LINGUIST List 31.2678

Fri Aug 28 2020

Jobs: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Stuttgart

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Date: 28-Aug-2020
From: Judith Tonhauser <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Stuttgart, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Stuttgart
Department: English Linguistics
Job Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Linguistics

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Experimental linguistics


Prof. Dr. Judith Tonhauser from the Department of English Linguistics at the University of Stuttgart invites applications for a three-year full-time postdoctoral researcher in experimental linguistics. The position can be renewed for one year.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in linguistics (or a related field) with expertise in experimental methods and statistical data analysis (including mixed-effects regression modeling) and their application to research questions in sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics or general linguistics. The ideal candidate will have experience in conducting web-based experiments and excellent programming skills (such as Javascript, Python, R).

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct research in their area of expertise and to collaborate with Prof. Dr. Tonhauser, whose research interests lie in the areas of semantics, pragmatics, prosody and social meaning ( The postdoctoral researcher will also assist in the organization of workshops and the management of the laboratory of the department (including the implementation of data protection regulations) as well as teach courses in English linguistics.

The starting date is November 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is remunerated according to E13 of the German TV-L pay-scale.

Applications should include the following:
- Cover letter (with desired starting date)
- Full curriculum vitae (with teaching experience)
- Research statement (2-3 pages)
- Electronic copies of up to 3 representative publications or thesis chapters
- Copies of degree certificates

Please also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommenders to the application email provided below.

Preferably you will send your application as a single PDF to the application email below. Please note that applications submitted in paper format (to: Judith Tonhauser, Institut fuer Linguistik/Anglistik, Keplerstr. 17, 70174 Stuttgart) cannot be returned, so please do not send original documents.

The University of Stuttgart aims at increasing the number of women in academia. Therefore, women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications of severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given priority.

Information according to article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for job application processes at University of Stuttgart can be found here: and

Application Deadline: 01-Oct-2020 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Judith Tonhauser

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