LINGUIST List 31.516

Tue Feb 04 2020

Jobs: General Linguistics: Doctoral Student, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft - ZAS

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Date: 02-Feb-2020
From: Manfred Krifka <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Doctoral Student, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft - ZAS, Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft - ZAS
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Associate / Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Job Rank: Doctoral Student; Other

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin invites applications for doctoral students for 4 years, starting July 2020, pay level 50% TVöD 13. ZAS is not a degree-giving institution; the successful applicant will have to be in the doctoral program of a university. One of the supervisors should hold a position at ZAS. The research topic of the dissertation should fit into one or more of the current research themes at ZAS:

Domains across Linguistic Modules,
Language Contact,
Language Documentation and Archiving,
Meaning and Cognition,
Multimodality, Movement, Language Production and Perception,
Social Meaning,
Speaker’s Choice and Language Use,
Speech Acts and Perspective.

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 expressing the nature and details of the interest in the position and how it fits to the research themes, as well as possible supervisors, including one at ZAS;
(b) an academic CV including publications,
(c) scans of the documents indicating academic degrees required for being admitted to a doctoral program (like bachelor and masters degree),
(d) a description of an idea for a dissertation project of maximally three pages,
(e) a letter of support, ideally by a potential supervisor.

This pdf file should be sent to the application email below with “ZAS Doctoral Position” in the subject line, by March 15, 2020.

ZAS is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Manfred Krifka

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