New positions in Jena and general about looking for jobs as a linguist
|Jena from afar (Jena is in the valley of the plateau)|
In light of that, I wanted to highlight some other relevant resources for those of us who are looking for a PhD position, or considering what to do after having finished the PhD or masters degree.
Linguists Outside of Academia
There's a mailing list for linguists who are working outside of academia, or who want to work outside of academia.
Welcome along to Linguists Outside Academia! We are a motley crew of self-identifying linguists with tenuous connections to the groves of academe. This includes trained linguists who are currently out of work, as well as people on shaky fixed-term academic contracts, and others who have 'linguistic' type jobs in non-academic settings. We're here to share ideas about professional life, rejoice in success, commiserate in failure, and generally steer our way through the rolling swells of a tumultuous job market.
There are several different possible workplaces for linguists outside of academia, one in particular that I want to highlight is the tech-company Appen. They have a large variety of different kinds of positions available, and several of them are combinable with studying part-time or working remotely.
What does a linguist do?
Annemarie had the great idea to start a series of blogposts on the theme "What does a linguist do?", hers is here. We other Humans here haven't caught up yet and made a post though, but we will!
Tips for people looking for positions
We made a longer post with more advice on applying for PhD positions, and there's also the tag "Hopefully helpful for linguistics students".