LINGUIST List 30.4775

Fri Dec 20 2019

Support: English; General Linguistics; Typology: PhD, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 20-Dec-2019
From: Volker Gast <>
Subject: English; General Linguistics; Typology: PhD, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Thuringia, Germany
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Department: English and American Studies
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Duties: Research,Teaching,Project Work

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Typology

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The English Department of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena invites applications for a PhD position in the area of English and comparative linguistics, with a focus on computer-assisted methods. The position is located in the working group ''Language and communication''. The initial funding period is three years but the contract is renewable, in accordance with the relevant legal regulations.

- A degree in English, comparative or general linguistics (MA or equivalent).
- Knowledge of a programming language (Python, R) is desirable.

- Carry out research in the area covered by the working group ''Language and communication'' (e.g. corpus-based approaches to linguistic typology, computational approaches to contrastive linguistics) and write a dissertation in this field.
- Teach one course per semester in the BA-programme of the department.
- Participate in administrative tasks, e.g. as a member of committees.
- Participate in funding applications.

Applications should a CV, certificates, two letters of recommendation and samples of written work.

The Friedrich-Schiller-Universit├Ąt Jena is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Applications Deadline: 21-Jan-2020

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. Volker Gast
        FSU Jena, English Department
        Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8
        Jena Thuringia 07743

Contact Information:
        Prof. Volker Gast
        Phone:+49 6341 944546

Page Updated: 20-Dec-2019