LINGUIST List 32.259

Tue Jan 19 2021

Jobs: Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Ghent University

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Date: 19-Jan-2021
From: Peter Lauwers <>
Subject: Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Post Doc, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
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University or Organization: Ghent University
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Ghent, Belgium
Web Address:
Job Title: Full Post Doc position, Project Language Productivity at Work

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics


In the framework of an interdisciplinary project on productivity in grammar (constructions), we are currently hiring one full-time postdoc bursary (International Mobility) for one year.

Degree requirements:
PhD in (corpus) Linguistics

The candidates are expected to have a solid background in quantitative corpus linguistics, and more specifically in distributional (vector space) semantics. Excellent skills in R (and preferably also in Python) are required.

We are looking for independent researchers with management / coordination skills, who are able to share their knowledge with PhD students within a large interdisciplinary consortium.

Candidates should have an excellent knowledge of English.

Ghent University offers a one-year full-time contract starting on 1 March 2021. Successful candidates will be employed as research staff member under the regime of international mobility (with regular health insurance, etc.). Information for incoming international staff can be found at

Contact one of the project supervisors for more information. More information about the project and its supervisors can be found at

Peter Lauwers (PI), Jóhanna Barðdal, Timothy Colleman, Renata Enghels, Rob Hartsuiker, Miriam Taverniers.
Co-supervisors: Ludovic De Cuypere, Alice Foucart, Anne-Sophie Ghyselen.

The deadline for applications is 7 February 2021.

Applications should be submitted to the application email provided below and should consist of:
- A detailed CV, including degree grades and title of Master Thesis and PhD Thesis, and
- A letter of motivation in English, which should also mention specific skills in quantitative corpus linguistics

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed shortly after the 14th of February.

Application Deadline: 07-Feb-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Peter Lauwers

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