PhD position, University of Gothenburg

The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg is pleased to announce the availability of the following fully-funded PhD position in Linguistics.

Information about the institution

The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (FLoV) at the University of Gothenburg is home to a large number of national and international research projects and offers courses and degree programs for philosophers, logicians, linguists, language technologists, theorists of science, historians of philosophy, philologists and philosophy teachers.

Linguistics is a subject authorised to award qualifications at all levels, including in third-cycle studies. At the department, there is also the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP), funded by a 10-year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modelling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition.

The department offers an international English-speaking research environment. The research is interdisciplinary and aims at bringing together insights from various fields such as logic, mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, computational linguistics, cognitive science, philology, and philosophy.

Job description:

The current position is within the area of Linguistics at the department. Linguistic interaction is the main overarching theme for research in linguistics at FLoV. The focus is on conversational dialogue as a research topic within psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, semantics and pragmatics, and language technology/computational linguistics. The ideal candidate should be motivated to develop an original PhD thesis project in any single or combination of these fields.

We will fund one well-qualified and highly motivated candidate to carry out research using experimental and/or formal methods on any of the following general topics in relation to dialogue modelling and/or grammar design:

– Incremental processing in conversation
– Multimodal phenomena
– Theories of joint action and linguistic meaning
– Context and common ground
– Probabilistic models of inference and linguistic processing
– Dialogue acts
– Turn-taking

We are looking for candidates who have solid prior experience in linguistics (syntax, semantics, pragmatics), psycholinguistics, or computational linguistics. More particularly, demonstrable ability and experience in the modelling of, or experimentation with dialogue phenomena is highly desirable. The candidate should be able to provide evidence of the ability for conducting original independent research. Candidates with an interdisciplinary background are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Further information:

Queries about doctoral education can be directed to Lena Eriksson, Associate head of department and head of third-cycle education, +46-31-786 4184

Queries about the recruitment process should be directed to Jennifer Stråle, HR Administrator, 

Queries about possible topics for study should be directed to Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Professor of Linguistics, +46 31-786 52 33

The deadline for application is: 31 May 2021

The event is finished.


Mar 29 2021 - May 31 2021

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