[Hallgato] Fw: [geovis] PhD Student Position --- GIScience and Linguistics / Dialectology

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2012. Júl. 25., Sze, 06:47:54 CEST

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From: "Robert Weibel" <robert.weibel at geo.uzh.ch>
To: geovis at iais.fraunhofer.de
Sent: 25 Jul 2012 05:42:13 +0200
Subject: [geovis] PhD Student Position --- GIScience and Linguistics /

Dear colleagues,

Please find attached an announcements for a PhD Student / Research 
Assistant position in our research center, with a focus on the use 
and development of methods from GIScience and geostatistics for the 
study of the evolution and spatial variation of Swiss German 
dialects. The position is situated in an interdisciplinary project 
that is pursued in collaboration with linguists.

Many thanks for bringing this announcement to the attention of 
potentially interested candidates!

Rob Weibel


PhD Student / Research Assistant, GIScience and 
Linguistics/Dialectology (SynMod)

The GIScience Center at the Department of Geography, University of 
Zurich (UZH) invites applications for a PhD studentship in the area 
of language and space. The position will start on 01 December 2012, 
or as soon as possible thereafter, and is for three years, with an 
option for an extension of up to four years. Salary is commensurate 
with the pay scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The successful applicant will be working under the supervision of 
Prof. Robert Weibel on the interdisciplinary research project SynMod 
("Modeling of Morphosyntactic Area Formation in Swiss German"). 
SynMod is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation SNF and 
aims to study area formation in Swiss dialects, in close 
collaboration with the dialectology group of the German Department of 
UZH, where a postdoctoral fellow will be working on the project. 
Using data from the "Syntactic Atlas of Swiss German Dialects" 
(SADS), the PhD student will be working to develop computational 
models of spatial variation of grammatical features in Swiss German 
dialects. This will entail testing linguistic hypotheses from dialect 
research, in particular about the correspondence of linguistic 
features with geographic features, such as topographic barriers or 
cultural borders. A clear set of research goals are identified in the 
full project proposal, but the successful candidate will be expected 
to develop and refine these further.

The GIScience Center hosts several research groups working on diverse 
topics including language and space, geographic information 
retrieval, digital terrain modeling, uncertainty modeling, movement 
analysis, digital cartography and mobile systems, geovisual 
analytics, and spatial cognition. For more information, see 

We are looking for a highly motivated, independent person with a 
passion for science. We offer outstanding working conditions, a 
stimulating environment, and high quality of life in Zurich. 
Applicants are required to have completed a Masters level degree in a 
relevant field such as geographic information science (GIScience), 
computational linguistics, computer science, or geomatics. The 
position will entail carrying out data-oriented computational 
research. Familiarity with methods of GIScience, in particular 
spatial statistics, and programming experience will be an advantage, 
or must be acquired during the project. Knowledge of German and of 
Swiss-German dialects is considered a plus. An interest in issues of 
language and linguistics, in particular dialectology, will be 
expected. You will also have a very good standard of written and 
spoken English.

Send curriculum vitae, a motivation statement, transcripts, and 
contact details for two referees (including e-mail addresses) in a 
single PDF document and with reference "SynMod" to 
Robert.Weibel at geo.uzh.ch, no later than 31 August 2012. For further 
questions, contact Robert Weibel at the above email address.

Robert Weibel
Professor of GIScience
Department of Geography
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich (Switzerland)
<Robert.Weibel at geo.uzh.ch>
Phone: +41-44-635 51 90
Fax:   +41-44-635 68 48
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GEDE Mátyás
ELTE Térképtudományi és Geoinformatikai Tanszék, Budapest

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