LINGUIST List 29.1058
Wed Mar 07 2018
Jobs: Pragmatics; Semantics: Post Doc, Utrecht University
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University or Organization: Utrecht University
Department: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics
Job Location: Utrecht,
Web Address: http://time-in-translation.hum.uu.nl
Job Title: Post-Doc (0,8 FTE, 3 years) in the project ‘Time in Translation'
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Semantics
You will be participating in the project Time in
Translation: a semantics of the Perfect (TinT). This project is funded by NWO, by
way of a Vrije Competitie project awarded to Prof. dr. Henriëtte de Swart and dr.
Bert Le Bruyn at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. The project aims to develop
the meaning of the present perfect. We will collect data from 5 languages (Dutch,
English, German, French, Spanish) in parallel corpora, and analyse perfect use in
relation to other verbal tense forms both at the sentence and at the discourse
level. Translation experiments will be used to check the space of variation in
choosing one form over another.
TinT offers two PhD positions and one
postdoc position. One PhD position has been filled and we are currently hiring a PhD
and Post-Doc. This ad is about the Post-Doc position as it was originally defined.
We invite candidates to have a look at the project website (http://time-in-translation.hum.uu.nl
for a description of the full project as tasks within the project can be worked out
further, expanded and shifted between the project members based on their expertise,
own research ideas, ... The project is a real team effort.
will be working on the subproject ‘Truth-conditional and dynamic semantics of the
perfect’. S/he is the theoretical driving force of the project and will lay the
groundwork for the project’s semantic analyses of the Perfect – both
truth-conditional and dynamic. S/he will closely collaborate with the PhD candidates
and the PIs.
Tasks for the Post-Doc will include:
- Collaboration with
the PhDs and the PIs;
- Presentations at workshops and conferences;
Publication of four peer-reviewed articles, partly in collaboration with other
- Co-organization of workshops and conferences;
Requirements for the Post-Doc:
- PhD in linguistics, with a focus on
semantics and pragmatics, prior experience with discourse theory, inquisitive
semantics, corpus research and/or experiments welcome;
- Ability to perform and
publish high quality research, demonstrated for instance by a strong publication
record in international peer-reviewed journals;
- Excellent English oral
proficiency, academic writing and presentation skills;
- Fluency in at least two
languages of the project besides English (Dutch, German, French, Spanish);
Excellent organizational, social and communication skills.
successful postdoc candidate will be appointed on a fixed-term full-time basis (38
hours per week/0,8 FTE), starting 1 June 2018 or soon thereafter. The appointment is
for a period of 36 months, with a one-year initial trial period. The gross monthly
salary is based on scale 10 (Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities).
Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year,
an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are
based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. More
information is available here: terms of employment.
interested in applying for the advertised position, please submit digital copies of
the following documents through the application website:
- a letter of
- a research statement of 1500 to 2000 words, explaining why and how
you plan to conduct this research;
- a CV;
- names and full contact details
of two academic referees.
A link to the application website will be added
to the project’s website (http://time-in-translation.hum.uu.nl
as soon as possible.
Interviews, live or by videoconference, will be held
in the week of April 9.
Application Deadline: 02-Apr-2018
Address for Applications: http://time-in-translation.hum.uu.nl
Prof. Dr. Henriëtte de Swart
Page Updated: 07-Mar-2018