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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Genetic Classification Computational Historical Linguistics
Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2013
Supporting Institution: University of Tuebingen
Department of Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.97
Posted: 09-Jan-2013
Support Description: Applications are invited for a research position (50% employment, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/2) in the Linguistics Department, working with Prof. Gerhard Jäger. This vacancy is connected to the award of an ERC Advanced Grant, entitled Language Evolution: The Empirical Turn. The project will be based at the University of Tuebingen. In total, the group will consist of three postdocs, two PhD students, and two student assistants. The principal activity of the researcher will be to pursue a PhD research project in one or two of the work packages mentioned on the project homepage ( A solid background in one of the two research areas is required: - machine learning methods in language processing, esp. Hidden Markov Models and kernel methods - historical-comparative linguistics and typology Expertise in both areas would be ideal; otherwise the successful applicant is expected to actively engage in the collaborative efforts of the project and to acquire the necessary skills. The Linguistics Department (SfS) and the Tübingen Center for the Study of Language (TüZLi) offer a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment with the opportunity of completing a PhD degree. The initial period of employment will be for 24 months, with the possibility of extension for another 24 months. Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience, as well as names and addresses of up to three references. Applications should be sent by email to the address below. The position will be open starting April 1, 2013. Applications received by February 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, although interviews may start at any time and will continue until the position has been filled. Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have the same qualifications as non-disabled applicants. The University of Tübingen strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and therefore encourages qualified female scientists to apply. Further information can be found at You are welcome to seek further information by contacting Prof. Gerhard Jaeger via e-mail at gerhard dot jaeger at uni minus tuebingen dot de.
Application Mailing Address: Prof. Gerhard Jaeger Tuebingen University, Department of Linguistics Wilhelmstr. 19 Tuebingen 72074 Germany
Contact Information: Prof. Gerhard Jaeger