Support: Cognitive Science, Pragmatics, Psycolinguistics, Semantic / Germany

Institution/Organization: University of Tuebingen

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics


Applications are invited for a paid PhD student position at the University of Tübingen. The principal activity of the applicants will be to pursue a PhD thesis project in an international research cluster
on experimental pragmatics and computational psycholinguistics and to actively engage in national and international cooperation with like-minded researchers.

Applicants should have a strong interest in the study of language and a solid background in a relevant field with a documented expertise in at least one, ideally several of the following:
– formal semantics / pragmatics
– experimental semantics / pragmatics
– computational cognitive modeling of language processing  (e.g., Bayesian / probabilistic modeling)

The position is limited to a term of 3 years, starting July 1, 2014 or soon after. Payment is offered according to TV-L (Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen Dienst der Länder) and includes all usual supplementary services. Candidates will be officially employed by the administration of the University of Tübingen. As the University of Tübingen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification and experience physically challenged applicants are given preference.

Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience and academic interests (no more than 2 pages), as well as names and addresses of up to three references and a short writing sample. Please send applications by email to Applications received by April 21, 2014 will receive full consideration, although interviews may start at any time and will continue until the position has been filled.

For further information please contact:

Application Deadline: 26-Aug-2014

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Michael Franke
Wilhelmstraße 19
Tuebingen 72074

Contact Information:
Michael Franke

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