LINGUIST List 31.3333

Sat Oct 31 2020

Support: Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 30-Oct-2020
From: Rainer Osswald <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
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Department: Department of Computational Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


The Department of Computational Linguistics at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, invites applications for a three-year PhD position in Linguistics/Computational Linguistics (federal German pay scale TV-L E13 65%). The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

The candidate will pursue a PhD project as part of the research project "Coercion and Copredication as Flexible Frame Composition" lead by Prof. Dr. Laura Kallmeyer and Dr. Rainer Osswald. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG); see for a short summary of the project.

Possible topics for a PhD thesis include the corpus-based analysis of inherent polysemy and coercion and copredication constructions, the interplay between inherent polysemy and quantification, and the frame-semantic modeling and implementation of coercion and copredication phenomena.

Job requirements and qualifications:
- Master's degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics
- Familiarity with methods of formal and computational semantics
- Proficiency of English (knowledge of German is not a prerequisite)
- Good programming skills

Applications should include:
- Cover letter outlining interest in the position
- Contact information of at least two referees
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with publications (if applicable)
- Copy of MA/MSc degree

The Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf is an equal opportunity employer. Applications of women are strongly encouraged; equally qualified female applicants will receive preference. Applications of disabled persons will be given preferential treatment to those of other candidates with equal qualifications.

For further information, please contact Rainer Osswald at the contact information below.

Applications should be sent by email to the contact email provided below.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, to be fully considered applications should be received by November 16th, 2020.

Applications Deadline: 16-Nov-2020

Contact Information:
        Rainer Osswald

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