LINGUIST List 31.460

Fri Jan 31 2020

Jobs: Historical Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Typology: Post Doc, University of Zurich

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Date: 28-Jan-2020
From: Dagmar Jung <>
Subject: Historical Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Typology: Post Doc, 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: Postdoctoral/predoctoral researchers in typological/comparative/historical ling

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Typology


The Distributional Linguistics Lab at the Department of Comparative Language Science of the University of Zurich ( invites applications for 3-4 four-year postdoctoral or predoctoral positions in various projects on evolutionary patterns in syntax (clause linkage, hierarchy, case assignment) and phonology (rule/constraint domains), focusing on both universal and areal aspects and collaborating with neuroscientists, psychologists, biologists, and geographers.

Applicants combine training in typological/comparative/historical linguistics or in neuro/psycholinguistics with a vivid interest to learn techniques from the other field. Familiarity with statistical methods are an important asset, but we also offer training and support on the job.

Postdocs (80% FTE) are expected to take the lead on publications and move projects ahead in close collaboration with the lab director. Postdoc position includes teaching obligations of up to 1 course per semester (BA and MA levels).

Predocs are expected to finish a (cumulative) dissertation within 4 fully-funded years (60% FTE) and enroll in the Graduate School of the UZH Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (

The lab 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 letter of motivation, a CV (with course listings), one or two writing samples, and the names of three references.
Applications should be sent to the application email listed below. Review of applications starts February 15, and applications are accepted until the position is filled.
Questions can be addressed to

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

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

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