Postdoc position (50% TVÖD 13): Language Archiving, Linked Data Methods


We invite applications for a 12 month postdoc position (depending on availability starting 1.2.2021 or 1.4.2021) in the area of language archiving, linked data and museums studies for a project on the development of criteria and standards for the curation of annotated audiovisual language data. In collaboration with partners at the Universität Hamburg, the Universität zu Köln, the Institut für Deutsche Sprache (Mannheim) and the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP, London), the applicant will develop linked data approaches and operational criteria for the curation of annotated audiovisual data, typically of small languages, that make them accessible for cross disciplinary and cross sectoral research in memory institutions. We are looking for a person with experience in linked data, meta data ontologies, CIDOC crm, legacy materials, museum collections, computational linguistics and language data in different formats (inscription, manuscript, audio and video recording). A working knowledge of German is a plus.

Please apply until January 10, 2021, with one pdf file, subject “QUEST application”, to both Manfred Krifka ( and Mandana Seyfeddinipur ( Your application should contain (a) a letter of intent that states in particular the nature of your interest in the project and your expertise that you would contribute (b) your CV with a list of your publications, (c) the names and e-mail-addresses of two persons that would provide reference letters if so asked.

 ZAS is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.