LINGUIST List 32.2800

Thu Sep 02 2021

Support: English; German; Cognitive Science; Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD, Philipps-Universität Marburg

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Date: 02-Sep-2021
From: Mathias Scharinger <>
Subject: English; German; Cognitive Science; Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
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Department: Institute for German Linguistics
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Philipps-Universität Marburg

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)


The Department of German Studies and Arts, Institute for German Linguistics, is currently accepting applications for eleven Research Assistants (Doctoral Researchers) The positions are offered for a period of three years, if no former times of qualification are to be considered. The starting date is 01.03.2022.

All positions are part-time (65% of regular working hours) with salary and benefits comgmensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 65%). All positions are available within the Research Training Group “Dynamics and stability of linguistic representations“ (RTG 2700) that will commence on 01.03.2022. The RTG is a structured program for Ph.D.-students and young researchers. The scientific goal of the group is to study the mental bases of linguistic units, their usage, acquisition, development and change. To this end, several methodological perspectives are taken, e.g. from Psycho- or Neurolinguistics, Dialectology, Clinical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics and Pragmatics. We are looking for motivated and excellent students who are ready and willing to integrate their research proposals into one of eleven projects offered by the RTG. More detailed information about these projects can be found on the RTG’s website (

Your tasks include scientific services in research , especially the realization of a Ph.D. project within the time of the position as well as participation in preparing and actively attending all events of the RTG. The positions are limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.

Successful applicants have to hold a scientific University degree (Diploma, Master, or comparable) in Linguistics, Phonetics, Psychology or closely related disciplines with a discernible linguistic component. It is required that applicants have good language skills (written and spoken) in German and English (comparable to level “B2” of the European reference frame). Further language skills are advantageous. It is desired that applicants have expertise with empirical linguistic data, show an independent and thorough scientific way of working, confidence in preparing scientific texts and presentations, and have good knowledge of statistics. We expect social competence, willingness for cooperation, high motivation and high levels of resilience. Disposition to own scientific qualification is expected.

We would like to ask for applications documents within a single PDF-file. Documents have to include a motivation letter, CV, transcript of records and a short project proposal (approx. three pages) that outlines a dissertation project suitable for one of the eleven RTG projects (your desired project). Please additionally indicate an alternative project that could accommodate your proposal. For orientation, please refer to the topic proposals on the website.

Contact Information:
        Mathias Scharinger

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