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Thu Apr 14 2016

Jobs: General Linguistics: Visiting Professor, Labex EFL

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Date: 13-Apr-2016
From: Christian Puech <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Visiting Professor, Labex EFL, Paris, France
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University or Organization: Labex EFL
Job Location: Paris, France
Web Address:
Job Title: EFL International Chair 2017 - 5th call for visiting professors

Job Rank: Visiting Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Laboratoire d’excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics: data, methods, models” (Labex EFL) is a nine year project, funded by the French Government (ANR-10-LABX-0083). It gathers 12 research teams (Alpage, CRLAO, HTL, Lacito, Lattice, LIPN, Llacan, LLF, LPP-P3, LPP-P5, MII, Sedyl) from 5 members of Sorbonne Paris Cité University (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université Paris Diderot, Université Paris Descartes, Université Paris 13 et Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales), in a partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) and the French Research and Development Institute (IRD).

The aim of the Labex EFL is to promote innovative and interdisciplinary research within Linguistics and related fields. Specific interest is given to empirical foundations (corpus analysis and experimental methods) of linguistic research. The EFL project is now launching its 5th call for applications for visiting professors.

Up to 8 applicants will be selected for the 2017 International Chair “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics”. The selected applicants will join one of the EFL teams. The visiting professor will be located in Paris in one of the most active academic communities for linguistics. He/she is expected to give a series of lectures presenting innovative research in one of the fields of the Labex EFL. The selected candidates will be advised with respect to the organisation of their stay in Paris by a member of the Labex.

The labex EFL seeks applicants in one of the following domains:

- Phonetic and phonological complexity
- Experimental grammar from a cross-linguistic perspective
- Typology and dynamics of linguistic systems
- Language representation and processing in a lifespan perspective
- Computational semantic analysis
- Language resources: lexica, corpora and tools
- Empirical methods in linguistics and
- Epistemology

Eligible candidates are professors or researchers (tenured or not) affiliated to a foreign research unit, willing to deliver a weekly seminar (that will be recorded) on a research topic contributing to the EFL project. (, within a period of 4 weeks during the year of 2017.

The Labex will cover travel expenses (economic class) and provide a fixed weekly allowance (750 euros/week).

Seminars can be given in French or in English.

Applications should include:

- A curriculum vitae (with a list of publications)
- A one-page summary of the intended seminar
- The dates of availability and intended length of stay in Paris.

Applications can be written in French or in English.

Deadline for applications: June 15th, 2016 (midnight, Paris time)

Applications should be sent to Christel Préterre, Project Manager of the Labex EFL (email below).

The applications will be examined by the Labex EFL board of directors and the head of the training programme. Final decisions will be made by the scientific council in July 2016, according to the following criteria:

- Academic excellence of the candidate
- Relevance of the seminar proposal for the Labex EFL scientific project
- Originality or complementarity between selected teaching missions

Notifications of acceptance will be sent shortly after the decisions of the scientific council by Mr Puech, Director of the Labex EFL.

Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2016

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Director Labex EFL Christian Puech

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