LINGUIST List 32.579

Tue Feb 16 2021

Jobs: Semantics: Post Doc, University of Konstanz

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 16-Feb-2021
From: Maribel Romero <>
Subject: Semantics: Post Doc, University of Konstanz, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Konstanz
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in AHRC-DFG project

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Experimental Methodology; Fieldwork


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz, Germany, invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Position (salary scale 13 TVL/100%).

Applicants are invited for a three-year 100% postdoctoral position in the project “A cross-linguistic investigation of meaning-driven combinatorial restrictions in clausal embedding”, jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The position is available as of July 1st, 2021. A later starting date is negotiable.

The project investigates the combinatorial and semantic properties of clause-embedding predicates in 14 different languages, collecting novel data, developing cross-linguistically valid hypotheses and quantitatively evaluating these hypotheses based on psycho-linguistic experiments. It will run concurrently in Konstanz (co-Principal Investigator Prof. Maribel Romero + 1 Postdoctoral Researcher), in Edinburgh (co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Wataru Uegaki + 1 Postdoctoral Researcher), and Amsterdam (Co-Investigator Dr. Floris Roelofsen). See for details of the project.

The tasks of the selected candidate include:
- Carrying out semantic fieldwork,
- Designing and conducting experimental studies and
- Theoretically modelling semantic phenomena.

The selected candidate is expected to be able to work independently and as a part of a large international team.

The two postdoctoral positions in the project are being advertised simultaneously. For the position at the University of Konstanz, keep reading this ad. For the position at the University of Edinburgh, see Candidates can apply to either position if they only want to be considered for that position, or to both if they want to be considered for both. In the latter case, you can submit the same application materials to both.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in linguistics with a specialization in formal semantics and related areas. The ideal candidate will have experience in semantic fieldwork and/or in experimental methodology.

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 884016).

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution by the Hertie Foundation and is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.

The University of Konstanz offers a “Dual Career Couples Programme“. Information is available at:

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2021, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following to the application link provided below:
- A full CV,
- A 1-page cover letter explaining their motivation for applying for this position,
- Contact details for three potential referees and
- Two sample publications, such as a journal article, a dissertation chapter or a proceedings paper

Please note that after clicking on the application link, you will be taken to the official ad from the Univ. Konstanz. Click on the button "Online-Bewerbung". You will be taken to the application portal, which appears in German but can be changed to English and other languages (flag symbol at the bottom right).

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Maribel Romero

Page Updated: 17-Feb-2021