LINGUIST List 32.1575
Thu May 06 2021
Support: Phonetics: PhD, University of Neuchâtel
Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <beccalinguistlist.org>
Steven Moran <steven.moran
Phonetics: PhD, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland E-mail this message to a friend
Department: Institute of Biology
Web Address: https://www.unine.ch/biologie/en/home.html
Institution/Organization: University of Neuchâtel
Specialty Areas: Phonetics
Evolutionary Primatology; Bio-acoustics
PhD position in evolutionary primatology
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious PhD student to join the Swiss National Science Foundation project "EVOPHON: Evolution of Phonetics and Phonology" (Principle Investigator: Dr. Steven Moran). The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers working on the evolutionary origins of language.
We aim to shortlist applicants with an MSc or MA degree, a relevant training background (evolutionary biology, primatology, phonetics, linguistics, or similar), strong interest in animal communication and language, and (advanced) data analysis and scientific writing skills. Previous experience with (bio-) acoustic analysis is a strong plus.
The candidate will focus on analyzing and comparing nonhuman great ape calls. They will also have the opportunity to advance their computational and analytical skills during the project and become involved in teaching.
The PhD will be co-supervised by Dr. Steven Moran (University of Neuchâtel) and Dr. Adriano Lameira (University of Warwick). The position is based at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, with the possibility of establishing a co-tutelle with the University of Warwick. The position is fully funded for a maximum of 4 years.
Please email your application as a single merged pdf file (LastnameFirst-name.pdf) to steven.moran
unine.ch, consisting of:
- A motivation letter (1 page)
- CV (1 page)
- Writing sample (3 pages max or published work)
- And contact details of two referees
Please use the subject line “EVOPHON: PhD”. Inquiries can be sent to the same email address.
Application deadline May 28, 2021. Start date negotiable. Latest start date, October 1, 2021.
PDF of call can be viewed at the application link below.
Web Address for Applications: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FSttWlQOlgNJl9G2mfa0QVnHLG5qJwBC/view?usp=sharing
Dr. Steven Moran
Page Updated: 06-May-2021