LINGUIST List 31.459

Fri Jan 31 2020

Jobs: Historical Linguistics; Typology: Researcher, University of Zurich

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 28-Jan-2020
From: Dagmar Jung <>
Subject: Historical Linguistics; Typology: Researcher, University of Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: University of Zurich
Department: Department of Comparative Language Science
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior researcher in typological/comparative/historical linguistics

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Typology


The Distributional Linguistics Lab at the Department of Comparative Language Science of the University of Zurich ( invites applications for a (non-tenured) senior researcher position (100%) in typological/comparative/historical linguistics.

The successful candidate develops a research profile that relates to the general theme of the lab and complements ongoing projects. Senior researchers are expected to acquire external funding to start their own independent group for the duration of their contract (up to 6 years). The position includes teaching obligations (1 course per semester, BA or MA level), directing theses, and advising junior staff. Applicants must have at least 3 years of research experience after obtaining their PhD and a track record of excellent publications.

The department places great emphasis on teamwork and on multidisciplinary perspectives. Excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential. We also strongly aim at gender diversity, and we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications should include a research and teaching statement, a CV with publication list, and the names of three references.

Review of applications starts February 15 and applications are accepted until the position is filled. Send your applications to the listed application email below. Questions can be addressed to the lab director

Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2020 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel

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