[HPSG-L] PhD positions in Frankfurt

Manfred Sailer Sailer at em.uni-frankfurt.de
Sun Feb 23 14:11:39 EST 2020

Dear colleagues,

There are openings for the Frankfurt Graduate School "Nominal  
Modification." If you have any questions, don't hesitate to write to  
the contact persons below, or to me (sailer at em.uni-frankfurt.de).



Institution/Organization: Goethe University Frankfurt
Department: Modern Languages
Web Address: https://nominal-modification.de

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax
Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Language Acquisition,  
Psycholinguistics, Typology


Doctoral Researcher
(E13 TV-GU, 65%-part-time)
funded for 3 years. The salary grade based on the job characteristics of the
collective agreement applicable to Goethe-University (TV-G-U).
These positions are part of the Research Training School (RTG) ''Nominal
Modification'', funded by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The starting date is October 1, 2020. Each
position will be funded for 3 years including social benefits.

Expectations and tasks:

The students are expected to write a dissertation based on independent
research and to actively participate in the courses, workshops, and events
offered by the RTG. They will be encouraged and financially supported to
participate in international conferences and summer schools, and to conduct
empirical research or field work. The students will also be supported in short
term stays at an international university. Internationally renowned scholars
will be invited for talks and seminars relevant to the research topics of the
graduate students.

Detailed information about the aims of the research program, a list of
potential dissertation topics, and a list of the faculty involved in the
program can be found at https://nominal-modification.de

The dissertation should address the overarching topic of nominal modification;
the focus can be on any of the linguistic sub-disciplines represented by the
participating researchers at Goethe University.

The Research Training Group cooperates closely with the Grade Center
''Language“ of the Goethe Graduate Academy of Goethe-University (GRADE), which
allows students to profit from their well-structured doctoral program, which
offers a variety of further events and workshops regarding support and
networking https://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/54287285/Home

Application Requirements:

Applicants should hold an M.A. in linguistics, or equivalent, with the degree
completed by October 1, 2020.

Please add the following documents to your application:

- proposal (1-3 pages) in English describing the research topic the candidate
plans to work on in his/her doctoral thesis and the candidate’s research
interests. The research topic has to be related to nominal modification.
- representative sample of research work (e.g., the M.A. thesis or an advanced
seminar paper);
- two names of referees who may be contacted by the search committee by mail;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV);
- transcripts of BA and MA courses (English or German version)
- BA degree
- MA degree (if not already available by the date of application to be handed
in the latest by October 1, 2020).

All required documents for the application should be emailed as a pdf file
(preferably as one pdf document) to the spokesperson of the graduate school
Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke (Esther.Rinke at em.uni-frankfurt.de). Please add as the
subject line: nominal modification. Application deadline is March 31 2020.
Further inquiries should be directed to the coordinator of the graduate school
Dr. Derya Nuhbalaoglu (Nuhbalaoglu at em.uni-frankfurt.de).

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2020

Mailing Address for Applications:
         Attn: Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke
         Goethe Universität
         Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
         Frankfurt am Main Hessen 60629

Web Address for Applications: https://nominal-modification.de

Contact Information:
         Dr. Derya Nuhbalaoglu
         Nuhbalaoglu at em.uni-frankfurt.de

         Prof. Dr. Esther Rinke
         Esther.Rinke at em.uni-frankfurt.de
Manfred Sailer
Institut für England- und Amerikastudien
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60629 Frankfurt a.M.
sailer at em.uni-frankfurt.de

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