Open positions

Senior researcher (100%) in typological and descriptive linguistics

The Distributional Linguistics Lab at the Department of Comparative Language Science of the University of Zurich (https://www.ivs.uzh.ch/en/DLL.html) invites applications for a (non-tenured) senior researcher position (100% Oberassistenz, Canton of Zurich payscale) in typological/comparative/descriptive linguistics. We expect applicants to have outstanding expertise in typologically-informed fieldwork and modern language documentation as well as a demonstrated interest in advancing linguistic typology. Applicants are furthermore expected to have a strong commitment to collaboration in the lab and the department more widely (also with more quantitatively-oriented research tracks) as well as with the National Center for Competence in Research (NCCR) Evolving Language (https://www.evolvinglanguage.ch). Also, applicants must have at least 3 years of research experience after obtaining their PhD. 

The successful candidate develops a research agenda that relates to the general theme of the lab and complements ongoing projects. Senior researchers are expected to acquire external funding to start their own independent group for the duration of their contract (up to 6 years) and to develop suitable qualifications for tenured professorship applications.

The position includes teaching obligations (1 course per semester, BA or MA level), supervising theses, and advising junior postdocs and PhD students.

The department places great emphasis on teamwork and on multidisciplinary perspectives. Excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential. We strongly aim at gender diversity, and we particularly encourage women to apply. 

Applications should include a cover letter stating your motivation and your vision for research and teaching, a CV with publication list, and the names of three references. Review of applications starts October 25, 2020, and applications are accepted until the position is filled. Please send your application as a single PDF file to jobs@ivs.uzh.ch

Questions can be addressed to the lab director, Professor Balthasar Bickel balthasar.bickel@uzh.ch

 

Senior researcher (100%) in quantitative language science

The Distributional Linguistics Lab at the Department of Comparative Language Science of the University of Zurich (https://www.ivs.uzh.ch/en/DLL.html) invites applications for a (non-tenured) senior researcher position (100% Oberassistenz, Canton of Zurich payscale) in quantitative language science or linguistic data science. We expect applicants to have outstanding expertise in modern statistical modeling of typological data, both grammar-based and corpus-based. Applicants are also expected to have a strong commitment to collaboration in the lab and the department more widely (also with more qualitatively-oriented research tracks) as well as with the National Center for Competence in Research (NCCR) Evolving Language (https://www.evolvinglanguage.ch). Also, applicants must have at least 3 years of research experience after obtaining their PhD. 

The successful candidate develops a research agenda that relates to the general theme of the lab and complements ongoing projects. Senior researchers are expected to acquire external funding to start their own independent group for the duration of their contract (up to 6 years) and to develop suitable qualifications for tenured professorship applications.

The position includes teaching obligations (1 course per semester, BA or MA level), supervising theses, and advising junior postdocs and PhD students. 

The department places great emphasis on teamwork and on multidisciplinary perspectives. Excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential. We strongly aim at gender diversity, and we particularly encourage women to apply. 

Applications should include a cover letter stating your motivation and your vision for research and teaching, a CV with publication list, and the names of three references. Review of applications starts October 25, 2020, and applications are accepted until the position is filled. Please send your application as a single PDF file to jobs@ivs.uzh.ch

Questions can be addressed to the lab director, Professor Balthasar Bickel balthasar.bickel@uzh.ch