LINGUIST List 28.2651

Wed Jun 14 2017

Support: Semantics: PhD, Saarland University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 12-Jun-2017
From: Remus Gergel <>
Subject: Semantics: PhD, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Saarland University

Duties: Research,Teaching,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Semantics


The Philosophical Faculty/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. Interested candidates should send in their applications, indicating the position number W1228, with the usual documents (CV, a cover letter, a small work sample - e.g. a paper or the MA-thesis - and the contact details of two potential references) to the address indicated. Minimal requirement: M.A. degree in English/general linguistics (or an equivalent field). Prospective starting date: September 15, 2017 (a later starting date is possible, but no later than November 1, 2017) Payment: according to the German TV-L pay scale (TV-L 13 50%). The official German announcement can be found at the following web address (which is NOT an online application website):

Applications Deadline: 13-Jul-2017

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

Contact Information:
        Sylvia Monzon

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