LINGUIST List 32.1240

Thu Apr 08 2021

Jobs: German; Historical Linguistics; Syntax: Post Doc, Universität Potsdam

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-Apr-2021
From: Ulrike Demske <>
Subject: German; Historical Linguistics; Syntax: Post Doc, Universität Potsdam, Germany
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University or Organization: Universität Potsdam
Department: German
Job Location: Potsdam, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Required Language(s): German (deu)


The German Department at the University of Potsdam invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position (40h/week). The salary is based on the German pay scale TV-L E13. The position is funded by the German Research Foundation as part of the project 'Word Order and Discourse Structure in the Early Modern Period', led by Ulrike Demske. We are looking for a highly motivated person with a strong background in the historical syntax of a Germanic language. The candidate is expected to conduct internationally visible research within the research agenda of the project.

Deadline for application: May 15, 2021
Intended starting date: July 1st, 2021

Expected Qualifications:
- An excellent PhD in linguistics (degree in hand at the latest when the position starts)
- Expertise in the morpho-syntax of a Germanic language (as documented by peer-reviewed publications in international journals)
- Background in discourse and information structure
- Expertise in corpus linguistics and statistical evaluation of corpus data
- Proficiency in German and English

The University of Potsdam hosts leading groups in the field of linguistics and cognitive sciences. Linguistics is part of the University’s research focus on cognitive science and contributes to the Collaborative Research Centre 1287 on the 'Limits of Variability in Language' ( The Berlin/Potsdam area represents a vibrant international research community in the domain of linguistics.

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF to the application email below and include:
- A CV (with a list of publications/talks, the names of two referees)
- Copy of the PhD degree (or a draft/outline of the thesis)
- 2 writing samples.

Applications sent until May 15, 2021 receive full consideration; applications sent later can be considered until the position is filled.

Application Deadline: 15-May-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Demske

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