Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

Postdoc position in Linguistics

The Universiteit van Amsterdam seeks to fill a PostDoc-position in linguistics. It forms a part of the overall project 'The origins of truth and the origins of the sentence' recently funded by the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) and directed by Dr. Wolfram Hinzen. The task of the subproject relevant to this announcement is a contribution to our understanding of sentence syntax and the sentence/NP distinction specifically, since sentential structures are the only ones that are evaluable for truth (as distinct from reference). The overall project, which consists of two further subprojects, deals with the origin and nature of propositional thought and its relation to the human faculty of language.

Relevant candidates must have a PhD in Linguistics and a background in generative syntax. An interest in linguistic theory, the foundations of language, and the evolution of language are essential; some interest or competence in philosophy is a plus, but no requirement.

This is a 3-year, full-time position. The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel.

More information
All inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Wolfram Hinzen ().

Job application
The envisaged start date for the position is 1 September 2006, but may be negotiable. Please send, preferably by email, a cover letter containing a statement of interest and a full CV with names and contact addresses of at least two potential referees. Please send applications (in English) to

Dr. Wolfram Hinzen
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15
1012 CP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Applications are reviewed as of now, an official deadline (probably in April) will be announced later. This position also involves the option to spend some periods of time in the respective institutions of project partners abroad.

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