PhD Position - Ambiguity – Production and Perception

University of Tuebingen

Call for Applications 

In the interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) 1808

“Ambiguity – Production and Perception”

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen offers a PhD Position (TV-L E13, 65%) temporary employment at the earliest possible date, subject to the extension of the funding period by the DFG (a decision will be made by the end of 2017). The maximum period of employment is three years. As the University of Tübingen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in research and teaching, women are particularly encouraged to apply. The PhD Students will be employed through the central administration of the University of Tübingen. Members of the research training group will be required to take their residence in Tübingen. 

Application deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2017. 

Participating Disciplines:
English Literary Studies, English Linguistics, German Literary Studies, German Linguistics (including Psycholinguistics), Legal Studies, Classical Philology, Cognitive Modelling; Psychology, General Rhetoric, Romance Linguistics, Protestant Theology (New Testament). 

Doctoral students will enjoy excellent conditions in an interdisciplinary environment and will participate in a systematically structured curriculum, comprising project-oriented guidance in small teams as well as activities of the entire Research Training Group, including a practice-based programme. A visiting researcher programme will enhance international cooperation and exchange.

Doctoral students are expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary activities of the RTG, including the TInCAP database of ambiguity phenomena. 

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Application proceedings:
Applications (in German or English) including informative documents, a cover letter, a research proposal (maximum 5 pages), signed CV, copies of earned university degrees and transcripts of individual grades as well as one letter of recommendation and the names and email addresses of two further referees (university professors) are to be sent in digital form (one pdf document) by November 30, 2017, under the reference RTG “Ambiguity: Production and Perception” to the speaker of the RTG, Professor Matthias Bauer:

Job interviews for successful candidates will be held in Tübingen. For information on the application procedure, please contact

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