Researcher at the postdoctoral level

Lund (SE)
Nov 20, 2019
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Nov 24, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have nine departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have some 700 employees and around 4000 students.

Lund University Humanities Lab is an interdisciplinary department for research technology and training for researchers, techers and students at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology. The Lab hosts technology, methodological know-how, archiving expertise, and a wide range of research projects. Lab activities are centered around the humanities with research targeting issues of communication, culture, cognition and learning. Many projects are interdisciplinary and conducted in collaboration with the social sciences, medicine, the natural sciences, engineering, and e-Science. We have partners and collaborators locally, nationally and internationally. The Lab is a vibrant and dynamic environment enabling scholars in the humanities to combine traditional and novel methods, and to interact with other disciplines in order to meet the scientific challenges ahead to understand, explain and improve the human condition.

Lund University announces a temporary position until 2021-12-23 as a Research Fellow at the postdoctoral level in language acquisition with a specialization in measuring input and studying input effects on language development, 100% (1.0), at Lund University Humanities Lab, Lund University.

Language acquisition is a strong research environment at Lund University with researchers coming from different subjects and specializations. Research in the acquisition group covers different aspects of language acquisition, such as L1, L2, bilingual and L3 acquisition, attrition, processing, impairment, didactics, methodology, and language planning.

The fellowship is part of the research project The LANG-TRACK-APP funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation with Principal Investigators Jonas Granfeldt and Marianne Gullberg. The tasks will include both designing and coordinating parts of the project, involving the constructions of a smartphone application to study language input together with application developers, collecting input and acquisition data in different languages, analysing the data using statistical analyses (e.g., multi-level modelling), and preparing findings for dissemination at conferences and in scientific journal articles.

Applicants must have a completed PhD degree in linguistics, psycholinguistics, applied linguistics, or a related discipline. The successful applicant must a have documented background in language acquisition research and in advanced statistical analyses of quantitative data. The applicant must have a strong command of English and at least one of the languages to be investigated (Swedish, French, Spanish, German). Programming skills are a bonus.

Contact: Jonas Granfeldt, professor Franska/projektledare,

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100

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Last application date 24.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET