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Post-doctoral researcher, English historical sociolinguistics, Belgium


The Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Linguistics for a  post-doctoral researcher in the area of  English historical sociolinguistics

Job description

  • You will carry out research related to the ERC starting grant ‘Mind-Bending Grammars: The dynamics of correlated multiple grammatical changes in Early Modern English writers’ ( The central topic of this project is how much syntactic change is possible in adult individuals.
  • Your responsibilities include:
    • assisting in preparing the corpus of 17th-18th-century individuals;
    • charting a social network of these individuals;
    • carrying out corpus-based research on the grammaticalisation of grow and get (grow weak, obsolete grow a lawyer) in these individuals;
    • sharing thoughts with project team members (incl. co-supervision) on their case studies and the interaction of social and internal-cognitive dynamics;
    • disseminating the project’s results both professionally and for a wider audience.
  • You provide limited teaching assistance in the department of linguistics.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctorate degree (PhD) in linguistics;
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative;
  • You are an expert in sociolinguistics, preferably from an English historical perspective;
  • You have experience with corpus-based research;
  • A functional-cognitive or constructionist background is an asset;
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy;  
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds to the educational vision of the university;

We offer

  • A position remunerated as doctorate assistant for a period of three years (non-renewable);
  • The date of appointment will be 1 September 2015;
  • A full time gross monthly salary ranging from 3.896,31 euro – 6.074,02 euro;
  • Challenging work in a dynamic team of five young researchers on a prestigious research project financed by the European Research Council.

How to apply?

  • Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date of 15 May 2015;
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel;
  • The interviews of the candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will take place on 9 June 2015.
  • More information about the application form can be obtained from Ben Daems (Tel. +32 (0)3 265 31 51);
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Dr. Frank Brisard (, Tel. +32 (0)3 265 42 69).

Further Information

Application Deadline : 15 May 2015

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