Job announcement

Tom Güldemann tom.gueldemann at STAFF.HU-BERLIN.DE
Thu Jul 22 15:32:51 UTC 2010

Apologies for multiple postings.

Humboldt University of Berlin

Institute of Asian and African Studies (IAAW)

We are looking for one researcher (half-time position) to participate in 
the inter-disciplinary 'Collaborative Research Project (CRP)' "The 
Kalahari Basin area: a 'Sprachbund' on the verge of extinction" which is 
part of the the ESF-Program "EuroBABEL". (see 
for a short project description)

The position involves the following logistic and scientific work:

(1) Development and management of a linguistic data base with possible 
linking to non-linguistic data

(2) Collaboration in setting up and administrating web page, data 
archive and communication portal of the CRP; coordination and 
preparation of inter-CRP activities

(3) Contribution to publication projects

The designing and implementation of comparative data analyses are 
welcome and a related Ph.D. project is possible.

Candidates should:

(1) have at least a master's degree in linguistics

(2) possess IT-knowledge regarding data bases, web pages etc. or display 
willingness and capability of acquiring such knowledge in a short time span

(3) be prepared for and be interested in interdisciplinary collaboration

(4) have an interest in evolutionary anthropology and population history

The successful candidate will partake in the fascinating and challenging 
EuroBABEL network "Better Analyses Based on Endangered Languages 
(EuroBABEL)" (see

While the candidate will be employed by the Humboldt University Berlin 
*(*Institute for Asien and African Studies) the work place might be the 
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig (see

The position will commence on October 1, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Remuneration will be according to 50% of BAT-O IIa (on the German salary 
scale as applied at the HU Berlin).

Please send your application in pdf format via e-mail to Prof. Tom 
Güldemann at the email below, including a C.V. and, if relevant, a 
publication list and a representative sample of your linguistic work. A 
reference letter by a senior scholar is welcome.

Application Deadline: 30/8/2010, later applications may be considered

Application Email: tom.gueldemann at

Prof Tom Güldemann
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften
Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin

phone   +49 (0) 30 2093 6672
fax     +49 (0) 30 2093 6607
e-mail  tom.gueldemann at


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