LINGUIST List 32.443

Fri Feb 05 2021

Support: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: PhD, Universität Konstanz

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 04-Feb-2021
From: Amber Griffioen <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: PhD, Universität Konstanz, Germany
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Department: Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality"
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Universität Konstanz

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition


Doctoral Positions at the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality” (f/m/d) (part-time 65%, pay scale TV-L E13, 1+3 years, starting date: October 2021)

The Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation, Policies” (see includes researchers from political science, sociology, economics, linguistics, psychology, law and education studies. The Cluster’s researchers investigate inequality in areas such as education, income and wealth, and participation rights. They study how people perceive these inequalities, how they lead to collective mobilization, and how political actors respond to them.

The Cluster offers doctoral positions to highly motivated graduates with an outstanding Master’s degree or equivalent, obtained in a field which is relevant to the Cluster’s research agenda. PhD candidates will pursue their doctoral research projects independently or as part of a project team in one of the Cluster’s many and diverse research projects (see Accepted applicants are initially funded for one year. After the successful defence of their research proposal, funding is extended for a further three years. Accepted applicants will be enrolled in the newly established Graduate School of the Social and Behavioural Sciences according to their main discipline and will specialise in “Inequality”.

All applications should be submitted via the GSBS website. The deadline for application is 15 April 2021. Candidates interested in applying for the advertised positions should indicate their main discipline and their interest in the Inequality Specialisation in both the statement of purpose and on the electronic application form.

Full information on the necessary application documents and requirements, a list of frequently asked questions, as well as the online application portal, can be found at the application link provided below.

Questions regarding the application process not covered by the FAQ can be directed to the GSBS office ( Specific questions concerning the Cluster or the Inequality Specialisation may be directed to Dr Amber Griffioen at the contact information provided below.

Pre-selected applicants for the advertised positions may be asked to submit a 3-4 page research proposal and invited to an interview in the first half of May.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that promotes equal opportunity, diversity, and a healthy balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women and gender minorities working in the fields advertised. For more, see: Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply and will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact: +49 7531 88-4016).

Applications Deadline: 15-Apr-2021

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Amber Griffioen

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr. Amber Griffioen
        Dept: Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality"

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