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