LINGUIST List 10.1890

Wed Dec 8 1999

Jobs: Research Fellowships in Linguistics/Japan

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  1. h32140, Research Fellowships in Linguistics

Message 1: Research Fellowships in Linguistics

Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 12:07:24 -0500 (EST)
From: h32140 <>
Subject: Research Fellowships in Linguistics

	Research Fellowships in Linguistics
	The Graduate School of Language Sciences at Kanda University 
	of International Studies (KUIS) has recently launched a linguistics 
	project that involves research in theoretical linguistics and related 
	areas such as psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and computational 
	linguistics. This project is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for COE (= 
	Center of Excellence) Research of the Japanese Ministry of Education. 
	KUIS hosts two post-doctoral positions for this project, and invites 
	applications for these positions. 
	Location: Graduate School of Language Sciences, Kanda University 
	of International Studies, Makuhari, Chiba, Japan (45 minutes from 
	the center of Tokyo) .
	Application Deadline:
	Jan 20, 2000
	Period: For one year or less, depending on when it is started. 
 This time, the term ends in March 31, 2001. 
 If the term is started in September, it will be 7 months. 
 It is possible to start earlier than September 2000, in which
	case it will be more than 7 months, but it cannot exceed one year.
	Qualification: Ph.D. obtained by the time of appointment (strictly 
	required); or Ph.D. received within the past six years. 
 Junior faculty members are eligible if they can take a leave from 
 their institution for the term of the grant. 
	(NOTE: These positions are supported by the Japan Society for the 
	Promotion of Science (JSPS), and the awards are finalized on their 
	Specialization: Any area of theoretical linguistics (e.g., Syntax, 
	Semantics, Morphology, Phonology) or related areas (e.g., 
	Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Computational linguistics).
	Nationality: non-Japanese.
	Roles and Duties: The purpose of our project is to develop our 
	linguistics research not only in theory construction but also in 
	theory application and verification. We are especially interested in 
	collaboration with psycholinguistics (language acquisition in 
 particular), neurolinguistics, and computational linguistics. 
 The grantees are expected to take part in our project by, 
 for example, presenting their work in seminars and colloquia 
 and attending our project meetings. 
	There will be ample time to further develop their own research and/or 
	to revise their dissertation for publication.
	Stipend (subject to change): 270,000 yen (approximately 2,600 US 
	dollars) a month for living; plus 200,000 yen for settling in. 
 In addition, up to 800,000 yen (7,700 dollars) for research purposes 
 will be supplied by the Ministry of Education if an application is 
 filed and accepted. 
	(NOTE: Housing will be supplied by KUIS as described below. 
	Though the living costs in Japan (the Tokyo area in particular) are 
	high, 270,000 yen a month will be enough for a decent life because 
	housing is taken care of.) 
	Other privileges: A furnished apartment within a short distance of 
	the university; an office room; a round trip air ticket to and from 
	Tokyo; internet access; free use of a personal computer and other 
	research facilities including the university library. 
	Send a letter of application, CV (nationality and date of birth must 
	be included), major publications, and two letters of recommendation 
	 Akira Watanabe
	 Linguistics Project, COE
	 Dept. of English
	 University of Tokyo
	 7-3-1 Hongo
	 Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
	For more information, send e-mail to: Akira Watanabe at 
	< >
	or fax to +81-43-273-2358.
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