LINGUIST List 31.2602

Tue Aug 18 2020

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

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 06-Aug-2020
From: Gerhard Jäger <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology: PhD, University of Tübingen, Germany
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Department: Linguistics Department
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Tübingen

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology


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 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.

Please send your application electronically as a single pdf file to

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

Contact Information:
        Prof. Gerhard Jäger

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