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Institut für Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft

Postdoc in Typologie


The General Linguistics Department at the University of Zurich invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in a EuroBABEL project. The project focuses on the typological distribution of referential effects on agreement systems in comparison to case systems and other aspects of grammatical relations (, IP Leipzig/Zurich). The successful candidate will work in close cooperation with our project team and can build upon typological databases that the team developed in the past. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. thesis in linguistics, should be familiar with typological research and have an excellent command of (academic) English (fluency in German is desirable but not necessary).

Terms of employment: the position is funded for one year at 100% employment, with a salary according to experience and qualifications in line with University of Zurich regulations. (Less than 100% but longer employment is negotiable but disprefered.) A possible extension depends on future grant acquisitions and budgetary developments.

Starting date: as soon as possible, and not later than November 1, 2011.

Deadline: August 21, 2011
Address: Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel, balthasar.bickel AT
Applications must be in PDF format and include a curriculum vitae as well as a cover letter summarizing previous research. Applicants should also arrange for one letter of reference to be sent directly to the address above (preferably by e-mail).