LINGUIST List 30.3470

Mon Sep 16 2019

Support: Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics: PhD, University of Tübingen

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 14-Sep-2019
From: Gerhard Jäger <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics: PhD, University of Tübingen, Germany
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Institution/Organization: University of Tübingen
Department: Department of Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics


Applications are invited for a PhD position (m/f/d, 65% employment,
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L) in the Linguistics Department, working with Prof.
Gerhard Jäger. This vacancy is connected to the award of an ERC Advanced
Grant, entitled "CrossLingference - Cross-linguistic statistical inference
using hierarchical Bayesian models", for the period 2019-24. The project will
be based at the University of Tübingen. In total, the group will consist of
four postdoctoral researchers, four PhD students, and several student
assistants. The principal activity of the researcher will be to pursue a PhD
research project in one or two of the work packages mentioned on the project
homepage ( A solid background, including a
Master's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, in one of the two
research areas is required:
- Statistical modeling, especially Bayesian approaches
- Historical-comparative linguistics and typology

Expertise in both areas would be ideal; otherwise the successful applicant is
expected to actively engage in the collaborative efforts of the project and to
acquire the necessary skills.

The Linguistics Department ( and the Center
for Advanced Studies "Words, Bones, Genes, Tools"
( offer a stimulating
interdisciplinary research environment with the opportunity of completing a
PhD degree.

The period of employment will be for 4 years.

Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience, as well as
names and addresses of up to three references. Applications should be sent by
email to the address below. The position will be filled as soon as possible.
Deadline for applications is October 31, 2019.

Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have the same qualifications as
non-disabled applicants. The University of Tübingen strives to increase the
proportion of women in research and teaching, and therefore encourages
qualified female scientists to apply.

Please send your application electronically as a single pdf file to the
application email provided below.

The contract will be made by the central administration of the university.

Application Deadline: 31-Oct-2019

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Gerhard Jäger

Email Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Gerhard Jäger
Dept:Department of Linguistics

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