. Isabelle Buchstaller,