Open Positions

The Research Group of Dr. Mingya Liu at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Osnabrück University invites applications for

1 Research Assistant
(Salary level E 13 TV-L, 65 %)

to be filled as soon as possible on a fixed-term basis until September 30, 2020.

Description of Responsibilities:
The position involves participation in the research activities within the research project “The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives: Cross-Linguistic and Experimental Perspectives (SPOCCC)”. The project investigates the syntactic, semantic and pragmatic properties of conditional connectives in different languages with a focus on English, German and Mandarin Chinese. Responsibilities include particularly the investigation of conditional connectives in formal semantic and pragmatic frameworks using psycholinguistic methods (comprehension, production, EEG). The position does not involve teaching obligations.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic degree (Master/Diploma) in cognitive science, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or related fields. They should have experience in formal semantics and pragmatics, as well as psycholinguistic methods. A good command of English is mandatory. Knowledge of German or Mandarin is not required, but is a plus.

Osnabrück University has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and carers balance their family and work life.

The university aspires to ensure equal opportunities for men and women and strives to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made.

If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.

Applications with the usual documentation (a motivation letter, CV, list of publications if any) should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF-file to the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science ( no later than November 30, 2018. Further information can be obtained from Dr. Mingya Liu (