A Post-Doctoral Position in Language Contact and Change

(full-time, E 13 TV-L)

Reference Number 2023/136. The starting date is October 1st 2023. The position is available for one and a half years (18 months). In principle this position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The position will be affiliated with the Department of Linguistics: https://www.ling.uni-konstanz.de.

The position is part of the DFG-funded Research Unit SILPAC (Structuring the Input in Language Processing, Acquisition and Change), which aims to build bridges between psycholinguistics and historical linguistics. It is situated in project H4, Modelling lexical diffusion in syntax: non-finite complementation in Modern English.

For more background, see https://silpac.uni-mannheim.de/.

Your Responsibilities

    • Conducting original research using historical corpora
    • Annotating Early Modern English corpora
    • Writing up research results for publication
    • Presenting research at conferences
    • Participating in SILPAC group events

Your Competencies

    • Essential: A strong PhD in a relevant field (historical linguistics, language contact)
    • Essential: Excellent academic writing skills and fluency in English
    • Essential: experience in at least two of the following areas: a) historical linguistics, b) syntax, c) corpus linguistics
    • Desirable: Early Modern English skills

We Offer

    • An open, motivated research team and interdisciplinary research environment
    • Opportunities for further collaboration with local research groups
    • Many possibilities to expand and develop your CV
    • A competitive salary and a great living environment
    • Employment at a family-friendly university

Questions can be directed to Prof. Dr. George Walkden via e-mail: george.walkden@uni-konstanz.de.

We look forward to receiving your application, including (1) a cover letter outlining your research background and suitability for the role, (2) a CV with contact details of two academic referees, (3) a list of publications (including work under review or accepted but not yet published), (4) a description of relevant research experience, (5) scans of degree certificates and transcripts of records by Friday 30th June 2023 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised (https://www.uni-konstanz.de/en/equalopportunities/). Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (sbv@uni-konstanz.de, +49 7531 88-4016).



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