*Job opening: PhD student or Postdoctoral researcher in English Corpus
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
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
Starting Date: 01.12.2016
- a statement of research interests motivating why you are applying for
this position and how you are qualified for it,
- 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.
Prof. Dr. Elke Teich
Dr. Hannah Kermes
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