LINGUIST List 12.129

Sat Jan 20 2001

Jobs: Lang Acq: Researcher at U of Hamburg, Germany

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  1. J.M.Meisel, Lang Acq: Researcher at U of Hamburg, Germany

Message 1: Lang Acq: Researcher at U of Hamburg, Germany

Date: 19 Jan 2001 10:35:48 -0000
From: J.M.Meisel <>
Subject: Lang Acq: Researcher at U of Hamburg, Germany

Rank of Job: post-doctoral/post-graduate researcher
Areas Required: language acquisition
Other Desired Areas: syntactic theory, Romance languages 
University or Organization: University of Hamburg 
Department: Research Center on Multilingualism 
State or Province: Hamburg
Country: Germany
Final Date of Application: February 24th, 2001
Contact: J.M. Meisel

Address for Applications:
Max-Brauer-Allee 60
Hamburg D-22765 


Sonderforschungsbereich 538: Mehrsprachigkeit 
Max-Brauer-Allee 60 - D-22765 Hamburg

Job opportunities as of April 1st, 2001

1 post-doctoral researcher (full position)
2 post-graduate researchers (half positions)

in a research project on "Simultaneous and Successive Acquisition of
Bilingualism" (Principal investigator: J. M. Meisel). This project
investigates similarities and differences in grammatical development
between bilingual first language acquisition, monolingual first
language acquisition, and adult second language acquisition. It is one
of 13 projects of the Collaborative Research Center on Multilingualism
funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsge-meinschaft, German Research
Foundation) established at the University of Hamburg in 1999.

All positions begin April 1st 2001 and will extend until at least June
30, 2002, the end of the current funding period. They can be further
extended for a total of five years, in accordance with � 57b
Hochschulrahmengesetz. The salary of the post-doctoral researcher
corresponds to that of a lecturer in German universities (BAT IIa);
the weekly work load amount to 38 hours. The post-graduate researchers
must hold an M.A. (or equivalent). He or she will receive
approximately half of the BAT IIa salary for a work load of 19.5 hours
per week and will be expected to complete a doctoral dissertation on a
topic related to the theme of the research project. The post-doctoral
candidate will be expected to co-direct this research group together
with J.M. Meisel. Research results obtained during the work on this
projects may be included in the dissertation.

Requirements are: good knowledge of syntactic theory (Principles and
Parameters Theory and/or the Minimalist Program), experience with
language acquisition research, and good knowledge of at least two of
the following languages: German, French, Spanish, Portuguese,
Basque. Also desirable would be experience with corpus analysis and/or
computer skills.

The University of Hamburg wishes to increase the number of women among
their academic staff and therefore encourages women to apply. In
accordance with Hamburg law (Gleichstellungsgesetz), female candidates
will be given priority in case of equal qualifications with male

Handicapped applicants will be given priority over other candidates, in
case of equal qualifications. 

Send application (including CV, list of publications, names of two
referees) by February 24th, 2001 to Prof. J. M. Meisel at the above
address; for further inquiries contact J.M. Meisel at
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