LINGUIST List 31.3892

Wed Dec 16 2020

Jobs: Syntax: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 16-Dec-2020
From: Rob Truswell <>
Subject: Syntax: Post Doc, University of Edinburgh, UK
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Syntax


The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in Syntax on a full time, fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months. The salary will be at grade UOE7 (£33, 797- £40, 322).

We are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in comparative syntax to contribute to an AHRC/DFG-funded project on locality, the argument/adjunct distinction, and the A/A’-distinction, to join the project “Locality and the Argument-Adjunct Distinction: Structure-building vs. Structure-enrichment”, jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

This collaborative project will run concurrently in Edinburgh (UK Principal Investigator: Dr. Rob Truswell), Berlin (German Principal Investigator Dr. Thomas McFadden + 1 Postdoctoral Researcher), and Göttingen (German Co-Investigator Prof. Hedde Zeijlstra + Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Sandhya Sundaresan).

The ideal candidate will be adept at working both independently and as part of a large international team, and will also have expertise in collecting and analysing comparative syntactic judgement data and in theory construction in syntax and related areas.

Application Deadline: 13-Jan-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Rob Truswell

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