LINGUIST List 31.3410

Fri Nov 06 2020

Support: General Linguistics: PhD, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 06-Nov-2020
From: Manfred Krifka <>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany
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Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin invites applications for finishing a doctoral dissertation in linguistics starting January 1st, 2021 to December 31, 2022. Pay level is 50% TDöV-E13. The position is incompatible with other simultaneous payed employment or a simultaneous outside fellowship. Residency in or close to Berlin is required, at least for part of the time.

ZAS is not a degree-granting institution; the successful applicant will have to be in the doctoral program of a university. The research topic of the dissertation should fit into one or more of the current research themes at ZAS (see

Applicants should send, in a single pdf file named “doctoral_position + family name of applicant”, an application containing:
(a) An application letter of maximally two pages describing the dissertation project and its current state. It should specify how the dissertation project would relate to ZAS and its research themes, and if possible, to particular researchers at ZAS. It should describe what has been done and outline a plan of the tasks that are still ahead, and it should contain a time-table for completing and defending the dissertation.
(b) An academic CV including birth year and nationality, with publications and web-links to maximally three pdfs that you consider most relevant for your work.
(c) An supporting letter by the supervisor(s) that should also comment on the current state of the dissertation work and its possible completion, as detailed in (a).
(d) Scans of the documents indicating academic degrees and the registering to a doctoral program.

This pdf file should be sent by e-mail with “ZAS Doctoral Position” in the subject line, by November 30, 2020 to

ZAS is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability status.

Contact Information:
        Prof. Manfred Krifka

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