LINGUIST List 27.3778

Fri Sep 23 2016

Support: English; Germanic; Semantics / Germany

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 23-Sep-2016
From: Remus Gergel <>
Subject: English; Germanic; Semantics, PhD Student, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
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Institution/Organization: Saarland University
Department: Department of English
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Teaching,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Semantics

Required Language(s): English (eng)



The Philosphical Faculty II/English Department at Saarland University is
opening a 3-year PhD position (TV-L 13 50%) with a focus on formal semantics
together with its interfaces. The duties are participation in the teaching and
research conducted at the Chair of English Linguistics at Saarland University;
this includes teaching, typically an introductory 90-minute class per week.
The theoretical research conducted should be accompanied by solid empirical
work either synchronically (e.g. via modern elicitation techniques) or
diachronically (via systematic corpus work). Statistical methods should
accompany the empirical work. We also expect candidates to be willing to learn
and work with the topic of information density.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent theoretical background (semantics
and its interfaces) and should have as much as possible in terms of training
in some of the following: demonstrated corpus expertise, experience with
experimental methods, experience with statistical methods (e.g. in R).
Excellent English skills are expected, as are computer skills and especially
the capability to work in a team at the Chair of English Linguistics. The
successful candidate will be expected to participate in all of the group’s
research activities.

Minimal requirement: M.A. degree in English or general linguistics (or an
equivalent field).
Starting date: as soon as possible.
Payment: according to the German TV-L pay scale (TV-L 13 50%).

The official German announcement can be found at the web address below.

Application Deadline: 21-Oct-2016

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Prof. Remus Gergel
Universität des Saarlandes
Campus 5.3
Saarbrücken Saarland 66123

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Prof. Remus Gergel

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