[Lingtyp] Call: Postdoctoral fellowships in linguistics, HSE Moscow

Johanna Nichols johanna at berkeley.edu
Thu Dec 26 17:04:34 UTC 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Linguistics

Linguistic Convergence Laboratory

HSE University

Moscow, Russia

The Linguistic Convergence Laboratory, HSE, in Moscow, Russia, invites
applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of
language contact; language corpora; typology; sociolinguistics;
languages of the Caucasus; languages of Russia.

About HSE University

The Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is a young, dynamic
and fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past 25 years,
HSE University has become a leader in Russian education, while also
being recognized globally.

We were the first state-run university in Russia to begin recruiting
on the international academic market. We aim at being a university
with a highly attuned approach to training new professionals.
Therefore, we are eager to hire people with real experience, as well
as basic and applied knowledge. Committed to high-quality research,
HSE University now has more than 100 research institutes and centres
and over 30 international research laboratories collaborating with
international specialists from all over the world.


The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are
as follows:

Candidates must hold a recent PhD in such fields as linguistics;
linguistic typology; Slavic languages; Turkic languages; research
involving statistical analysis of language data; computer science or
related areas; the PhD should be awarded by an internationally
recognized university not earlier than 5 years prior to the employment
by HSE University;
Candidates should have ability to work in team;
Fluent English is an obligatory condition as research and all other
activities are conducted in English; knowledge of Russian is not
Visible publications in the field are a desideratum.

The position description:

participants are encouraged to pursue their own research in parallel
with working on Linguistic Convergence Laboratory research projects in
the field of language contact; language variation; functional
typology; instrumental phonetics; and corpus linguistics;
writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in
co-authorship with the members of the Lab;
participation in field research (not required);
participating in organization of academic events and otherwise
contributing to increasing the Lab’s visibility;
presentations of the successful candidate’s own research to the
researchers in the field and to the academic community broadly
teaching courses of expertise to HSE students is welcome, although not required.

The Lab offers access to its databases and electronic resources,
provides the postdoc with working desk in the office Lab.


Appointments are normally made for one year. Postdoctoral fellows have
an opportunity to renew the contract (no more than two times).

HSE University offers postdoctoral fellows a competitive salary,
standard medical insurance benefits, a working space equipped with a

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. Please provide a CV, a
statement of research interest and a recent research paper submitted
via an online application form. At least two letters of recommendation
should be sent directly to the International Faculty Recruitment
Office at fellowship at hse.ru before the application deadline. Please
note that direct applications to the laboratory may not be reviewed.

Read more about the application process:


The deadline for applications is February 9, 2020.

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