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Fri Jan 12 2018

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics: Post Doc, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

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Date: 11-Jan-2018
From: Inken Armbrust <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics: Post Doc, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
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University or Organization: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Department: Research Training Group 1808
Job Location: Tübingen, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Post-Doc Research Position (TV-L E13)

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics


In the interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) 1808 “Ambiguity – Production and Perception” Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen offers one Post-Doc Research Position (TV-L E13): temporary employment for up to six years at the earliest possible date, with the aim of completing
the habilitation during this time. The researcher will be employed through the central administration
of the University of Tübingen and will be a member of the RTG 1808. Members of the research
training group are required to take their residence in Tübingen.

The candidate should have in-depth experience in cognitive science or a closely related discipline,
(e.g. (computational) linguistics or other). S/he is to model the encoding principles and cognitive
processes involved in generating or perceiving ambiguous information content. During its first
funding period (2013-2018), the RTG 1808 has identified a great variety of interdisciplinary
ambiguity phenomena and developed a large database of examples (Tübingen Interdisciplinary
Ambiguity Phenomena – TInCAP). In the second funding period (2018-2022), the objective is to
develop an additional perspective on the cognitive processes that are underlying the perception and
production of ambiguities.

The candidate should have experience in computer programming. Knowledge in statistics, principles
of information processing, data analysis and language analysis will be useful. The candidate will be
required to develop a research profile of his or her own in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Martin Butz
(Cognitive Modeling).

Participating Disciplines of the RTG:

English Literary Studies, English Linguistics, German Literary Studies, German Linguistics
(including Psycholinguistics), Legal Studies, Classical Philology, Cognitive Science (and Cognitive
Modeling in particular), Philosophy, Psychology, General Rhetoric, Romance Linguistics, Protestant
Theology (New Testament).

For a summary of the research programme and additional information, see

Application details:

Tübingen University intends to increase the proportion of female employees in research and
teaching, women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications (in German or English) including
informative documents, a cover letter, a research proposal (maximum 5 pages), signed CV, copies
of earned university degrees and transcripts of individual grades as well as at least one letter of
recommendation and the names and email addresses of at least two further referees (university
professors) are to be sent in digital form (one pdf document) by February 12, 2018, under the
reference “Post-Doc RTG 1808” to the speaker of the RTG, Professor Matthias Bauer:

Job interviews for successful candidates will be held in Tübingen.

For information on the application procedure, please contact

Application Deadline: 12-Feb-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Inken Armbrust

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