LINGUIST List 32.194

Wed Jan 13 2021

Support: German; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics: PhD, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 13-Jan-2021
From: Brigitte Ganswindt <>
Subject: German; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics: PhD, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
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Institution/Organization: Philipps-Universität Marburg
Department: Forschungszentrum Deutscher Sprachatlas
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics
Language Geography; Geography; Data Science
Required Language(s): German (deu)


At the Department German Studies and Arts and the Forschungszentrum Deutscher Sprachatlas a Research Assistant PhD Position in linguistics (65 % of a fulltime position) is available.

It is to be filled from April 1, 2021 for 3 years, if no qualification periods are to be taken into account. An extension may be granted after positive evaluation. Classification is in pay grade 13 of the Hesse collective agreement.

The position is in the project „Alemannisch variativ“, which aims at an analysis of variation and change of local dialects in Baden-Württemberg during the first half of the 20th century.

You will work on the preparation and analysis of written dialect data from southern Germany. Responsibilities include scientific research services, in particular the phonological and morpho-logical alignment of the data and its analysis with dialectometric techniques.

Within the scope of the assigned tasks, the opportunity for independent scientific work is of-fered, which serves the own scientific qualification. The time limit is based on Section 2 Para-graph 1 Clause 1 Wiss-ZeitVG.

The ideal candidate (m/f/d) will have completed a very well scientific university degree (di-ploma, master's or comparable) in either linguistics (language geography), geography (GIS, e.g., spatial point pattern analysis) or data science (informatics). Good German language skills are expected. Familiarity with the R statistical language and basic statistical methods are an asset. The willingness to gain one's own academic qualification (e.g. a doctoral project on the field of linguistic geography) is expected.

For questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Alfred Lameli at the contact information below.

Philipps-Universität Marburg supports young scientists in their career development, e.g. through positions offered by the Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office and places for higher education pedagogy and personnel development.

We promote opportunities for women, expressly requesting applications from women. In areas where women are underrepresented, we will favor female applicants if their application carries equal merit compared to the applications of their male peers. Our university furthermore aims to be family-friendly, which means we welcome applicants with children. Reduced working hours are possible in principle. Applicants with disabilities within the context of the German Social Security Code IX (SGB) (§ 2 (2), (3)) will be favored if their application carries equal merit com-pared to applications from candidates without disabilities. Application and processing costs will not be refunded.

Please send your application mentioning the registration number fb09-0002-wmz-2021 as a single PDF to the application email provided below, deadline 29th January 2021

Email Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Alfred Lameli

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