Stadt: Wien

Beginn: 2024-03-01

Ende: 2028-02-29

Gehalt: s. Kollektivvertrag der Universität Wien (

Stellenumfang: 75% (30h) (in compliance with the rules of the Austrian Science Fund FWF)


The newly funded Spezialforschungsbereich (SFB) ‘Language Between Redundancy and Deficiency’ is seeking to hire a number of pre- and post-docs for up to four year positions, starting in March 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The SFB consists of 8 subprojects and an
administrative subproject in the areas of syntax, morphology and semantics, investigating the interface of the symbolic system of grammar and the stochastic cognitive system. The focus of the first four years will be on pronouns, their structure, feature specification and interpretation. The SFB involves PIs from Departments of Linguistics, German Studies, Romance Studies and Slavic Studies at the Universities of Vienna, Graz and Salzburg.
The subprojects are connected under the SFB umbrella project, and there will be collaborations among the subprojects, but applications should be submitted for a specific subproject. We seek excellent early-career researchers with a strong background in theoretical linguistics.
Applicants should have MA/PhD degrees in linguistics with specializations as detailed below. The SFB will provide an active and lively research environment with inter-university collaborations as well as ties to the local research communities, and an intellectually open, inclusive and flexible work environment at three leading Austrian universities. International applicants are encouraged,
knowledge of German is not a prerequisite, unless noted otherwise below. Payment and benefits are as specified in the Austrian Kollektivvertrag for public employees; in addition, the SFB provides funds for travel, conferences, workshops and networking activities.

Subproject: Fading reference – the pragmaticalization of pronoun + verb
PI: Eva-Maria Remberger
Location: Vienna, Department of Romance Studies
1 PhD position (predoc, 75%)
The successful candidate will do research in a project on the development of highly frequent pronoun-verb-combinations in Italian in order to investigate their grammar at the interfaces to pragmatics. An excellent or near native language competence in Italian is expected. Applicants should have a solid background in theoretical linguistics, preferably with a specialization in Italian morphosyntax, including the interfaces to pragmatics. Experience in corpus and field research as well as a solid knowledge of formal semantics and pragmatics would be a plus.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the project work, including publications and conference participation, assist in organizational matters, and complete a PhD dissertation at the university of Vienna during the four years of the program.
For more information please contact the PI (

We are looking forward to receiving your application (in English). Applications should include the
following documents:
• Cover letter/statement of interest
• CV
• Written academic paper (thesis, other qualifying paper, publication)
• Copies of degree certificates
• Addresses of potential recommenders or, optional: letters of recommendation
Unless indicated otherwise please submit the documents as a PDF-file, or several PDFs merged in one zip-file.
Applications should also be sent to
Application Deadline: Unless noted otherwise below, reviewing of applications will begin on the
15th of February 2024, but positions will remain open until filled.

Beitrag von: Eva-Maria Remberger

Redaktion: Robert Hesselbach