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LINGUIST List 23.1302

Wed Mar 14 2012

Jobs: Information Structure: PhD Position, University of Potsdam

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Date: 14-Mar-2012
From: Stella Gryllia <grylliauni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Information Structure: PhD Position, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632
Job Location: Potsdam, Berlin, Germany
Web Address: http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/index_en.html
Job Rank: PhD Position; Short-Term Grant (1 year)

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Information Structure


Description:

University of Potsdam
Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632
http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/index_en.html
Job Rank: PhD Position; 3 Short-Term Grants (1 year)
Specialty Areas: Information Structure

The Integrated Graduate School of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB
632 Information Structure at the University of Potsdam and Humboldt
University Berlin (http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/index_en.html) invites
applications for three short-term grants for PhD students covering the period
1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013. The grants are meant to enable PhD
candidates with an interest in information structure to carry out some of their
research in the Collaborative Research Centre, which has played a prominent
role in the international research on information structure over the past 9
years.

Of particular interest to the research centre are PhD candidates from outside
Germany and/or with a focus on lesser-studied non-European languages that
will help to extend the cross-linguistic coverage and will ideally help to build
up stable cooperations with the applicants' home universities. The research
centre also encourages candidates from German universities with a migrant
background to apply.

Grant holders are expected to affiliate with one or (at most) two of the
research projects in the centre. They participate in the integrated graduate
school, which offers classes on information structure, research visits of
internationally renown researchers from the field, and PhD days with
presentations in front of a peer-audience. In addition, the research centre
supports participation in summer or winter schools and conference visits.
More information on the aims and objectives of the integrated graduate
school can be found here (http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/projects_mgkeng.html).

Grant holders will receive a (tax-free) grant of 1000 EUR per month plus 103
EUR per month for additional costs. On an individual base, there may be the
possibility of finding additional funding for the time after the grant runs out.

Qualification Requirements:
Candidates are expected to hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in
Linguistics and have a research focus on information structure from a
theoretical (syntactic, phonological, semantic), typological, diachronic,
variationist, computer-linguistic or psycho/neuro-linguistic perspective, which
is ideally manifest in earlier research activities in the form of
presentations/publications or a carefully worked out plan for a dissertation
project.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates are invited to send their electronic applications,
including their Master's degree or equivalent (scan), a CV, a short sketch of
the planned dissertation project (1-2 pages), and an accompanying letter
outlining the candidates' motivation for applying at the collaborative research
centre to the coordinator of the integrated graduate school Dr. Stella Gryllia
(grylliauni-potsdam.de). Candidates should also indicate one or two projects
that they want to be affiliated with.

Application Deadline: 20 May 2012

The selection of grant holders will be carried out by the board of the
collaborative research centre by the end of June 2012.

Please application mailing address and contact information below.

Application Deadline: 20-May-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Stella Gryllia
Universität Potsdam Institut für Linguistik
SFB 632 – Informationsstruktur
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
Potsdam (Golm) D-14476
Germany
Email Address for Applications: grylliauni-potsdam.de
Contact Information:
Dr. Stella Gryllia
Email: grylliauni-potsdam.de

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