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From October 2023, as part of the research project âProductive Signs: A computer-assisted analysis of evolutionary, typological, and cognitive dimensions of word familiesâ, funded by the European Research Council in the form of a Consolidator Grant, the Chair of Multilingual Computational Linguistics led by Professor Johann-Mattis List is seeking a
to be employed on a three-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of renewal by an additional year following a positive evaluation. To be considered for this position, applicants must have a university masterâs degree in general linguistics, comparative linguistics or computational linguistics. Remuneration is in accordance with pay grade TV-L 13 of the German public-sector collective agreement (pro rata at 65%). The doctoral candidate will be given the opportunity to write a doctoral thesis while employed by the chair.
Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct research in linguistic typology while placing a focus on the computer-assisted analysis of word families based on cross-linguistic datasets such as CLICS (https://clics.clld.org) or Lexibank ( https://github.com/lexibank/lexibank-analysed ).
Compile datasets for the investigation of typological aspects of word families; extend existing datasets that were collected for the Lexibank repository.
Develop new methods for the investigation of typological aspects of word-family structures and cross-linguistic colexifications, as well as for their visualisation and analysis.
Participate in the organisation of the research project (i.e. organising conferences, workshops, working-group meetings and providing guidance to student assistants).
A university masterâs degree in general linguistics, comparative linguistics or computational linguistics.
Readiness to carry out research according to the theme of the project (individual ideas and initiative are welcome).
Very good knowledge of linguistic typology, specifically in the area of lexicon development. Good knowledge of historical linguistics and linguistic typology would be an advantage.
You are a resilient and reliable team-player.
Excellent spoken and written English language skills (German language skills would be an advantage but are not a requirement).
The University of Passau wishes to increase the proportion of its female staff and expressly encourages women to apply for the position. This position is suitable for candidates with disabilities. Those who are registered disabled are given preference over non-disabled applicants who do not otherwise have statutory preferential status if their overall personal aptitudes, skills and qualifications are equal.
The application deadline is 20 May 2023 . To apply, please send your application (motivation letter relating to the job profile, curriculum vitae, certifications, doctoral thesis and two published articles or research papers), attached as a single PDF file , by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please write âApplication for the ProduSemy Doctoral Position (Typology)â in the subject line of the e-mail. For specific questions on the position, please send an e-mail to email@example.com , writing âQuestion on the ProduSemy Doctoral Position (Typology)â in the subject line. E-mailed applications are kept on file for up to six months after the conclusion of the appointment procedure, whereupon they are deleted from our systems.
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