[Job] PhD student or Postdoctoral researcher in English Corpus Linguistics, Saarbrücken, Germany

Job opening: PhD student or Postdoctoral researcher in English Corpus Linguistics

Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

The DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center Information Density and Linguistic Encoding (SFB 1102, http://www.sfb1102.uni-saarland.de/) is pleased to invite applications for a PhD or post-doctoral position (65%) within the project “Information Density and Scientific Literacy in English: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives”.

The central research question of the project is which role linguistic densification plays in the evolution of English scientific writing from the Early Modern English period to the present. The successful candidate will investigate which linguistic features are involved and how the development may be theoretically interpreted. Experience in corpus linguistics (annotating and analyzing corpora) is required; a background in historical linguistics would be an asset.

Job Requirements: The successful candidate should have a PhD/Master’s in English Linguistics or Corpus Linguistics. A background in Systemic-Functional Linguistics and/or discourse analysis is desirable. Basic knowledge of language modeling would be an asset. A good command of English is mandatory. Working knowledge of German is desirable.

For further information on the project, see http://www.sfb1102.uni-saarland.de/?page_id=275.

Saarland University is a leading center for language research and offers a dynamic and stimulating environment. The Collaborative Research Center Information Density and Linguistic Encoding hosts a young and dynamic team conducting collaborative research in Natural Language Processing, Psycholinguistics, (Corpus) Linguistics and Phonetics.

Salary: German scale TV-L 13
Duration: 01.12.2016 – 30.06.2018 (with possible extension pending further funding)
Starting Date: 01.12.2016

Applications including:
– a statement of research interests motivating why you are applying for this position and how you are qualified for it,
– CV,
– copy of degree certificate and study transcript, and
– list of publications, as well as names of references

should be sent as a single PDF to Annette Ziegler

All applications sent by November 2, 2016 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled. The Saarland University is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact information:

Prof. Dr. Elke Teich
Email: e.teich@mx.uni-saarland.de

Dr. Hannah Kermes
Email: h.kermes@mx.uni-saarland.de

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