Student Assistant CSLS
20 %

The Center for the Study of Language and Society (CSLS) is seeking to appoint a 20% student assistant (Hilfsassistent:in) for Herbstsemester 2024 (1 August-31 December 2024). Extension of contracts into 2025 may be possible (to be confirmed at a later date).
The job holders will assist the CSLS Director and the CSLS Management Team in administering CSLS Study Programs (MA, PhD), organizing CSLS events, supporting ongoing research within the CSLS, and communication and publicity

Specific tasks include (indicative list)
• Compilation of course booklets, handbooks, study guides, etc. for MA in Sociolinguistics program
• Organization of CSLS guest lectures, workshops, and training events
• Creation of publicity materials for CSLS events
• Maintenance of CSLS website
• Assistance with CSLS external funding applications
• Assistance with translations of CSLS materials in German, French and English
• Liaising with central administration of the Walter Benjamin Kolleg
• Regular (weekly) meeting with the CSLS Management Team
• Enrolment as a student at the University of Bern, with preference given to candidates enrolled in the MA in Sociolinguistics program
• Ability to work both independently and in teams
• Good spoken and written communication skills (German or French and English)
• Computing skills, experience with website maintenance desi|rable
• Familiarity with the CSLS and sociolinguistics as a discipline
We offer
• Opportunity to be a part of the CSLS team and have a say in CSLS activities
• Ability to undertake varied tasks
• Opportunity for independent working and to develop organizational skills
• Flexible working time
To apply, please send a copy of your current CV and a brief covering letter outlining your prior experience and qualifications via email to Prof Dr Erez Levon ( by
17 May 2024
. Feel free to contact Prof Levon ahead of the deadline with any questions or for further information. Legal Notice