LINGUIST List 29.4488

Tue Nov 13 2018

Jobs: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Researcher, Osnabrück University

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Date: 09-Nov-2018
From: Mingya Liu <>
Subject: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics: Researcher, Osnabrück University, Germany
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University or Organization: Osnabrück University
Department: Institute of Cognitive Science
Job Location: Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: PhD Position/Postdoc Position

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics


The Research Group of Dr. Mingya Liu at the Institute of Cognitive Science invites applications for 1 Research Assistant (PhD or Postdoc) to be filled as soon as possible on a fixed-term basis until September 30, 2020.

The position will be part-time (65%); salary and social benefits are determined by the German public service pay scale (E13 TV-L).

Description of Responsibilities:
The position involves participation in the research activities within the DFG-funded research project The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives: Cross-Linguistic and Experimental Perspectives. The project investigates the syntactic, semantic and pragmatic properties of conditional connectives in different languages with a focus on English, German and Mandarin Chinese. Responsibilities include particularly the investigation of conditional connectives in formal semantic and pragmatic frameworks using psycholinguistic methods (comprehension, production, EEG). The position does not involve teaching obligations.

The project is one of the participating projects in the Priority Program (

Required Qualifications:
Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic degree (Master/Diploma) in cognitive science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or related fields. They should have experience in formal semantics and pragmatics, as well as psycholinguistic methods. A good command of English is mandatory. Knowledge of German or Mandarin is not required, but is a plus.

Osnabrück University has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and carers balance their family and work life.

The university aspires to ensure equal opportunities for men and women and strives to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made.

If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.

Applications with the usual documentation (a motivation letter, CV, list of publications if any) should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF-file to the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science ( and Dr. Mingya Liu ( no later than November 30, 2018. Further information can be obtained from Dr. Mingya Liu.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2018 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Mingya Liu

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