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LINGUIST List 22.2588

Wed Jun 22 2011

Jobs: Information Structure: PhD Position, University of Potsdam

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        1.     Malte Zimmermann , Information Structure: PhD Position; Short-Term Grant (1 year), University of Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

Message 1: Information Structure: PhD Position; Short-Term Grant (1 year), University of Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Date: 22-Jun-2011
From: Malte Zimmermann <mazimmeruni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Information Structure: PhD Position; Short-Term Grant (1 year), University of Potsdam, Brandenburg, 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: Information Structure


Description:

There are six short-term grants (max. 1 year) for PhD students available in
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). 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 8 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 center 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, invitations
of external guests, and PhD days with presentations in front of a
peer-audience. In addition, the research centre also supports participation
in summer or winter schools and conference visits. More information on the
aims and objectives of the integrated graduate school (in German) can be
found here (http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/projects_mgkeng.html).

The positions are open until filled or refilled beginning as of 1 July,
2011. The maximum duration of the grant is 1 year. 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.

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.

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 project leaders of the graduate program: Prof. Dr.
Heike Wiese (heike.wieseuni-potsdam.de) and Prof. Dr. Malte Zimmermann
(mazimmeruni-potsdam.de).

**Candidates must also indicate one or two projects that they want to be
affiliated with.**

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

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Heike Wiese
Universitaet Potsdam
Institut für Germanistik,
Am Neuen Palais 10
Potsdam, Brandenburg 14469
Germany
Email Address for Applications: heike.wieseuni-potsdam.de
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Malte Zimmermann
Email: mazimmeruni-potsdam.de


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