LINGUIST List 32.1813

Mon May 24 2021

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Universität Stuttgart

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Date: 24-May-2021
From: Judith Tonhauser <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
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University or Organization: Universität Stuttgart
Department: Institute of Linguistics: English
Job Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral researcher

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics


Prof. Dr. Judith Tonhauser from the Department of English Linguistics at the University of Stuttgart invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral researcher position starting on October 1, 2021 (or soon thereafter). The position is remunerated according to the TV-L pay scale, specifically at 100% of E13:

Research in Judith Tonhauser's group focuses on natural language meaning, especially projective content, questions, discourse and information structure, and social meaning. There is a strong emphasis on empirical research, with data being collected in fieldwork, through experiments, and from corpora. The group has strong ties to other groups in the Institute of Linguistics ( and to groups in the Institute for Natural Language Processing (

In addition to conducting research in their area of expertise, the postdoctoral researcher is expected to collaborate in research on projective content with Judith Tonhauser (for information, see, e.g., or

Different collaborations are imaginable, depending on the researcher's expertise and interests, including, but not limited to:
- Fieldwork-based investigations of projective content in a language of interest
- Large-scale investigations of projective content in naturally occurring data
- The development of probabilistic models of projective content
- Investigations into the processing of projective content
- Investigations of the influence of social information on projective content

The teaching load is two courses per semester. Courses in the department are taught in English.

Students from international backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of German is not required. Support for conference travel and research expenses is available.

Application requirements:
- Ph.D. in linguistics or a related field (degree in hand by October 1, 2021 or soon thereafter)

Applications should include the following:
- Cover letter, with the names of 2-3 individuals willing to write a letter of recommendation
- CV (with teaching experience)
- Research statement (2-3 pages)
- Electronic copies of up to 3 representative publications or thesis chapters
- Copies of degree certificates

Please send your application by June 19, 2021 as a single PDF to the application email provided below with the subject "Application to postdoctoral position".

The University of Stuttgart aims at increasing the number of women in academia. Therefore, women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications of severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given priority.

Information according to article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for job application processes at University of Stuttgart can be found here: and

Application Deadline: 19-Jun-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Judith Tonhauser

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