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As a young principal investigator

Interested in joining our NCCR project as a young principal investigator? We will be happy to support you in your search for a host institution and to welcome you! You can find below a list of grants (fellowship or salary) focused on persons conducting research and more details on the procedure.

SNSF Funding Schemes

  • Eccellenza grant
    SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships are aimed at highly qualified researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship. Eccellenza supports them in achieving their goal by allowing them to lead a generously funded research project as an assistant professor with their team at a Swiss higher education institution. Details on the SNSF Website
  • Ambizione grant
    Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The scheme supports young researchers both from Switzerland and abroad. Scientists holding non-professorial academic positions at higher education institutions are also eligible to submit an application. Details on the SNSF Website
  • PRIMA Grant
    PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent women researchers who show a high potential for obtaining a professorship. PRIMA grantees conduct an independent research project with their own team at least at the group leader level within a Swiss research institution. Details on the SNSF Website

NCCR Evolving Language Support

  • Coming soon

Open positions

  • The University of Zurich invites applications for an assistant professorship with tenure track in descriptive and anthropological linguistics.

    The position should be filled at the earliest opportunity. After two temporary three-year contracts the position will become tenured on the condition that the candidate passes the evaluation process.

    The successful candidate has an extensive background in fieldwork, with particular emphasis on typologically informed linguistic analysis (e.g., grammar writing), digital language documentation (e.g., corpus development), and theoretically motivated research on the social and cultural conditions of language diversification and / or language use. We expect the successful candidate to participate in interdisciplinary research projects, especially within the framework of Switzerland’s National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Evolving Language and in collaboration with quantitatively-oriented researchers.

    Candidates are expected to have an outstanding academic track record and a PhD degree in hand at the time of application. Teaching may be carried out in English, non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within a reasonable period of time. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the gender diversity in leading positions. Female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The closing date for applications is 24 February 2022. For further information about the position please contact Prof. Balthasar Bickel ().

    Date of Publication: 12 January 2022
    Application Deadline: 24 February 2022

    Online Application