[Lingtyp] Call for PhD in phylolinguistics & interdisciplinary linguistics, MPI Jena

martine martine_robbeets at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 23 12:18:03 UTC 2015

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) is offering two full-time positions a doctoral researcher: one in the field of phylolinguistics and one in the field of interdisciplinary linguistics. The position is tied to the eurasia3angle research group. Funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant, this interdisciplinary group will work on “Millet and beans, language and genes. The origin and dispersal of the Transeurasian family.” The position is for up to 4 years, beginning September 1st, 2016. 

Applicants should have completed an MA with excellent study results in linguistics or in one of the Transeurasian languages before September 1st 2016. They should be familiar with historical comparative linguistics. Ideally, they have linguistic knowledge of one or more Transeurasian languages and they have an intermediate command of Russian.
 If interested, please submit the following application documents to the group’s principal investigator, Martine Robbeets (robbeets at shh.mpg.de) by January 1st, 2016.(i) a letter of motivation detailing how you meet the qualifications (max. 500 words)
(ii) a brief research proposal specifying how you could contribute to this project (max. 1000 words, excluding references) 
(iii) a copy of your MA dissertation if already available
(iv) a curriculum vitae indicating educational background, previous research experience and publication history.
(v) contact information for three references 

For supplementary information and complete calls, please visit our project website. http://www.shh.mpg.de/102128/eurasia3angle_group
Martine Robbeets
Max-Planck-Institut für MenschheitsgeschichteDepartment of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
Kahlaische Strasse 10, room 022
07745 Jena
Germanyrobbeets at shh.mpg.dehttp://www.shh.mpg.de/100886/eurasia3angle_group?seite=1
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