LINGUIST List 29.1470

Wed Apr 04 2018

Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD, University of Zurich

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 03-Apr-2018
From: Tanja Samardžić <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: PhD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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Department: URPP Language and Space
Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Zurich

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Formal Linguistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science


Language and Space Lab at the University of Zurich is seeking applicants for a fully funded 4-year PhD position starting in September 2018, as part of the project Non-randomness in Morphological Diversity: A Computational Approach Based on Multilingual Corpora funded by the SNSF and lead by Tanja Samardžić. The PhD candidate will carry out fundamental research on the topic of the project and advance the methodology of highly multilingual quantitative text analysis.

We are looking for a motivated researcher with excellent technical background and a clear interest in the study of language. Applicants are required to have completed a Master’s level degree in computational linguistics or a related discipline (formal linguistics, mathematics, data science, computer science). Applicants with the main background in linguistics will demonstrate their interest and experience in quantitative text analysis. Applicants with the main background in other related disciplines will demonstrate their interest and experience in the study of language.

We offer excellent working conditions, interdisciplinary supervision, a stimulating environment and Zurich’s high quality of life.

To apply, send your curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement, transcripts, and contact details for two referees (including e-mail addresses) in a single PDF document, and with reference “TextPhD”, to by 15 May 2018. Your research statement should address the topic of morphological diversity and demonstrate your ability to formulate feasible research questions. For further questions, contact Tanja Samardžić at

Applications Deadline: 15-May-2018

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Tanja Samardžić

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