Specialty Areas: morphology, lexical semantics, statistical modeling, experimental or computational linguistics


Labex EFL (Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, http://www.labex-efl.org/) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher in quantitative morphology. The position is for 12 months (full time) and, depending on the results, can be renewed for another 12 months. The position is provided by the strand on « Experimental Grammar » of the Labex EFL project (strand 2). The ideal profile combines a linguistic expertise in morphology and/or lexical semantics and advanced skills in statistical modeling, machine learning and/or experimental linguistics. However, applications demonstrating expertise in one of these two area will be considered carefully.

The postdoc will work within the context of the Morph3 work package, entitled The many-to-many nature of lexeme formation. Phenomena currently being studied within Morph3 include rivalry between morphological processes and the rivalry between morphologically marked vs unmarked sense extensions. Language(s) under study will be decided taking into account the postdoc’s expertise.

There are no teaching requirements in this position. However, regular participation in collective scientific activities (e.g., seminars) will be expected.  Knowledge of French is not required.

Research Environment:

The postdoc will be affiliated with the Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/), located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The LLF is an interdisciplinary research laboratory linked to the Department of Linguistics (UFR de Linguistique) at the Université Paris Diderot (https://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/), which brings together researchers from computational, experimental, theoretical, and descriptive linguistics. The lab has an experimental room with experimental material (eyetracker, SMI glasses, portable EEG…), and houses a computing infrastructure for machine learning. Research will benefit from the support of an engineering team with competence on linguistics resources, experimentation and computing.

Starting date and salary:

The intended starting date of the position is Oct 1, 2019. The applicant’s PhD should have been defended and filed by the starting date. The position will pay 26.000 euros net per year.

Application details: Prospective applicants should send:

– A curriculum vitae including publications

– A description of the research project to be undertaken during the contract (up to 4 pages)

– A website address where the publications can be downloaded.

– Names of 3 professors for reference letters.

For full consideration, please send the application in a single email by May 15, 2019. All communication and materials should be addressed to the application emails address below. We intend to ask for reference letters in May and (videoconference) interview and select candidates in early June 2019.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019

Contacts for applications: Lucie Barque and Olivier Bonami

Email address for applications and/or questions: olivier.bonami@linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr / lucie.barque@univ-paris13.fr