PhD Student
Ghent University Department of Linguistics

 PhD Student


Last application date                  May 08, 2019 23:59


Department                               LW06 - Department of Linguistics


Employment category                  Doctoral fellow


Contract                                    Limited duration



                                                Master in linguistics (or an equivalent degree), for a PhD on dative subject constructions in Icelandic, German and Dutch.

Occupancy rate                           100%


Vacancy Type                              Research staff



Job description


In the framework of an interdisciplinary project on productivity in syntax, we are currently hiring several full-time doctoral fellows (four years), among which one Master in linguistics (or an equivalent degree), for a PhD on dative subject constructions in Icelandic, German and Dutch.

Profile of the candidate


The candidates are expected to have a great interest in linguistic research, as evidenced in, preferably, a Master paper in the area of linguistics with a focus on at least one of the languages involved (i.e. Icelandic, German and Dutch). Experience in corpus linguistics and some familiarity with quantitative methods are certainly a plus. Since the successful candidate will be working in a team on a common topic, team-playership and collaborative skills are particularly welcome. In addition, all candidates should have an excellent knowledge of English. More information about this Phd can be found at Ghent University offers a four-year contract starting on 1 October 2019. In this time a PhD dissertation has to be completed. Successful candidates will be employed as research staff member (with regular health insurance, etc.). Information about salary and employee benefits for incoming international staff can be found at


How to apply


The deadline for applications is 8 May 2019. Applications should be submitted to and should consist of: a detailed CV, including degree grades and title of Master Thesis, and a letter of motivation in English. Please mention PhD4 in the subject field. More information about the project and each of the profiles we are looking for can be found at Contact one of the project supervisors for more information (see Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on the 22nd or the 27th of May. They will be notified by the 15th of May at the latest. Promoters: Peter Lauwers, Jóhanna Barðdal, Timothy Colleman, Renata Enghels, Rob Hartsuiker, Miriam Taverniers. Co-promoters: Ludovic De Cuypere, Alice Foucart, Anne-Sophie Ghyselen.

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