Job opportunity: Research Associate (PhD position), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

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The Department of German Philology of the University of Göttingen offers a position at the Division of Linguistics as a

Research Associate (PhD position)

The position is to be filled for a period of 36 months, starting on 1 April 2019. The salary is in accordance with the German state regulated public service salary scale (E 13 TV-L). The working time is 65 % of the regular weekly working hours (currently 25.87 hours per week).

The position is part of the research project “(A)symmetries and Movement in Spoken and Sign Languages”, which is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and coordinated by Seid Tvica, Hedde Zeijlstra, and Markus Steinbach. Mainly, the candidate will be responsible for the empirical and theoretical investigation of syntactic asymmetries in sign languages, and how they differ from corresponding asymmetries attested for spoken languages.

Applicants are expected to have a MA degree in linguistics or a related field with a strong background in theoretical syntax and sign language linguistics. They are also expected to conduct empirical research on sign language syntax and to be open to modern generative theories. Other requirements include the capability to work in a team and a commitment to international collaborations.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are under-represented. The university is committed to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application with the usual supporting documents as one PDF file by email to Prof. Dr. Markus Steinbach (msteinb@gwdg.de) until 28 January 2019. Please note:With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your application data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Guideline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/informationgdpr

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