LINGUIST List 32.2479

Mon Jul 26 2021

Jobs: Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism: Post Doc, University of Cologne

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Date: 25-Jul-2021
From: Jacopo Torregrossa <>
Subject: Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism: Post Doc, University of Cologne
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University or Organization: University of Cologne
Department: CRC 1252 "Prominence in Language"
Job Location: Cologne, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Researcher

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Bilingualism



The project C03 “Reference management in bilingual narratives” of the Collaborative Research Center “Prominence in Language” at the University of Cologne is seeking a postdoctoral researcher (please visit the following website for more information:

The position is available from the 01.10.2021 on a full-time basis. It is limited to the 31.12.2024. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

The aim of the project is to understand how school-age bilingual children process and understand written discourse in their two languages. In particular, we will focus on their eye-movement behavior while they process anaphora and discourse relations. The research of the two Principal Investigators of the project, Prof. Christiane Bongartz and Prof. Jacopo Torregrossa, mainly focuses on German-Italian and English-German bilinguals. However, the language combinations to be investigated will be decided based on the post-doctoral researcher’s language expertise.

Your profile:

- PhD in psycho-/neurolinguistics, language acquisition or cognitive science
- Experience in designing and conducting eye-tracking experiments
- Excellent programming skills
- Great ability to work in a team and open-mindedness towards new research topics
- Research experience at the international level
- Academic proficiency in English

Your tasks:

- Designing, conducting and evaluating eye-tracking experiments and collaborating to the design of off-line tasks (e.g., metalinguistic awareness tasks)
- Contributing to data collection in bilingual schools
- Supporting the principal investigators and the doctoral candidate in the coordination of the project
- Presenting the results of the work in international conferences and publications
- Establishing collaborations with other projects within the Collaborative Research Center.

We offer you:

- A diverse and fair working environment
- Support in reconciling work and family life
- Extensive advanced training opportunities
- Occupational health management offers
- Local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

Applications including a CV and a list of publications (in one pdf-file) should be sent to Prof. Dr. Christiane Bongartz ( with the reference number Wiss2107-08.

Application Deadline: 05-Sep-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Jacopo Torregrossa

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