[Lingtyp] PhD position in statistical typology / computational historical linguistics, Tübingen University

Gerhard Jäger gerhard.jaeger at uni-tuebingen.de
Thu Aug 6 09:01:27 UTC 2020

Applications are invited for a

      PhD position (m/f/d, 65% employment, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)

in the Linguistics Department, working with Prof. Gerhard Jäger. This 
vacancy is connected to the award of an ERC Advanced Grant, entitled 
"CrossLingference – Cross-linguistic statistical inference using 
hierarchical Bayesian models", for the period 2019-24. The project will 
be based at the University of Tübingen. In total, the group will consist 
of four postdoctoral researchers, four PhD students, and several student 
assistants. The principal activity of the researcher will be to pursue a 
PhD research project in one or two of the work packages mentioned on the 
project homepage (https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/163612). A solid 
background, including a Master's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant 
discipline, in one of the two research areas is required:


    statistical modeling, especially Bayesian approaches


    historical-comparative linguistics and typology

Expertise in both areas would be ideal; otherwise the successful 
applicant is expected to actively engage in the collaborative efforts of 
the project and to acquire the necessary skills.

The Linguistics Department (http://www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/) and the 
Center for Advanced Studies "Words, Bones, Genes, Tools" 
(http://www.wordsandbones.uni-tuebingen.de/) offer a stimulating 
interdisciplinary research environment with the opportunity of 
completing a PhD degree.

The period of employment will be for 4 years.

Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience, as 
well as names and addresses of up to three references. Applications 
should be sent by email to the address below. The position will be 
filled as soon as possible. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2020.

Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have the same 
qualifications as non-disabled applicants. The University of Tübingen 
strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, 
and therefore encourages qualified female scientists to apply.

Please send your application electronically as a single pdf file to 
gerhard.jaeger at uni-tuebingen.de <mailto:gerhard.jaeger at uni-tuebingen.de>.

The contract will be made by the central administration of the university.

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