LINGUIST List 29.4005

Tue Oct 16 2018

Jobs: Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Goettingen

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 16-Oct-2018
From: Clemens Steiner-Mayr <>
Subject: Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Goettingen
Department: Department of English, Linguistics Section
Job Location: Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer/Post Doc in Theoretical Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Syntax


The Linguistics section of the Department of English at the Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen is looking to fill the position of a Research Assistant (lecturer/post doc) with regular working hours (currently 39.8 hours per week) and a limited contract of 4 years. This position should be filled by April 1, 2019. Salary: Pay grade 13 TV-L.

Your duties
- You will teach courses as defined in Section 31 of the Higher Education Act of Lower Saxony (NHG) and administer examinations
- Work on the research area of “theoretical syntax/semantics”

Your profile
- You hold a highly qualified PhD in “formal linguistics” (the writing of the PhD thesis must have been finished when starting the position),
- Have a research focus on theoretical syntax and formal semantics/pragmatics,
- Have teaching experience and publishing results.

This post is designed to serve in fostering young researchers and scientists and give the successful applicant the opportunity to pursue a post-doctoral degree. The position is also suitable for half-time work.

The University of Goettingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application with:
- A letter of motivation,
- Academic CV with publications,
- A short research statement (max. 2 parges),
- The PhD thesis plus max. 2 papers,
- The names of up to three references

by November 5, 2018 preferably in electronic form to Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Kaete-Hamburger-Weg 3, 37073 Goettingen, email:

If you have any questions, please contact either
Hedde Zeijlstra
phone: +49-551-39-7566, email:


Clemens Steiner-Mayr
phone: +49-551-39-7576, email:

Please note:
With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Application Deadline: 05-Nov-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Clemens Steiner-Mayr

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