LINGUIST List 31.2602
Tue Aug 18 2020
Support: Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology: PhD, University of Tübingen
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Gerhard Jäger <gerhard.jaeger
Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Typology: PhD, University of Tübingen, Germany E-mail this message to a friend
Department: Linguistics Department
Web Address: http://www.crosslingference.uni-tuebingen.de/
Institution/Organization: University of Tübingen
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 (https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/163612
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 (http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/
) and the Center for Advanced Studies "Words, Bones, Genes, Tools" (http://www.wordsandbones.uni-tuebingen.de/
) 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 gerhard.jaeger
The contract will be made by the central administration of the university.
Prof. Gerhard Jäger
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