LINGUIST List 29.408

Wed Jan 24 2018

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Researcher, University of Tübingen

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 23-Jan-2018
From: Fritz Günther <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Researcher, University of Tübingen, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Tübingen
Department: SFB 833
Job Location: Tübingen, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Assistant/ PhD

Job Rank: PhD Position; Researcher

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Semantics


Starting March 1st 2018, the Collaborative Research Center SFB 833 “The construction of meaning” at the University of Tübingen, Germany, ( is offering a position as a Research Assistant (E 13 TV-L, 65 %), limited until June 30th, 2021.

- University degree (Diploma/ M.Sc or equivalent) in the field of cognitive science or linguistics
(for example cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, computational linguistics, ...)
- Experience in the administration and maintenance of IT systems
- Research interest in language and semantics, especially in semantic processing
- Firm methodological and statistical knowledge
- High language proficiency in English (and possibly German)

This position is part of the service project Z2: “Experimental support and IT maintenance” which also employs a postdoc and a student assistant. Project Z2 supports and advises other researchers in the SFB 833 in experimental and statistical questions, and organises methodological courses. Furthermore, Project Z2, and especially the position offered here, provides service and maintenance in IT questions, including the acquisition of hardware and software, administration of a network drive and a server, and lab maintenance.

In the context of this position, you will be able to work on a dissertation within the field of language and language processing, with a focus on semantics. Within this field, you have the option to choose the topic of your dissertation according to your research interests. The dissertation will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Barbara Kaup, and the PhD position is typically closely associated to the Language and Cognition lab of the Department of Psychology (

The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application until February 28th, 2018, to Prof. Dr. Barbara Kaup, preferrably in electronic format to the application email address below.

Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2018 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Barbara Kaup
Department of Psychology
Schleichstraße 4
Tübingen 72076
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Barbara Kaup

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