LINGUIST List 26.3305

Wed Jul 15 2015

Support: English; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology / Germany

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 14-Jul-2015
From: Ruben van de Vijver <>
Subject: English; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology, PhD, Universität Trier, Germany
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Department: Department of English Studies
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Universität Trier

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of English Studies at the University of Trier, Germany, wishes to fill a post of Research Assistant ('Wissenschaftliche/-r Mitarbeiter/-in', 65%, TVL-13) for a limited period of 3 years, starting Oct 01, 2015.

The position will be in the project The Prosody of Derived Words in English, which is concerned with variation in word stress assignment in English derivational morphology. The project is part of the new DFG Research Unit ('Forschergruppe') Spoken Morphology (for more information cf. Work in the project involves empirical, quantitative work (esp. elicitation experiments) as well as theoretical and computational modeling (esp. Analogical Modeling and modeling involving Naïve Discriminant Learning).

Preferred Applicants:

- Have an MA in English linguistics or equivalent, with distinction
- Have some experience in experimental work
- Have some basic knowledge of statistics
- Have some background in phonology and morphology
- Are willing to develop their PhD project within the context of the Research Unit.

The job offers an excellent, interdisciplinary work environment and support both at the University of Trier and within the Research Unit.

Applicants need to include in their applications:

- A letter of intent (max. 2 pages, in English), with a description of the candidate's research interest and research experience
- A Curriculum Vitae, incl. a list of publications (if applicable)
- A sample of previous research work
- Copies of the usual qualification documents (MA degree, etc.)

The University of Trier is committed to equal opportunities in employment, in particular to increasing the number of women in academic positions. Women are therefore encouraged to apply. Among equally qualified applicants, disabled candidates will be given preference.

Applications should be sent electronically, as one single pdf document, to the following address:

Prof. Dr. Sabine Arndt-Lappe
Fachbereich II, Anglistik
Universität Trier, 54286 Trier

Applications Deadline: 20-Aug-2015

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. Dr. Sabine Arndt-Lappe
        Fachbereich II, Anglistik
        Universität Trier, 54286 Trier

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Ruben van de Vijver

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