Doctoral Researcher in Language Acquisition




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The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement (TV-G-U) applicable to Goethe University.


The Department of Psycholinguistics and Didactics of the German Language, Faculty of Modern Languages, at Goethe University Frankfurt invites applications for a position as Doctoral researcher (m/f/d), (E13 TV-G-U, 65 % part-time) to be filled by 01 April 2024 within the project “Comprehension of Negation in Child and Adult Speakers of Spanish and German (NegPos)”. The project is part of the CRC 1629 “Negation in Language and Beyond (NegLaB)” funded by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The position will be a part-time position limited until 31 December 2027. 

The successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively in the project and to actively participate in the courses, workshops, and events offered by the CRC. We are looking for a highly qualified candidate, who will (a) develop language-acquisition experiments (offline and eye tracking) for German-speaking and Spanish-speaking children, analyze the data, and contribute to the dissemination of the experimental results.

We offer a stimulating and international collaborative environment, training in methodology and data evaluation as well as funds for networking, conference participations, and individual career development.


Applicants should hold a MA in linguistics, or equivalent, with the degree completed by 31 March 2024 the latest. They should demonstrate prior experience with language acquisition research. Very good language skills in German and/or Spanish are required.

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Please submit your application with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic degrees (if necessary, certified translations into German or English), and your MA thesis, electronically in one single PDF document by 01 March 2024 to Prof. Petra Schulz (