LINGUIST List 29.2379

Mon Jun 04 2018

Jobs: Pragmatics; Semantics: Post Doc, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft

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Date: 04-Jun-2018
From: Uli Sauerland <>
Subject: Pragmatics; Semantics: Post Doc, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Germany
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University or Organization: Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Adjective Semantics and Pragmatics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Semantics


The Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS, invites applications for a half-time early-career post-doctoral research position on the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives with a starting date between August and December 2018. The appointment is for a period of one year.

The ZAS is a research institute in the Leibniz Association. Its four main divisions currently focus on the general research program 'Embedding, linkage and constituent boundaries in speech, grammar and discourse'. The opening is in area IV "Semantics and Pragmatics". Currently about 20 researchers work in the research group. The ZAS offers in-house experimental facilities for acoustic phonetics, motion capture, eye-tracking, and uses the software R for data analysis.

The duties of the position are primarily research oriented which includes some administration. The position is remunerated according to E13 of the German TVOeD pay-scale at 50% of full-time. Limited support for conference travel, experimental work and/or linguistic fieldwork is available. In case the position was to be combined with another part-time position, candidates should specify how they will ensure an equitable division.

Applicants must have defended their Ph.D by the time of the appointment. The Ph.D. completion should be in or after July 2017 (except for documented cases of forced interruptions of research work, e.g. for family or medical reasons). Applicants are expected to have a strong background in theoretical linguistics (specifically semantics and pragmatics) and a proven research experience and an active research agenda in the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives.

Applications must be submitted via electronic mail and include the following four items, preferably all in one PDF:
- a letter of intent (one or two pages) specifying research experience and plans;
- the curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications;
- electronic copies of up to three representative publications or thesis chapters; and
- the names and email addresses of at least two scholars to be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline: 24-Jun-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Uli Sauerland

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