LINGUIST List 30.1353

Tue Mar 26 2019

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology: Post Doc, University of Zurich

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Date: 25-Mar-2019
From: Manuel Widmer <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology: Post Doc, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Zurich
Department: Department of Comparative Linguistics
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher with Specialization in Linguistic Phylogenetics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology; Phylogenetic methods


The Department of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Zurich invites applications for a 4-year Postdoctoral Researcher position in the Swiss National Science Foundation Sinergia Project “Out of Asia: Linguistic Diversity and Population History”, with a specialization in linguistic phylogenetics. The project is a collaborative effort of linguists together with experts in geography and in the genomics of humans and domesticated plants and animals to unravel the origins of linguistic diversity that developed after the settlement of the Americas out of Asia.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in linguistics or related field, with a solid background in comparative phylogenetic methods and linguistic typology. He or she is committed to work in a highly interdisciplinary and dynamic team of twelve researchers and further international collaborators. The position includes a teaching commitment of one course per semester.

Apart from their CVs, applicants should submit:
- A sample of their writing (dissertation chapter, article),
- Names of 2-3 persons willing to provide a letter of reference, and
- A cover letter explaining their expertise and interest in the project.

We strongly aim at gender balance and particularly encourage women to apply.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF to the application email provided below, with subject header “OoA-Phylogenetics Postdoc”.

Application deadline is April 15, 2019.

The starting date is September 15, 2019.

For further information contact or

Application Deadline: 15-Apr-2019

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Balthasar Bickel

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