LINGUIST List 31.2503

Thu Aug 06 2020

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology: Post Doc, University of Tübingen

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Date: 06-Aug-2020
From: Gerhard Jäger <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology: Post Doc, University of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Tübingen
Department: Linguistics Department
Job Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L; Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology


Applications are invited for the post of a Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d, 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 postdoctoral researcher will be to undertake research in one of the work packages described mentioned at the project homepage (

A solid background, including a PhD in a relevant discipline, in at least one of the following areas is required:
- Statistical modeling, especially Bayesian approaches
- Historical-comparative linguistics and typology

Experience 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.

The salary is figured according to the union contract named TV-L, E13, depending on professional experience.

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 application email address below. The position will be filled as soon as possible. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2020.

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.

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

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Gerhard Jäger

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