Post-doctoral researcher in theoretical / experimental linguistics or psycholinguistics

Post-doctoral researcher in theoretical / experimental linguistics or psycholinguistics

The Cognitive Modeling research group (Prof. Dr. Michael Franke) of the Institute of Cognitive Science invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f/d) (Salary level E 13 TV-L, 100 %)
to be filled by December 1st 2020 or soon after for a period of one year.

The position involves participation in the research activities of the Cognitive Modeling research group. The group’s main research topics are probabilistic modelling of language use, interpretation and processing, as well as modelling in the area of language evolution.

The position includes teaching Cognitive Science courses at B.Sc. and M.Sc. level (4 hours/week per semester) and allows for further scientific qualification.

Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic degree (Master/diploma) plus an excellent PhD degree, as well as in-depth knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

– theoretical / experimental linguistics or psycholinguistics
– probabilistic modelling
– state-of-the-art statistical methods (e.g., hierarchical GLMs)
– expert knowledge of modelling techniques for language evolution (such as evolutionary game theory, agent-based simulations or artificial neural networks for language learning)

A good command of the English language is mandatory. Command of German is helpful but not required.

The position is available on a full-time or part-time basis.

Osnabrück University is a certified family-friendly university and is committed to helping working/studying parents balance their family and working lives.

Osnabrück University seeks to guarantee equality of opportunity for women and men and strives to correct any gender imbalance in its schools and departments.

If two candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to the candidate with disability status.
Applications with the usual documentation should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF-file to the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science ( no later than 15.10.2020.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Michael Franke (

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Oct 15 2020

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