LINGUIST List 32.157

Mon Jan 11 2021

Jobs: German; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, University of Konstanz

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Date: 05-Jan-2021
From: Christiane Ulbrich <>
Subject: German; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, University of Konstanz, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Konstanz
Department: Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Konstanz, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: 2 PhD Positions in Phonology (f/m/d)

Job Rank: Other; PhD Student

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): German (deu)


For a 3-year research project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) on Cross-linguistic influence in phonology: the case of heritage Icelandic we are looking for 2 PhD students (for project description, We study selected phonological phenomena (preaspiration, word stress) in several groups of heritage language speakers and L2 speakers of Icelandic to throw light on the questions whether phenomena at different phonological levels are affected in the same way by dynamic cross-linguistic influences and whether these effects are the same for different types of learners.

The University of Konstanz is one of the eleven Excellence Universities in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy. The position will be affiliated with the Linguistics department:

Your Responsibilities:
- Conducting a PhD research project on Heritage Icelandic
- Writing research publications independently and in collaboration with the principal investigators
- Practical research in the phonetics and phonology of Standard Icelandic, Heritage Icelandic and English
- Support of the principal investigators in organizational matters

Your Competencies:
- An excellent MA or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g., Linguistics, Phonetics/Phonology, Speech and Language Technology, Speech Signal Processing, Speech Sciences, Psycholinguistics etc.)
- Strong written and oral English language skills
- Programming skills in MATLAB/R/ Python, experience in experimental designs and statistical methods
Experience in the (cross-linguistic) study of spoken language
- Motivation and ability for independent and structured working and problem-solving
- Interpersonal and communication skills and motivation to constructively engage in teamwork

We Offer:
- An open, motivated research team and interdisciplinary research environment
- Opportunities for further collaboration with local research groups
- International collaborations
- Many possibilities to expand and develop your CV

Inquiries can be directed to PD Dr Christiane Ulbrich at the contact information below.

We look forward to receiving your application by January 30, 2021 via our Online Application Portal found at the application link provided below.

The required application documents include
- Motivation letter (maximum 2 pages)
- CV including 2 names of referees (maximum 5 pages)
- Official transcripts of BA and MA certificates

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised ( Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).

Shortlisted candidates will be notified in mid-February with interviews taking place on February 22, 2021.

Application Deadline: 30-Jan-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
PD Dr Christiane Ulbrich

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