LINGUIST List 30.1356

Tue Mar 26 2019

Jobs: Indo-European; Historical Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Zurich

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Date: 25-Mar-2019
From: Paul Widmer <>
Subject: Indo-European; Historical Linguistics: 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 Research in Indo-European Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Philology

Required Language(s): Indo-European


The Department of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Zurich invites applications for a 4-year Postdoctoral Researcher position with a specialization in Indo-European linguistics/philology and historical linguistics, with a strong interest in comparative/typological/evolutionary questions. The ideal candidate has a solid background in qualitative data acquisition and analysis as well as at least some experience with quantitative methods. The position includes a teaching commitment of one course per semester.

Apart from their CVs, applicants should submit:
- A one-page summary of their dissertation,
- One published or submitted research article,
- Names of 2-3 persons willing to provide a letter of reference, and
- A cover letter sketching a possible project they would like to develop together with one or several professors at the department.

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 “IE Postdoc”.

Application deadline is April 15, 2019.

The starting data is July 1, 2019 or later.

For further information contact Prof. Paul Widmer at the contact information below.

Application Deadline: 15-Apr-2019

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Paul Widmer

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