Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1102 / Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 1102
“Information Density and Linguistic Encoding”
Saarland University, Germany
3 Post-doctoral and 11 doctoral positions available
The DFG-funded CRC in Information Density and Linguistic Encoding (SFB 1102) is pleased to invite applications for a range of post-doctoral and doctoral positions. The overarching research question the CRC addresses is to what extent Information Theory can contribute to a unifying model of language use, variation and change. Against this background, language is viewed from the perspective of (bounded) rational communication, according to which interlocutors strive to modulate the encoding of their messages so as to (i) successfully convey their intended message, and (ii) optimize their cognitive effort.
The CRC includes 17 research projects drawing upon psycholinguistics/neurolinguistics, computational linguistics, diachronic sociolinguistics, phonetics, discourse and contrastive linguistics and translatology with their respective empirical methods, ranging from computational language modeling to experimental and corpus-based methods. We are seeking to recruit 3 post-doctoral and 11 doctoral students.
- starting date: from September 1, 2022
- application deadline: June 30, 2022
- interviews: starting July 1
Reference number W2125, salary in accordance with the German TV-L salary scale, pay grade: E13, employment: 75% or 100 % of standard working time. The employment relationship varies for the duration of the relevant qualification, at the latest until June 30, 2026.
SFB 1102, Information Density and Linguistic Encoding
Job requirements and responsibilities:
- Research as doctoral student or postdoc in the following fields: psycholinguistics/neurolinguistics, computational linguistics, diachronic sociolinguistics, phonetics, discourse and contrastive linguistics, language typology and translatology
- For detailed project descriptions and requirements see: www.sfb1102.uni-saarland.de/job-openings/
Your academic qualifications:
- Employment requirements are PhD for postdoctoral positions or MA/MSc for doctoral positions. Note that we are happy to receive applications by people who have not yet finished their MA/MSc or PhD by the time of application but will have submitted their thesis by the starting date or shortly thereafter.
We look forward to receiving your meaningful online application (in a PDF file) by 30.06.2022 to email@example.com. Please include „Job application CRC 1102 / W2125″ in the subject line of the e-mail. Applicants are requested to submit their application, together with an academic CV, a list of academic publications, copies of academic degree certificates and two potential references.
Please indicate which project(s) you wish to apply to by stating the project number(s). We also reserve the right to forward applications to other projects if suitable. Applications received by June 30 will be given full consideration, while those applications received after June 30 will be considered until positions are filled.
If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance. Your contact:
SFB coordination team
For detailed project descriptions and requirements see: www.sfb1102.uni-saarland.de
Pay grade classification is based on the particular details of the position held and the extent to which the applicant meets the requirements of the pay grade within the TV-L salary scale. Part-time employment is generally possible.
If you have obtained a foreign university degree, a proof of the equivalence of this degree with a German degree by the Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZAB) is needed before hiring. If necessary, please apply for this in time. You can find more information at https://www.kmk.org/zeugnisbewertung.
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