Das Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) ist ein außeruniversitäres Forschungsinstitut des Landes Berlin, das sich der Erforschung der menschlichen Sprachfähigkeit im Allgemeinen und ihrer Ausprägung in Einzelsprachen widmet.
Student Assisant Position (40 h/month)
We are looking for a student assistant for the ERC-grant project SPAGAD - Speech Acts in Grammar and Discourse. The project investigates speech acts in depths from a linguistic perspective, covering aspects from semantics and syntax to pragmatics and prosody (see the link below for further information).
The position consists of 40 hours of monthly work starting from May 2020 and includes varying tasks. The tasks can include:
experimental work (designing, carrying out, analyzing)
organisation of and helping at conferences/workshops
corpus related work
We are particularly interested in students with the following qualiﬁcations:
knowledge of linguistic theory on at least a bachelor’s degree level in a relevant subject (e.g. general linguistics, German studies, etc.)
background in experimental work
some background in corpus related work is appreciated
good command of English (both written and orally; good command of German is appreciated, but not necessary)
basic knowledge of statistics is appreciated (both theory and practical application, e.g. doing stats in R for analyzing experimental data)
knowledge of R and Praat is highly appreciated
How to apply:
The application should include a short academic CV (at most 1 page, no picture, 1 inch or 2.5cm margins, 12pt) and a short motivational letter (at most 1 page, 1 inch or 2.5cm margins, 12pt, one-half spacing) highlighting your academic expertise relevant for the position. The deadline for applications is April 10. Applications are to be send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “SPAGAD Student Assisant”. Invitations to interviews will be send April 5, taking place April 10 at ZAS (preferably).
A short academic CV (at most 1 page, no picture, 1 inch or 2.5cm margins, 12pt) and a short motivational letter (at most 1 page, 1 inch or 2.5cm margins, 12pt, one-half spacing) highlighting your academic expertise relevant for the position