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Wed Jan 17 2018

Support: Yukatekan/Mayan; General Linguistics: PhD, Georg-August University of Göttingen

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 13-Jan-2018
From: Stavros Skopeteas <>
Subject: Yukatekan/Mayan; General Linguistics: PhD, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany
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Department: General Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Georg-August University of Göttingen

Duties: Research,Teaching,Project Work

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics



The University of Göttingen, Philosophical Faculty, General Linguistics Department, seeks to fill by April 1st, 2018, the post of a junior researcher, part time 65% (25,87 hours/week), 13 TV-L. The position will be filled for 3 years.

Job contents:
- research within the project “Yucatec Maya: Variation in Space and Time (funded by the German Research Foundation; principal investigator: Stavros Skopeteas; collaboration with the Humboldt University Berlin and the UNAM/Merida).
- fieldwork on Yucatec Maya in the areas of syntax and prosody;
- presentation and publication of research findings;
- participation in the activities of the General Linguistics Department (colloquia and publications).
- upon request: 2 hours teaching (in General Linguistics).
- The preparation of a PhD within this position is expected.

We expect:
- completed MA-degree linguistics or equivalent (required)
- very good oral/written command of English (required)
- very good oral/written command of German (desirable)
- good oral/written command of Spanish (desirable)
- solid background in modern linguistic theory, in particular generative syntax (desirable).
- experience with publishing (desirable).

The University of Göttingen seeks to increase the proportion of women in the fields in which women are underrepresented and strongly encourages women (with the corresponding qualifications) to apply. It is a family-friendly University and supports the compatibility of science/job and family. The University of Göttingen seeks to employ applicants with severe disabilities. Applicants with severe disabilities are given priority when equally qualified.

Kindly address your application (either copies or electronically) including the usual documents until 30.01.2018 to: Professor Stavros Skopeteas, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar, Käte-Hamburger-Weg 3, 37073 Göttingen.

Please send your electronic applications as a single PDF file to Matthias Kracht: e-mail:

For enquiries, please write to Matthias Kracht, Tel. Nr., ++49 551 39 5482,

Applications Deadline: 30-Jan-2018

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Professor Stavros Skopeteas
        Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar
        Käte-Hamburger-Weg 3
        Goettingen 37073

Contact Information:
        Matthias Kracht
        Phone:++49 551 39 5482

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