Postdoctoral Fellow - Language Comprehension Lab

Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date : 
September 1, 2022

Starting date: September 1, 2022 (flexible)

Eva Wittenberg’s Language Comprehension Lab ( in the Department of Cognitive Science at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a postdoc position. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

As a postdoc in the Language Comprehension Lab, you will develop and implement studies using eye-tracking or behavioral research methods to investigate language comprehension in one of the following two research topics:

  1. The relationship between language and event cognition
  2. Cognitive approaches to the mental representation of linguistic varieties

Duties and responsibilities:
The position will allow the postdoc to focus on research and the development of their own research program within the topics outlined above, without teaching obligations. Duties include:

  • Conceptual and technical development, data acquisition, and analysis of experimental research
  • Presentation at international conferences and through publications
  • Training and co-supervision of doctoral students and/or student assistants
  • Assistance in daily lab organization
  • Participation in funding acquisition


  • PhD or equivalent in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or a related field (by starting date)
  • Demonstrated research experience in one of the two areas of research
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Experience with experimental methods, including programming experiments
  • Data processing and analysis skills (using R or Python)

The annual gross salary starts at 50,000 EUR. The actual final salary may be higher depending on the seniority and level of expertise of the selected candidate.

How to apply

Please submit:

  • Cover letter outlining motivation (please indicate whether you are applying for topic 1 or 2)
  • CV, including a list of publications
  • Research Proposal relating to one of the two research topics mentioned above
  • Contact information of three references
  • Up to 3 publications

For any questions, please do not hesitate to email Eva Wittenberg (

Please send your complete application package to: - including the job code in the subject line: 2022/036.

We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of shortlisted candidates may be contacted for references later by CEU.

CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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