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Type Job
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2018/12/21 - 2019/01/15
Link https://bit.ly/2T4U6xI
Abstract due 2019/01/15
Submission deadline 2019/01/15
Final version due
Notification date
Tweet Open Rank Position in (German) Linguistics/Research on Social Interaction at the University of Lausanne. Deadline 15th Jan 2019
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Open Rank Position in (German) Linguistics/Research on Social Interaction at the University of Lausanne.

1. Job information

Start date: 1.3.2019 (negotiable)

Duration of contract: PhD position: 4 years, post-doc: 3 years

Employment: PhD student: 100%, post-doc: 75%

Place of work: Lausanne-Dorigny

Project description: The project investigates the use of speech, gaze and gesture to accomplish joint attention in human interaction. Methodologically situated within the framework of multimodal conversation and interaction analysis, the project takes eye tracking technology out of the lab to record naturally occurring social interaction. The project is led by Prof. Dr. Anja Stukenbrock (University of Lausanne) and comprises four subprojects. The successful candidate will work on one of the projects in close collaboration with the team, participate in the organization of workshops, meetings with project partners (Universities of Basel, Zürich, Freiburg/Breisgau, KU Leuven), and international conferences. The project offers excellent technological working conditions, international contacts, and a stimulating interdisciplinary work environment.

2. Qualifications

A. PhD student:

Applicants are required to have a Master's degree in German Linguistics, Linguistics or German Studies (incl. Linguistics) or related areas, an excellent proficiency in German and a particular interest in conversation analysis and multimodality. Applicants are highly motivated to acquire the skills to work with mobile eye tracking. Preferably, they have some previous experience with the recording and analysis of audio-visual data and works well in a team.

B. Post-doc:

Applicants are required to have a PhD in Linguistics (preferably German) or related disciplines with a strong linguistic component and a research focus on social interaction as well as an excellent German language proficiency. The ideal candidate combines technological expertise in the analysis of audio-visual data (preferably, this also includes eye tracking) with a solid methodological background in research on multimodality (verbal transcription, multimodal annotation, qualitative and/or quantitative analysis). S/he is competent in at least one of the following research domains: Conversation analysis, interactional linguistics, multimodality, mobile eye tracking. S/he has excellent writing skills and works well in a team.

3. Further information

Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Anja Stukenbrock for further information: anja.stukenbrock@unil.ch.

4. Application deadline: 15.1.2019

Please submit your application (pdf or word) either in German or English via the online system of the University of Lausanne (https://bit.ly/2T4U6xI). The complete application contains the following documents: Letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, contact details of two referees, an electronic copy of your most important research work (PhD candidates: Master's thesis, seminar paper or scientific publication; Post-docs: Publication list, PhD dissertation).

Only applications submitted via the University's online system may be considered. Thank you for your understanding.