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LINGUIST List 19.1519

Thu May 08 2008

Jobs: Semantics: PostDoc / PhD Position, University of Goettingen

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        1.    Magdalena Schwager, Semantics: PostDoc / PhD Position, University of Goettingen, Germany


Message 1: Semantics: PostDoc / PhD Position, University of Goettingen, Germany
Date: 07-May-2008
From: Magdalena Schwager <magdalena.scheinerlingua.uni-frankfurt.de>
Subject: Semantics: PostDoc / PhD Position, University of Goettingen, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Goettingen
Department: General Linguistics
Job Location: Goettingen, Germany
Web Address: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/1.html
Job Rank: PostDoc / PhD Position

Specialty Areas: Semantics


Description:

The University of Goettingen invites applications for a post-doc position
and one PhD position in linguistics. This occurs as part of the
Exzellenzinitiative which singles out nine German universities for
privileged funding, and which in Goettingen has initiated a strong focus in
linguistics. The positions are affiliated with the Department of General
Linguistics and the Department of English Linguistics which cooperate
closely in research and teaching. You will be integrated and take
responsibility in all scholarly activities in the rising linguistic
research community. Goettingen offers a stimulating research environment
with special infrastructure and funding possibilities for research in the
humanities. Writing skills in English at a professional level are expected.

Both positions form part of the research unit "Noun phrases in intensional
positions." The research group aims to improve our understanding of the
semantics of intensional argument positions and related phenomena by
investigating them under a cross-linguistic perspective and bringing in
insights from semantics, pragmatics and philosophy.

The ideal candidates for both positions possess a strong background in
formal semantics and have demonstrated experience in at least one of the
following areas: pragmatics, philosophy, comparative semantics, linguistic
typology, classifier languages.

There are no teaching obligations, but contribution to the teaching program
in linguistics is strongly encouraged.

The post doctoral position requires a PhD thesis in linguistics or a
related area. It is offered for 3 years with an extension for 1 or 3 more
years depending on evaluation of the research group.

The PhD position requires an MA in linguistics or a comparable degree. The
applicant should receive a PhD. The position is offered for 2 years with a
possible extension of further 2 years.

Conditions of Employment:
Post Doc Positions: Employment at the 13 TV-L level with a minimum gross of
appx. 2800 Euro monthly for a full-time appointment (39,5 h/week).
PhD: Employment at the 13 TV-L (50%) level with a minimum gross of 1400
Euro monthly. Eventual salary depends on age and family status.

The positions are subject to the general regulations and age limits for
academic employment in Germany. Please contact us for details.

Starting date: July 1st, 2008.

For additional information, contact Magdalena Schwager.

Send your application, including your curriculum vitae, a 2 page statement
about your research interests and plans for the years to come, and up to
three samples of publications (preferably in electronic format) to the
application address listed below. Alternatively, you can apply by e-mail.

Double career applications are welcome. The University of Goettingen is an
equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: 26-May-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
Mrs. Margitta Strueber
Kaete-Hamburger-Weg 3
English Department / Linguistics
University of Goettingen
Goettingen 37073
Germany
Email Address for Applications: magdalena.scheinerlingua.uni-frankfurt.de
Contact Information:
Magdalena Schwager
Email: magdalena.scheinerlingua.uni-frankfurt.de

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