The Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle (LLF) is seeking to support applications in linguistics and language sciences to Research Associate positions at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
CNRS Research Associate positions are full-time permanent positions intended for candidates in their early career. Applicants must hold a PhD. Knowledge of French is not required.
Although CNRS recruits researchers by way of a national competition, applicants are encouraged to select a research lab to which they would like to be assigned, and support by an appropriate research lab is crucial for a successful application.
Located at Université Paris Diderot/Université de Paris, the LLF has about 80 members, including 36 permanent faculty members, working on every subfield of linguistics. In recent years, it has extended its focus from formal and theoretical linguistics to domains such as psycholinguistics, experimental linguistics, computational linguistics, dialogue, typology, and Sign language linguistics.
The LLF is interested in supporting a limited number of applicants, with an excellent research record and willing to develop a project that would fit the lab's areas of inquiry.
The official call for application will be published on December 3 with a deadline in early January.
Prospective applicants that wish to be supported by the LLF are invited to contact the lab by December 8, sending a CV and a short description of their research profile.
Decisions on whether support is granted will be taken by December 15.
This position is funded by a Chair d’Excellence initiative at the Université de Paris that will be based at the Laboratoire de linguistique formelle. The project aims to experimentally investigate the inferential profiles of discourse connectives (e.g. and, but, if, so, and because) through adults’ reaction times, EEG, and development. The aim will be to isolate what can be described as the procedural meaning of discourse connectives while keeping material constant and inferential information from the background to a minimum.
The ideal candidate will have an express interest in experimental pragmatics or an allied interdisciplinary area, be comfortable (preferably competent) with the above experimental techniques, and a desire to work on challenging problems at the nexus of experimentation and theory.
Applicants are expected to:
Preferred starting date (this is subject to administrative concerns): 1 March 2020
Deadline for applications: 22 November 2019
Candidates should submit the following documents in electronic format:
All materials and inquiries should be sent to Ira Noveck.