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LINGUIST List 23.3688

Tue Sep 04 2012

Jobs: Statistics; Text/Corpus Ling; Typology: Post Doc, University of Zurich

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Sep-2012
From: Balthasar Bickel <balthasar.bickeluzh.ch>
Subject: Statistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology: Post Doc, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Zurich
Department: General Linguistics
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address: http://www.spw.uzh.ch
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology; Statistics


Description:

The General Linguistics Department at the University of Zurich invites
applications for a postdoctoral researcher position. The field of specialization is
in statistical approaches to areal/historical and/or corpus-based typology (in the
broadest sense, including also for example cross-linguistic research in language
acquisition or anthropological linguistics). The regional focus is open, but work
on the Americas, on Eurasia or on a global scale is particularly welcome. The
successful candidate is expected to develop his or her own research agenda in
close collaboration with other members of the department and the wider
linguistics community in Zurich, and possibly extending to colleagues in other
fields.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. thesis in linguistics, should be familiar
with typological research and quantitative methods and should have an excellent
command of (academic) English. (Fluency in German is desirable but not
necessary).

Terms of employment: the position is initially offered for one year, but can be
extended beyond this. The position also includes teaching obligations between 2
and 4 hours per week. (The exact extent and terms can be negotiated.)

Starting date: as soon as possible.

Application:
Deadline: September 24, 2012
Address: Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel (see application email address below)
Applications must be in PDF format and include a curriculum vitae as well as a
cover letter summarizing research goals and interests. Applicants should also
arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to the application email
address below.

Application Deadline: 24-Sep-2012 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: balthasar.bickeluzh.ch
Contact Information:
Professor Balthasar Bickel
Email: balthasar.bickeluzh.ch

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