LINGUIST List 30.30

Fri Jan 04 2019

Jobs: Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS)

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Date: 21-Dec-2018
From: Natalia Gagarina <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS), Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS)
Department: Language Development and Multilingualism
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Post-doctoral Research Position

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Multilingualism; Heritage languages


The Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS, is accepting applications for a full-time early-career post-doctoral research position in Research Area 2 “Language Development and Multilingualism.” The position is to be filled starting in January 2019 until December 31st, 2020. The salary is according to E13 of the German TVOeD pay-scale. Limited financial support for conference travel, experimental work and/or linguistic fieldwork is available.

The Leibniz-Center for General Linguistics is an independent research institute in Berlin, Germany; it is part of the Leibniz Association. It offers on-site experimental facilities for acoustic phonetics, motion capture, and eye-tracking. It uses the software R for data analysis.

The successful candidate will have a background in general linguistics research as well as experience in carrying out eye-tracking experiments with children (and adults). The main themes of the Research Area 2 „Language Development and Multilingualism“ contain, but are not restricted to:
- Acquisition of dual languages in bilingual children with L2 German
- Heritage languages
- Comprehension and production of coherent texts
- Environmental and cognitive factors in multilingual acquisition

The duties of the position are primarily research-oriented, with some administrative tasks. A certain time contingent can be allotted to the acquisition of external funding. In addition, the position comes with a teaching requirement of one class (90 min. per week) for 2 terms, to be held at any university in the Berlin area.

Successful applicants must have defended their PhD by the time of the appointment. Successful applicants are expected to have a strong background in experimental linguistics, (language acquisition research) and proven research experience with an active research agenda. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research integrates well with, or complements, the existing strengths of the ZAS and its core research programs.

Applications must be submitted via electronic mail, to the application email provided below, as one PDF attachment, containing:
- A letter of intent specifying in detail research experience and plans;
- Curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications; and
-The names and email addresses of at least two scholars to be contacted for letters of recommendation.
- Please provide additionally electronic copies of up to five representative publications.

Application Deadline: This position is closed.

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
PD Dr. Natalia Gagarina

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