PhD student/post-doc position

Brigitte Pakendorf pakendorf at EVA.MPG.DE
Mon Jul 31 10:23:04 UTC 2006

Apologies for multiple postings.

***PhD or post-doctoral position in Contact Linguistics***

One PhD or post-doctoral position is available in the interdisciplinary
junior research group of Dr. Brigitte Pakendorf on ‘Comparative Population
Linguistics’ at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in
Leipzig, Germany. The successful applicant will be expected to work on
language contact in Siberia (Dolgan or Even). Individuals applying for a PhD
position need to have a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field;
individuals wanting to apply for a post-doctoral position are required to
have a PhD. Some experience in linguistic fieldwork and with languages of
Siberia is desirable but not necessary. An interest in interdisciplinary
research is important, and a knowledge of Russian is imperative. The junior
research group will be tied in with the Department of Linguistics at the MPI
for Evolutionary Anthropology, which has a strong focus on
functional-typological research as well as on fieldwork-based language
description; see

The junior research group on ‘Comparative Population Linguistics’ will be an
interdisciplinary group consisting of molecular anthropologists, linguists,
and social anthropologists devoted to the study of prehistoric population
and language contact. Additional information can be found at our webpage:

Interested individuals should send a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, a sample of their writing, and the names and FAX numbers or e-mail
addresses of two referees to Brigitte Pakendorf (Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany;
e-mail: pakendorf at Due to an extended absence in the field,
applications will be reviewed from the end of September; shortlisted
candidates will be invited to interview in October. The position will be
available from January 1st, 2007.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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