Funded PhD position (Hindi, corpus research)
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The group in Empirical Methods in Syntax at the Linguistics Department
of the University of Potsdam, Germany, is seeking one doctoral-student
researcher to work on a corpus-research project involving information
structure in Hindi.
The starting date is sometime between January and March 2008.
Prerequisites are (i) a good background in any branch of cognitive
science (e.g., linguistics, psychology, computer science), with a
focus on corpus-based research of language, (ii) native knowledge of
Hindi (this includes native fluency in reading the Devanagari script),
and (iii) programming skills. Fluency in English will be an advantage.
Knowledge of German is not required but the successful candidate will be
expected to acquire a working knowledge of German over time.
The successful candidate will work in project C6 'Empirical and corpus
investigations of information structure in Hindi' within the
Sonderforschungsbereich 632 (Collaborative Research Centre
'Information structure', http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/ ), funded by
German Research Foundation (www.dfg.de). For further information on
the SFB, visit the website above.
The position is temporary, with a contract extending over three years,
with the possibility of up to an additional year depending on various
factors. The salary and social benefits are determined by the German
pay scale for state employees (Entgeltgruppe: 13 TV-Laender,
Tarifgebiet Ost; formerly BAT-O IIa) and amounts to approximately EUR
1500 per month, working half-time. The exact salary amount varies
depending on the highest academic degree attained by the applicant,
marital status, age, and so on. The candidate will be expected to
enroll in the PhD program at the Institute for Linguistics at the
University of Potsdam.
The Empirical Methods group offers a very interactive academic
environment, with intensive student-faculty interaction and a
relatively large group of highly motivated researchers engaged in
psycholinguistic (experimental) research and computational cognitive
modeling. There are strong research ties with other areas within
Linguistics, such as Clinical Linguistics, Computational Linguistics,
Phonology, and Syntax, and with the Department of Psychology at the
University of Potsdam. In addition, close research collaborations are
maintained with the Department of Psychology, Michigan, and
Computational Linguistics, Michigan State University, in the USA.
The University of Potsdam is located in the exquisite city of Potsdam,
which is approximately 30 km from, and easily reachable by car and
express train, the vibrant capital of Germany, Berlin.
The University of Potsdam is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates are invited to send, via email, their
application materials (a CV, [links to] sample publications, a
brief statement of research interests and the names of two or three
referees). Applications received by Dec 31, 2007 will receive fullest
consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Application materials should be sent to: rukshin at gmail.com
Institute for Linguistics,
University of Potsdam
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