LINGUIST List 31.3385

Wed Nov 04 2020

Jobs: Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Potsdam

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Date: 04-Nov-2020
From: Doreen Georgi <>
Subject: Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Potsdam, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Potsdam
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Potsdam, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoc

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Syntax


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Potsdam invites applications for a full-time postdoc position (40h/week) associated with the research group on variation in morphology/morphosyntax, led by Doreen Georgi. We are looking for a highly motivated person with a strong background in grammar theory in these areas. The candidate is expected to carry out internationally visible research and to support the chair in teaching and academic administration.

The employment is limited to max. 6 years (depending on previous postdoc employments, in accordance with the WissZeitVG law); research and travel funds are available.

The salary (including social benefits) is based on the pay scale TV-L E13 (available at

Intended starting date: March 1st or April 1st 2021

Expected Qualifications:
- An excellent PhD in linguistics (degree in hand at the latest when the position starts)
- Expertise in grammatical theory in the areas of morphology/morphosyntax (as documented by peer-reviewed publications in international journals)
- Research focus on micro- or microvariation, typology
- Additional expertise in one of the following areas is welcome but not required: interface to phonology or semantics, field work, experimental approaches, work on non-Indo-European languages
- Preferably: teaching experience
- Previous knowledge of German is not required.

Teaching Duties:
- Teach 2 courses per semester (= 4 hours/week) in the morphology and syntax modules of the BSc and MSc Linguistics programmes at the Department of Linguistics (basic and advanced courses)
- Courses in the MSc are taught in English (also possible in the BSc)
- Supervision of BSc/MSc theses

The University of Potsdam hosts leading groups in the field of linguistics and cognitive sciences. Linguistics is part of the University’s research focus on cognitive science ( and contributes to the Collaborative Research Centre 1287 on the Limits of Variability in Language ( The Berlin/Potsdam area represents a vibrant international research community in the domain of linguistics.

Deadline for application: November 30, 2020.

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF to the application email below and include:
- A CV (with a list of publications/talks, the names of two referees);
- A 2-page research statement about the candidate’s research interests + research plans for the upcoming years;
- A 1-page teaching statement (teaching philosophy, topics on which thcandidate could offer courses);
- Copy of the PhD degree (or a draft/outline of the thesis);
- 2 writing samples.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Doreen Georgi

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