LINGUIST List 30.1811

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Support: General Linguistics: PhD, University of Groningen

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Date: 23-Apr-2019
From: Christina Englert <>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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Department: Center for Language and Cognition
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Groningen

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Please visit the website for the full vacancy text:

The successful applicant is committed to conducting independent and original scientific research, to report on this research in international publications and presentations, and to present the final results of the research in a PhD dissertation. The PhD candidate participates in local, national and international training activities, including summer schools and conferences, to maximally develop his or her potential as a scientific researcher. Some participation in faculty teaching is negotiable.
As a member of the Graduate School for the Humanities, a PhD candidate may participate in courses, seminars and summer schools organized by Dutch national graduate school Landelijke Onderzoeksschool Taalkunde (LOT) or by the Groningen Research School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN).

Linguistic research in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen is organized in the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG), which includes 4 research lines:
- Computational Linguistics
- Discourse and Communication
- Neurolinguistics and Language Development
- Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics.

The proposed PhD research must be closely connected with research currently carried out within one of these research lines. Please consult the CLCG web pages for a description of the research groups and their work: Applicants are advised to contact potential supervisors of CLCG in order to ensure the proposed research is well embedded.

Your qualifications are:
- A Master's degree in linguistics (or related discipline) with an excellent academic record
- Proven research abilities and affinity with the research topic
- Excellent command of English and good academic writing skills.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
a salary of € 2,325 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2,972 gross per month in the final year (based on fulltime employment. These PhD positions are 0.9 FTE, for 4 years). The position requires residence in Groningen, and must yield a PhD dissertation
initially an appointment for 18 months. After the first year, an assessment of the candidate's progress and results will take place to decide whether the employment can be continued.

You will be enrolled in the Graduate School for the Humanities (GSH) of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Groningen. The GSH offers the organizational infrastructure within which PhD candidates participate in advanced training and supervised research:

Start date: 1 September 2019, in principle.

Applications Deadline: 26-May-2019

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Jan Wouter Zwart

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