Lecturer in Mathematical Foundations of Language

University of Zurich Department of Comparative Language Science


Department of Comparative Language Science

Lecturer in the Mathematical Foundations of Language
100 %

The Department of Comparative Language Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for a permanent Lecturer position in the Mathematical Foundations of Language (Canton of Zurich payscale 21, 100% FTE).

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to closely collaborate with and support members of the department and the NCCR Evolving Language, and to contribute to teaching both in his/her specific areas of expertise and in general statistical methods training. The teaching load is up to 6 contact hours per week over two 14-week-long semesters. The department's main everyday language is English, but lecturers are expected to acquire conversational knowledge of German within two years.

Your profile

The main focus of the position is on the stochastic processes that underlie language change/phylogeny, language acquisition/ontogeny, and language processing/production. The ideal candidate has additional expertise and interest in one or more other branches of mathematics that are relevant for language - including, but not limited to, information theory, measure theory, set theory, complexity theory (especially formal language theory), or graph theory.

What we offer

The department places great emphasis on teamwork and on multidisciplinary perspectives. Excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential. The department is strongly committed to diversity and in particular strongly encourages female candidates to apply.

Place of work

Affolternstrasse 56, Zürich, Switzerland

Start of employment

The position is meant to start between November 1, 2023, and February 1, 2024.

Applications include a research vision statement, a long-term career vision statement, and a full CV in a single PDF document.

The committee will start reviewing applications by August 25, 2023.

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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