LINGUIST List 30.4338

Thu Nov 14 2019

Jobs: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Manchester

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 14-Nov-2019
From: Andrew Koontz-Garboden <>
Subject: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Manchester, UK
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University or Organization: University of Manchester
Department: Linguistics & English Language
Job Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax; Fieldwork


The Department of Linguistics and English Language at The University of Manchester seeks to appoint a postdoctoral research associate from May 1 2020 through to August 2023, working on the European Research Council Consolidator Project “The lexical semantics of lexical categories” (PI, Andrew Koontz-Garboden).

You will form part of a team whose goal is to elucidate through the study of property concept lexemes (see Dixon 1982, Thompson 1989) and constructions in which they appear, the meaning of nounhood, verbhood, and adjectivehood. The project will do this through broad typological study and detailed semantic and morphosyntactic fieldwork on individual languages (which will be identified as part of the initial stage of the project).

Your key duties will include working on the typological study; carrying out fieldwork; publishing results; and carrying out organizational duties tied to the administration of the project.

Essential criteria include a PhD (or near completion) in linguistics or a cognate area; expertise in formal semantics and the syntax/semantics interface; experience (or proven potential) of high quality research; ability to publish research findings at an international level.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

We will begin reviewing applications on 21 December 2019. All applications received by 31 January 2020, however, will receive full consideration.

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for February 17, 2020.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Andrew Koontz-Garboden

Page Updated: 09-Dec-2019