LINGUIST List 25.1341

Wed Mar 19 2014

Jobs: Phonetics; Phonology: Post doc, University of Potsdam, Germany

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 10-Mar-2014
From: Adamantios Gafos <>
Subject: Phonetics; Phonology: Post doc, University of Potsdam, Germany, Potsdam, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Potsdam, Germany
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Potsdam, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Post-doc position in Phonetics-Phonology
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Potsdam invites applications for one Postdoc position. Candidates should seek to address problems in Phonetics-Phonology using an integrative approach, by employing combinations of theoretical, computational/mathematical and experimental methods. Current areas of research include the relation between discrete phonological organization and correlates in the continuous phonetic signal, and models of phonetic and phonological phenomena using tools and concepts from non-linear dynamics. Funding derives from the European Research Council (Advanced Grant 249440) and the University of Potsdam.

Prior research experience is a must, but field of past degree or specialization - be it in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or Computer Science - is not in itself critical. Candidates with an unconventional training background are welcome. Responsibilities include: original research in phonology-phonetics; assisting with design and execution of experiments; data analysis; participating in writing of papers as part of the research team; participating in writing of grants towards the eventual goal of independent funding.

The deadline for the application is June 12, 2014; the recruitment process will continue until the position is filled. International applicants are welcome. Applications should be submitted in the form of a CV, the names and contact information of at least two references, academic transcripts or their equivalent, a sample of research work, and a brief letter of application (a single document with the above parts is preferred). Submission is via email to the address below. The Postdoc position should begin by September 2014 (a PhD is required). The term of the appointment is for one year initially, which can be extended for a second year contingent on performance and continued funding. Salary and benefits are determined by the German pay scale for state employees. The pay scale, with monthly gross income in Euro, is available at - known as TV-L Band 13 with the specific salary level within this Band depending on prior experience. The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for application: June 12, 2014
Contact for questions/application: Adamantios I Gafos, email address below.

Application Deadline: 12-Jun-2014 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Adamantios Gafos

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