LINGUIST List 31.3878

Wed Dec 16 2020

Support: Chibchan; General Linguistics: PhD, University of Göttingen

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 14-Dec-2020
From: Stavros Skopeteas <>
Subject: Chibchan; General Linguistics: PhD, University of Göttingen, Germany
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Department: Linguistics Department
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Göttingen

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics



The Department of Linguistics at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen is seeking to fill the position of a Junior Researcher (f/m/d) with 65% of the regular weekly working hours (currently 25.87 hours/week) for a limited period of 3 years. The salary will be paid according to salary group 13 TV-L.

The Department of Linguistics at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen represents General Linguistics in its entire breadth. Research areas: under-documented languages and experimental fieldwork, Indo-European Studies and historical linguistics, language typology, linguistic theory.

Your asks:
- Collaboration in a DFG research project on information structure and ergativity in the languages of Central America (PI: Professor Stavros Skopeteas; in collaboration with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and CNRS, Paris)
- Experimental fieldwork on Chibcha languages (Central America)
- Presentation and publication of research outcomes
- Participation in the scientific activities of the Linguistics Department (workshops, colloquia, publications)

Your profile:
- Completed MA in linguistics (or equivalent degree)
- Very good knowledge of written and spoken English

- Knowledge in syntactic and/or prosodic research
- Competence in experimental research
- Experience with understudied languages
- Knowledge of German and/or Spanish

The position offers the possibility of scientific qualification at the PhD level. The position is suitable for part-time work.

The University of Göttingen strives to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. It sees itself as a family-friendly university and promotes the compatibility of science/profession and family. The university has the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

Applications with the usual documents are invited by 31.01.2021 in electronic form to the application link provided below

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar,
Käte-Hamburger-Weg 3, 37073 Göttingen, Germany

For further questions, please contact Matthias Kracht at the contact information provided below.
We point out that the submission of the application constitutes consent under data protection law for us to process your applicant data. For more details on the legal basis and data use, please consult: Information Sheet on the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO)

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Matthias Kracht
        +49 551 39 5482

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