LINGUIST List 10.849

Fri Jun 4 1999

Jobs: English Languages/Linguistics, Syntax

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  1. A.P.ten Cate, English languages & linguistics at Groningen University
  2. Sally Rice, Syntax position at the University of Alberta

Message 1: English languages & linguistics at Groningen University

Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 17:57:01 +0200
From: A.P.ten Cate <>
Subject: English languages & linguistics at Groningen University

Temporary lecturers (docenten) in English language and linguistics 

Maximum 70% per person (0.7 fte) 
The vacancies are in the modern language section of the English 
Department of the Faculty of Arts. The English Department 
consists of around 20 staff members and over 400 students. 

The position 
The department is seeking lecturers who can contribute to the 
following areas: 
- instruction in English language proficiency (vocabulary, fluency, 
 writing skills) 
- instruction in English linguistics (especially focused on 
 sociolinguistics and language acquisition theory) 
- supervision of student honours dissertations (scripties) 
- participation in the department's management. 

Candidate's profile 
Candidates should fulfill the following criteria: 
- first degree in English Language & Literature (B.A., M.A. or drs.) 
 or equivalent 
- for candidates hoping to teach at a higher level, PhD (or virtually 
 completed PhD) in an appropriate area of research 
- native or near-native command of English 
- experience in university teaching, including teaching using 
- a co-operative spirit 
- preferably adequate competence in Dutch. 

The university offers 
The appointment will be on a one-year contract. The salary 
depends upon education and relevant experience of the candidate, 
but will be minimum Dfl 3990,- and maximum Dfl 7396,- (before 
taxes) per month at a full-time appointment. The position begins on 
1 September 1999. The University of Groningen is committed to the 
principle of equal opportunity 

Further information 
Further information is available from the head of the English 
Department, Prof. Dr. Helen Wilcox or the head of the language 
section, Prof. Dr. Alice ter Meulen, phone + 31 050 3635850 
(secretariat) or e-mail: or 
Information about the English Department can be found on the 
Internet at 

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of 
two referees, should be sent to the Head of Personnel Department, 
University of Groningen, P.O. Box 72, 9700 AB Groningen, The 
Netherlands. Please mark the envelope in the upper left hand 
corner with the vacancy number 990186. The closing date for 
applications is June 16, 1999.
N.B.: Applicants from non EC-countries will have to comply with 
immigration restrictions. 

Bram ten Cate
Cluster Europese Talen
Postbus 716
9700 AS Groningen

Telefoon 050-3635932 / 3635850
Fax 050-3635821
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Message 2: Syntax position at the University of Alberta

Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 12:33:21 -0600
From: Sally Rice <>
Subject: Syntax position at the University of Alberta

The Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta,
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the junior
Assistant Professor level in theoretical syntax, effective 1 July
2000. An active research program in one or more of the following
areas is sought: sentence processing, computational linguistics, or
another area that interfaces with the continuing research strengths of
the department. The candidate should hold the PhD and have
demonstrated teaching and research ability. The 1999/2000 salary
floor for Assistant Professors is $42,054 Cdn; the figure for 1 July
2000 will be adjusted on the basis of negotiations between the Faculty
Association and the University.

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta is engaged in an
extensive process of renewal, and is committed to ensuring that the
substantial number of hirings projected over the next several years
will ensure for the future the lively and productive intellectual
environment on which the Faculty prides itself.

The Department of Linguistics has a strong commitment to empirical and
experimental approaches to linguistic research. Department members
are engaged in ongoing research projects, many grant-funded, in
experimental phonetics, discourse processing, and the study of the
phonological, morphological, and semantic aspects of the mental
lexicon. The Department offers both graduate (PhD and MSc) and
undergraduate degrees, and values its reputation for excellence in
teaching and graduate training.

We seek a colleague who wishes to engage in leading-edge research in a
collegial and supportive research environment, to recruit and train
promising graduate students, and to participate in innovative
teaching/learning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this
advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent
residents. If suitable Canadian citizens and permanent residents
cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to the principle of equity in
employment. As an employer we welcome diversity in the workplace and
encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including
Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, all university transcripts,
and three letters of reference should be received by 15 October 1999,

	Lois M Stanford, Chair
	Department of Linguistics
	University of Alberta
	Edmonton T6G 2E7 Canada
	phone: (780) 492 3459 fax: (780) 492 0806
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