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Stellenausschreibung / Job advertisement

In School III - Linguistics and Cultural Studies - in the Institute of Dutch Studies there is a temporary vacancy until 31.07.2024 for the position of a

Postdoctoral Research Associate (m/f/d)/

(Salary group 13 TV-L)

Salary is depending on previous experience and education (German TV-L E13, 100%). The position is suitable for part-time work.

The position is located in the teaching and research area of Digitized Language Research that is to be developed at School III of Linguistics and Cultural Studies. It is localized at the interface of linguistics/language acquisition research/language didactics and corpus linguistics on the one hand and computer science with a focus on data analysis/data science and possibly the analysis of large data sets (Big Data), e.g. with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML)/Natural Language Processing (NLP), on the other hand.


The position involves

Support and establishment of the digital Speech-Lab of School III, which will allow students and doctoral candidates to test and use digital speech data collection and digital speech processing and analysis with the help of computational linguistic methods,

Consulting and training activities with respect to programming skills, data analysis, databases for linguistic and language didactic projects at the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies,

Development work in these projects,

own research in Digital Humanities, in the field of linguistics,

Development and implementation of modules in the above-mentioned areas, this in cooperation with the Department of Computing Science,

Teaching in the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies, courses on programming for linguists/language didacticians, on digitized data analysis and databases, on digital language processing, on (digital) empirical research methods according to the (2 weekly classes of 2 hours per semester)

Required is

a university degree in computational linguistics/linguistic data processing, digital humanities with a focus on linguistics, computer science with a focus on linguistics, linguistics with a focus on digital language data collection and analysis, and

a PhD, preferably in one of the above-mentioned areas,

programming skills, also for the implementation of language data annotation and analysis

the acquisition of good knowledge of German (in case candidate does not speak German yet).

Desirable is

a focus on computational linguistics/linguistic data processing, digital humanities with a focus on the linguistic domain, computing science with a focus on the linguistic domain, or linguistics with a focus on digital language data collection and analysis,

Experience in corpus linguistic work,

Experience with digital research methods for language data collection, processing, and analysis,

Knowledge of frameworks such as NLTK, openNLP, or CoreNLP,

statistical knowledge and experience with R,

Teaching experience in the above-mentioned areas,

very good knowledge of English,

good knowledge of German.

We offer an interesting field of work in digitized language research with extensive opportunities and intensive contact with researchers, junior researchers and students of the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies as well as the possibility of connecting with School II of Computing Science. In addition, we provide you with technically up-to-date and powerful computer equipment.

The University of Oldenburg is an equal opportunities employer. According to § 21 para. 3 of the legislation governing Higher Education in Lower Saxony (NHG), preference shall be given to female candidates in cases of equal qualification. The same applies to persons with disabilities.

Please send your application with a curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, and a list of publications and university courses, mentioning "Digitized Language Research" in the subject line, by February 4, 2022, preferably by e-mail as one coherent pdf file to

(total size maximum 40 MB)

or by mail to Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, FK. III, Institut für Niederlandistik, attn: Prof. Dr. Esther Ruigendijk, 26111 Oldenburg.

Please note that application documents will not be returned. Therefore, please do not send original documents.

Questions about the position will be answered by: Prof. Dr. Esther Ruigendijk: and Prof. Dr. Katrin Kleinschmidt-Schinke:

N.B. The German version of this advertisement, which is legally binding, may be found at This English version is for information only.


(Stand: 16.01.2022)