PhD – Leibniz-ZAS

Department: Laboratory Phonology
Web Address: https://www.leibniz-zas.de/en/
Duties: Project Work
Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Description:
PhD position at Leibniz-ZAS
The Research Area Laboratory Phonology at Leibniz-ZAS in Berlin invites applications for a three-year PhD position in the project Grammatical tinnitus and its role in the perception of foreign language accent. A comparison of German and Polish (GRANITUS) funded by by the German-Polish Science Foundation (DPWS). It should ideally start on October 1, 2020. The remuneration is 1300 €/month (tax-free).

The project has the overarching goal of gaining more insight into the perception processes of foreign language accents. It aims to show that perception is not only based on the linguistic signal, but is a much more complex phenomenon. It will examine factors that relate to (i) the signal, (ii) the speaker, and (iii) the listener in the German-Polish context.

Of particular importance are the following questions:
Question 1: If both phonetic and grammatical features influence the perception of foreign language accent, are there differences in their weighting? Are we more sensitive to phonetic pecularities and do we turn a deaf ear to grammatical mistakes?

Question 2: To what extent does the attitude of the listener towards the speaker play a role in the perception of the foreign language accent? Does the information about the speaker’s origin also influence perception?

Question 3: What role does the linguistic background of the listener play in the perception of the foreign language accent? Is there a difference between mono- and multilingual listeners?To answer these questions, a series of experiments is planned on perception and event-related potentials (ERP).The PhD thesis will be supervised by Dr Marzena Żygis PD (Leibniz ZAS, Berlin, Germany) and Prof. Joanna Blaszczak (Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Poland).

Requirements:
The candidate should hold a Masterʼs degree in a relevant field (linguistics, phonetics, psychology) or be close to completion. Knowledge in statistics is desirable, as indeed are skills and potential for independent/self-motivated work and experience in empirical research.

Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV, copies of academic certificates and the names of two potential referees and their email addresses in a single pdf file to Marzena Żygis ( zygis@leibniz-zas.de).

Applications Deadline: 30-Jun-2020

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Marzena Zygis
Schützenstr.18
Berlin 10117
Germany

Web Address for Applications: https://www.leibniz-zas.de/en/research/research-areas/laboratory-phonology/granitus/

Contact Information:
Marzena Zygis
zygis@leibniz-zas.de

PhD – CRISSP – KU Leuven

Department: CRISSP
Web Address: https://www.crissp.be
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Morphology; Syntax

Description:

The research group Formal and Computational Linguistics (ComForT) and the Center for Research in Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology (CRISSP) at KU Leuven invites submissions for two PhD‐positions in formal linguistics.

Project Summary:
The COMIC‐project will investigate the morphology, syntax, and semantics of adjectival comparative constructions of the type illustrated in (1).

(1) Jill is taller than Fred.

Compared to the positive degree (Jill is tall), the comparative construction adds two pieces of material. First, the comparative morpheme –er is added to the adjective tall, and second, the comparative adjective taller introduces the phrase than Fred, which contains the comparative standard Fred, to which Jill is compared. The comparative standard is introduced by the standard marker than. Comparative constructions thus combine morphological marking (the –er‐morpheme), syntactic structure (the than‐phrase), and a semantic interpretation, in which two entities are compared with respect to a certain property (in this example Jill and Fred with respect to their height).

Existing approaches typically study the morphology or the syntax or the semantics of comparativeadjectives.

This has ledt o a situation where the outcomes of the different perspectives do not properly link up with one another: semantic analyses do not take into account—and are sometimes incompatible with—typological observations and generalisations, and syntactic and morphological approaches are insufficiently informed by the insights of compositional semantics. The COMIC‐project aims to fill this gap by developing a fully integrated analysis of these three aspects of comparative constructions.

Full project description: https://www.crissp.be/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Project-description.pdf

Your Profile:
– An MA degree in Linguistics, or Language(s) with a specialisation in linguistics.
– A curious, enterprising, and creative mind; excellent analytical skills.
– Fluency in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset but not required at the time of application.
– An interest in relating intricate language data to advanced linguistic theorizing.
– An outstanding record of undergraduate and Master’s level work.
– An ability to work both independently and to function in a group.

Our offer:
ComForT and CRISSP offer an environment where intellectual creativity and independence are encouraged to thrive. They foster the lively exchange of ideas, and provide strong intellectual, moral, and logistical support to its PhD students, postdocs, and other collaborators.The positions start in October 2020. One PhD‐student will be mainly located in Brussels and the other in Leuven, but geographical flexibility will be expected from both.Remuneration is in accordance with the official Belgian scales for academic personnel and bursaries, which offer internationally highly competitive pay (see the KU Leuven jobsite for more information: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/en).Instructions for Application:
If you are interested, please apply via the KU Leuven online application tool at the application link provided below no later than July 3, 2020.

Include with your application:
– A letter of motivation,
– A CV,
– A copy of your MA thesis (or a draft thereof),
– A copy of relevant publications (if any), and
– The contact details of one or more referents (name, affiliation, email, telephone number).

Applications Deadline: 03-Jul-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/55692401?hl=en&lang=en

Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Guido Vanden Wyngaerd guido.vandenwyngaerd@kuleuven.be +32 2 609 88 83
Prof. Dr. Dany Jaspers dany.jaspers@kuleuven.be +32 2 447 18 92
Prof. Dr. Jeroen van Craenenbroeck jeroen.vancraenenbroeck@kuleuven.be +32 16 37 79 36

PhD – University of Birmingham

Department: Modern Languages
Web Address: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/Sir-Henry-Thomas-Scholarship-for-postgraduate-study-in-Hispanic-Studies.aspx
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Syntax
Required Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear (cat), Galician (glg), Ladino (lad), Portuguese (por), Spanish (spa)

Description:

Fully-funded PhD opportunity in Hispanic/Lusophone Studies at the University of Birmingham (2020 start)

3-year scholarship (covers UK/EU fees plus living stipend) for any area in Hispanic/Lusophone studies at the University of Birmingham, for start between Sept 2020/Jan 2021.

International students also eligible to apply.Completed application (study application form, scholarship form, and two references) must be submitted by Friday 26 June 2020 at 4pm (UK time).

Eligible applicants interested in Linguistics, please email a.corrbham.ac.uk.

General enquiries should be sent to f.loughbham.ac.uk.

Graduate study in Linguistics at the University of Birmingham (UK)’s Department of Modern Languages enables you to focus on work in one or more languages, and can be undertaken full-time, part-time or remotely. In addition to funding from external sources and the UK government’s doctoral loan scheme, the University offers a range of total and partial graduate scholarships.

Graduate study in Linguistics is a growing area of specialisation in the Department of Modern Languages and supervision is available in the following areas:
– Theoretical, descriptive, comparative and/or general linguistics, especially (morpho-)syntax;
– Linguistic diversity and variation;
– Hispanic and Romance languages and dialectology;
– Understudied/endangered languages;
– Historical and synchronic linguistics;
– Spanish; Portuguese; Galician; Catalan; Astur-Leonese; Mozarabic/Andalusi Romance; Mirandese; Navarro-Aragonese; French; Occitan; Italian; Romanian; Latin; Italian dialects)
– The Romance family and its branches (Ibero-Romance, Gallo-Romance, Italo-Romance, Daco-Romance);
– Language and linguistics in education.

Department of Modern Languages:
The Department of Modern Languages celebrated excellent results in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). 75% of research at the University of Birmingham for Modern Languages and Linguistics was top 4* rated ‘world-leading’ or rated 3* ‘internationally excellent’.

In 2015/16, over 95% of Modern Languages postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our language graduates train to become professional linguists such as translators and interpreters, others enter employment where their language skills may be advantageous but not central to their role, and some go on to teaching or lecturing positions. Recent graduate employers include: Berlitz Language Centre; TransPerfect Global Business Solutions; KPMG; University of Birmingham; University of Cambridge; and University of Oxford.

The postgraduate experience:
The College of Arts and Law Graduate School offers excellent support to its postgraduate students, from libraries and research spaces, to extra-curricular activities and funding opportunities. The College provides a range of careers support throughout your degree and beyond, including tailored employability workshops and the opportunity to learn additional languages, without any extra cost, as you do a PhD with us.

Our beautiful 250 acre green and leafy campus has its own train station that connects directly with central Birmingham. The city of Birmingham today is one of Europe’s most exciting destinations, with excellent local, national and international transport connections including its international airport. Our students fall in love with the city – around 40% of our graduates choose to make Birmingham their home.

Academic entry requirements:
Applicants for a PhD will need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), in addition to a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.

Applications Deadline: 26-Jun-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/Sir-Henry-Thomas-Scholarship-for-postgraduate-study-in-Hispanic-Studies.aspx

Contact Information:
Dr Alice Corr
a.corr@bham.ac.uk
Phone:+44(0)1214146307

Búsqueda de candidato/a para realizar tesis doctoral en el marco de una Beca Doctoral CONICET convocatoria 2020

Tema: Grupos de escritura en línea para el avance de las tesis de posgrado en Ciencias Humanas y Sociales.

Descripción: El objetivo general de este proyecto es caracterizar el funcionamiento de grupos de escritura en tanto dispositivos didácticos orientados a favorecer el avance de las tesis. Específicamente, se analizarán grupos implementados a distancia y conformados por doctorandos del área de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales. Además, se indagará si y de qué manera la revisión colaborativa entre pares promueve mejoras en la escritura y la investigación.

Dirigido a: graduados/as o estudiantes avanzados de Ciencias de la Educación, Psicología, Letras, Psicopedagogía y Comunicación Social. Se valorará de manera positiva la participación del/de la candidato/a en congresos o grupos de investigación relacionados con las áreas mencionadas. El/la interesado/da debe aplicar a la convocatoria para becas doctorales de CONICET que se realizará este año y se espera que se incorpore a un programa formal de doctorado acreditado por la CONEAU.

Lugar de trabajo: Centro de Investigaciones Cuyo (CIC), Mendoza.
El/la candidato/a seleccionado será apoyado/a, avalado/a y presentado/a por investigadoras del CONICET para su postulación al llamado a Becas 2020 de CONICET. En caso de que el organismo otorgue la beca, el candidato/a se integrará por un periodo de 5 años a un equipo interdisciplinario de investigadores y becarios abocados a indagar la escritura en el posgrado (PICT2017/1622). Dada su inserción en un proyecto en curso y la disponibilidad de datos, la factibilidad de la investigación está asegurada.

Requisitos: No adeudar más de 5 materias al momento de la postulación. Predisposición para el trabajo interdisciplinario. Lectocomprensión en inglés. Los candidatos pueden provenir de cualquier provincia argentina o del exterior pero, en caso de que se les otorgue la beca doctoral de CONICET, deben estar dispuestos a instalarse en Mendoza y dedicar al proyecto 40 horas semanales.

Contacto: Los/as interesados/as deberán enviar un mail antes del 15 de junio a la Dra. Laura Colombo (laura.colombo@conicet.gov.ar) adjuntando su CV (que incluya el número de aplazos, si los hubiere, y el promedio obtenido en la carrera teniendo en cuenta los mismos) y una carta de motivación, en la que debe indicarse el/los temas de interés. Luego de este paso se realizará una entrevista virtual.

PhD – University of Verona

Department: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Web Address: http://www.dlls.univr.it/?ent=cs&id=819&tcs=DR&lang=en
Duties: ResearchSpecialty
Areas: General Linguistics
Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

University of Verona – Ph.D. positions in linguisticsThe University of Verona has currently opened Ph.D. positions in the humanities, including 3 positions for Linguistics, within the Ph.D. programme in Foreign Literatures, Languages and Linguistics. Selected Ph.D. candidates will receive a 3-year fellowship. Since teaching in the Linguistics track will be held entirely in English and no previous knowledge of Italian is required, we encourage applications from international students.Information about candidacy can be found on the application website: https://www.univr.it/en/our-services/phd-programmes/admission-to-phd-programmes

Applications can be uploaded starting 1st June 2020. The deadline for online applications is 3rd July 2020. Only online applications through the university application system are accepted (please do not send applications via e-mail).

The selection procedure for the track in Linguistics involves evaluation of the candidates’ Master’s theses, their research project as well as a video conference interview. For details see the application website. On this site, you can find information about the application procedures in the subsection regarding the Ph.D. programme in Foreign Literatures, Languages and Linguistics (coordinator: Stefan Rabanus), track in Linguistics.

One of the three fellowships is reserved for a Ph.D. project in the domain of ‘Digital Humanities’. For a description of possible projects in Linguistics in this domain see: http://www.dlls.univr.it/?ent=avvisoin&cs=819&id=132187 (under: Track in Linguistics). Candidates interested in this fellowship have to indicate their preference in the application form.

For general information about the the Ph.D. track in Linguistics at the University of Verona see: http://sites.hss.univr.it/linguisticsinverona/

Contact information:
– For general information about the track in Linguistics: Stefan Rabanus (stefan.rabanusunivr.it)
– For information about all issues regarding the application procedure: Office of Graduate Studies (dottorato.ricercaateneo.univr.it)
– Technical support in case of problems with the application procedure: phd.supportateneo.univr.it

Applications Deadline: 03-Jul-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.univr.it/en/our-services/phd-programmes/admission-to-phd-programmes

Contact Information:
Prof. Stefan Rabanus
stefan.rabanus@univr.it

PHD – Università degli Studi di Verona

Department: Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere
Web Address: http://www.dlls.univr.it
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Lexicography; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn), English (eng), French (fra), Spanish (spa)

Description:

Call for application for 3 PhD positions with scholarship in the track of Modern Languages and Translation at The Department of Modern Languages of the University of Verona.

The track in modern languages and translation of the PhD Program in ”Letterature Straniere, Lingue e Linguistica” of the Department is now accepting applications for future PhD students.

The call for application is available at the following website, SEE PAGE 34: https://docs.univr.it/documenti/Documento/allegati/allegati693457.pdf

For this track we have 3 scholarships, concerning the following research areas: Chinese language and linguistics; French language and linguistics; English language and linguistics; Spanish language and linguistics. One out of the three scholarships will be focused on a research project concerning Digital Humanities.

N.B.: Italian language skills are not compulsory; candidates are asked to present a research project and will pass an oral interview via zoom. See details at the link mentioned above

For technical issues, please send an email to: phd.supportateneo@univr.it; for further information or questions about this Call for Applications, please send an email to: dottorati.ricercaateneo@univr.it.

Applications Deadline: 03-Jul-2020

Web Address for Applications: http://www.univr.it/applicationphd

Contact Information:
Prof. Paolo Frassi
paolo.frassi@univr.it

PHD – University of Trento

Department: CIMEC (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences)
Web Address: https://www.cimec.unitn.it/
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Description:
The Doctoral Program in Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, Italy, accepts applications for 10 fully-funded PhD fellowships. CIMeC’s program is focused on cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, computer science, linguistics and cognitive neuropsychology.

Students actively participate in international research projects, seminars, and conferences based in CIMeC, which includes the Laboratories of Functional Neuroimaging (LNIF), Animal Cognition and Neuroscience (ACN Lab), the CIMeC Language, Interaction and Computation Lab (CLIC), the Experimental Psychology Laboratories (EPL), and the Neuropsychology Lab (NPL).

The length of the program is four years and its official language is English.

Salary starts at approximately €1.200/mo., plus a €4887 tax-free research/mobility budget.

Details on admissions: http://www.unitn.it/drcimec/admission

Proposed 2020 PhD research topics: http://www.unitn.it/drcimec/research-topics

PhD Application summary: https://www.unitn.it/drcimec/116/admission-doctorate-cognitive-and-brain-sciences

PhD Application link: https://webapps.unitn.it/Apply/it/MyUnitn/Home/669/dott/cbs36

PhD Application Deadline: Thursday May 27, 2020, at 4pm (Italian time)

CIMeC: http://www.unitn.it/cimec

The research topics proposed by the Doctoral Program Committee for the 5 UNITN grants available this year are visible at http://www.unitn.it/drcimec/research-topics, while the 5 topic-specific grants’ details can be found here: http://www.unitn.it/drcimec/topic-specific-grants

Applications Deadline: 27-May-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.unitn.it/drcimec/116/admission-doctorate-cognitive-and-brain-sciences

Contact Information:
Leah Mercanti
phd.cimec@unitn.it

Applied Linguistics: PhD Student – Université Bourgogne Franche Comté

Department: Centre Interlangues Texte Image Langage
Web Address: https://til.u-bourgogne.fr/
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics
Required Language(s): French (fra)

Description:

Précisions sur l’encadrement :
Le/La doctorante.e travaillera au sein du laboratoire Centre Interlangues sous la direction Professeur Laurent Gautier. Il/Elle sera pleinement intégré à l’axe Modèles et Discours et à l’ED 592 LECLA. Il est attendu un fort investisselment du doctorant/de la doctorante. Des réunions mensuelles sont prévues avec l’encadrant.

Profil et compétences recherchées :
Doctorant.e. ayant une excellente connaissance de la linguistique de corpus et désireux de travailler dans une démarche interdisciplinaire.
Connaissances des principaux outils du champ.

Implémentation de la frame semantics pour le Français facile à lire et à comprendre (FALC) à destination des personnes présentant des déficits cognitifs : construction d’un corpus d’apprentissage et modélisation des règles

1. Contexte scientifique

Le ”français facile à lire et à comprendre” (FALC) est une forme de français à destination de locuteurs présentant des troubles cognitifs et/ou n’ayant pas développé une compétence suffisante en matière de lecture/compréhension pour faire sereinement face à toutes les sollicitations écrites du quotidien en français standard. Il repose sur un ensemble de règles permettant, soit la rédaction directe, soit la traduction intralinguale de documents initialement rédigés en français standard. Si ces règles permettent effectivement une simplification de la rédaction, elles restent essentiellement ancrées au niveau de la surface de la phrase, sans forcément prendre en compte les opérations de compréhension qui reposent sur des mises en relations pragmatiques et sémantiques qu’apportent les frames.

2. Argumentaire technique et scientifique : Problématique, enjeux, méthodologie.

Sous sa forme courante actuelle, le FALC opère essentiellement sur des structures morphosyntaxiques dites « de surface », c’est-à-dire telles qu’elles se présentent dans la linéarité de la langue et à partir de règles essentiellement décontextualisées (longueur des mots et des phrases, difficulté supposée de la diathèse passive, etc.). Or l’accessibilité aux contenus sémantiques des messages repose, par-delà le décodage de ces structures morphosyntaxiques de surface, sur la (re)connaissance des structures conceptuelles sous-jacentes, entre autres sous la forme de « scénarios » (frames) inscrits en mémoire et activés par les unités linguistiques.
Ces scénarios sont des mises en lien conceptuelles entre des positions génériques (slots) – par exemple pour le verbe découper dans un texte instructionnel présentant une recette de gâteau –, d’éléments de remplissage (fillers) – par exemple dans l’exemple précédent et de relations – par exemple ici une relation chronologique entre éplucher et découper la pomme. En fonctionnement standard, seuls les slots pertinents pour le message sont réalisés par un filler et seules les relations non reconstructibles sont marquées explicitement par une unité de langue (connecteur), tout le reste étant considéré comme « valeurs/relations par défaut » et supposé rester implicite dans l’encodage, mais nécessaire au décodage pour la bonne compréhension du contenu. Les valeurs/relations par défaut sont accessibles au locuteur sur la base de ses acquis mémoriels et expérientiels et sa « fréquentation » de la langue en usage. Des difficultés d’accès cognitif peuvent donc limiter les valeurs/relations par défaut disponibles, renforçant l’impression de jargon qui est le point de départ du mouvement ”plain languages”.

Applications Deadline: 07-Jun-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.adum.fr/sujetT?id=31663

Contact Information:
Pr Laurent Gautier
laurent.gautier@u-bourgogne.fr

PhD Program in Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind (Milán)

IUSS Pavia / San Raffaele University Milan, Italy
http://www.iusspavia.it/bando2 (Italian)
http://www.iusspavia.it/call-for-applications2 (English)

A call for *3 three-year fully funded PhD positions* is available for the PhD Program in *Cognitive Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind* promoted by a consortium between the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, and directed by Prof. Valentina Bambini.

*3 positions* are available in the following areas:
(a) Theoretical syntax and neurolinguistics;
(b) Cognitive and neurocognitive science;
(c) Philosophy.Research fields in the “Theoretical syntax and neurolinguistics” area:
– theoretical syntax
– syntax-semantics interface
– computational linguistics and processing complexity
– neurosyntax
– experimental pragmatics and neuropragmatics
– linguistic-communicative impairment

Detailed research fields are available here: http://www.iusspavia.it/research-fields2

The PhD program aims at training qualified scholars in both theoretical reflection and experimental study. Research projects will be promoted both in traditional areas which evolve through connections with cognitive sciences (syntax, computational linguistics, experimental pragmatics, philosophy of mind and of cognitive science, epistemology, philosophy of mathematics, logic and language, ethical and social issues concerning studies on human cognition) and in new and emerging domains (machine learning, neurosyntax, neuropragmatics, social cognitive neuroscience, neuroeconomics, neuroethics). Young scholars will be trained both by consolidating and strengthening their competences in their original areas of study, and by offering them the required theoretical and experimental tools in the relevant subjects of cognitive sciences and neurosciences, linguistics, and philosophy. The general aim is to favor a multidisciplinary approach which will allow students to foster original and innovative research in their specific field.

Studentships amount to approx. 15.300€/year; monthly stipend is increased by 50% during study exchanges abroad, with additional mobility and research-related budget available from 2nd year.

The PhD program promotes mobility and internationalization, and additional inward and outward mobility funding can be made available via research projects at NEtS Center (http://www.iusspavia.it/nets).

The PhD program issues a final joint certificate between San Raffaele Milan and IUSS Pavia.

complete description of the program, the official call and links to the submission system can be found at:
http://www.iusspavia.it/cognitive-neuroscience-and-philosophy-of-mind

Deadline for application is: *May 25, 2020* (13:00 CET).

IUSS promotes freedom of research and teaching, is committed to integrity, impartiality and equal treatment to all members of its Community, and rejects all kinds of discrimination and harmful behavior, providing Trusted and Confidential Counselors to safely address any issue in academic life.

The School Statute, its Code Ethics and Conduct, and the Regulation for Doctoral Courses can be found here: http://www.iusspavia.it/statute-and-regulations.

For administrative information: postlaurea@iusspavia.it

4 PhD Scholarships in Linguistics, Graduate School for the Humanities – University of Groningen

Scholarship opportunities

Description of the 4 PhD trajectories:
The successful applicants are committed to conducting independent and original scientific research, to report on this research in international publications and presentations, and to present the final results of the research in a PhD dissertation. The PhD students participate in local, national and international training activities, including summer schools and conferences, to maximally develop their potential.

As a member of the Graduate School for the Humanities, a PhD candidate may participate in courses, seminars and summer schools organized by Dutch national graduate school Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalkunde (LOT) or by the Groningen Research School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN).

Linguistic research in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen is organized in the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG), which includes 4 research lines:
• Computational Linguistics
• Discourse and Communication
• Neurolinguistics and Language Development
• Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics.

The proposed PhD research must be closely connected with research currently carried out within one of these research lines. Your intended promotor must be a staff member of CLCG (full professor or associate professor with ius promovendi), and ask his approval via the form under item 2 below. Please see the website of CLCG for additional information: http://www.rug.nl/research/clcg

Qualifications

Your qualifications are:
• a master’s degree in linguistics (or related discipline) with an excellent academic record (MA thesis: min. 8/10)
• proven research abilities and affinity with the research topic
• excellent command of English and good academic writing skills.

Organisation

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has established an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative university offering high-quality teaching and research. Its 32,000 students are encouraged to develop their own individual talents through challenging study and career paths. The University of Groningen is an international center of knowledge: it belongs to the best research universities in Europe and is allied with prestigious partner universities and networks worldwide.

The Graduate School for the Humanities is the home for all PhD candidates of the Faculty of Arts (circa 200), and is committed to creating and maintaining excellent conditions for PhD research in all fields of the humanities. In addition to organizing local courses, the GSH works closely with 16 national research schools which offer regular courses and seminars by national and international top researchers.

Conditions

The PhD scholarship programme:
Information about the legal and financial framework of the PhD scholarship programme can be found here: https://www.rug.nl/(…)holarship-programme/ Please study the conditions carefully before applying.

You will participate in the Faculty’s GSH training programme for PhD students (cf. https://www.rug.nl/(…)adschool-humanities/). Part of the training consists in following the Career Perspectives curriculum, which aims to prepare students for their (academic or non-academic) careers after the PhD trajectory. You are also strongly encouraged to expand your skill set by following the faculty-funded Start-to-Teach programme as part of your PhD training, see: https://www.rug.nl/(…)lopment-as-a-teacher

Start date: 1 September 2020.

Application

Submission procedure:
Please send your entire application (in English) as a single PDF-file until the deadline of Thursday 21 May 11:59 pm / before Friday 22 May 2020 Dutch local time, by means of the application form (click on ‘Apply’ below on the advertisement on the university website). Please upload your entire application as “letter of motivation attachment”, and follow the exact order below, when uploading your documents into one file.

The submission should contain the following:
1.A cover letter introducing yourself, describing your motivation to conduct scientific research, and locating your research within one of the research lines
2. The signed approval of the intended promotor via this form: https://www.rug.nl/(…)romotor_gsh_2020.pdf
3. A full CV demonstrating academic excellence, including publications and presentations (if applicable), and a copy of the data page of your passport
4. A certified copy or scan of your MA diploma (or equivalent) and academic record
5. A research proposal, focusing on the central research question to be addressed and the proposed method of approaching and answering this question (no more than (!) 1500 words, tables and references excluded, and a project title), according to the format of the proposal that you find here: https://www.rug.nl/(…)for-phd-applications
6. Names and contact details of two academic references.

For questions regarding the submission procedure, please contact Drs M.R.B. Wubbolts, E: m.r.b.wubbolts@rug.nl or the coordinator of CLCG, C. Englert, MA, E: c.englert@rug.nl

Interviews with selected candidates will take place in the second half of June 2020.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Information

For information you can contact:

  • Prof. R.M. Esser (questions regarding the Graduate School for the Humanities), r.m.esser@rug.nl
  • Prof. G.J.M. van Noord (questions regarding the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen), g.j.m.van.noord@rug.nl

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.