LINGUIST List 12.3105

Sun Dec 16 2001

Support: Field Linguistics, University of Alberta

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <>


  1. David Beck, jobs

Message 1: jobs

Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 12:42:15 -0700
From: David Beck <>
Subject: jobs

Assistantship in Field Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta is inviting
applications for a PhD student research assistantship position, beginning
September 2002, on field project to document an endangered Mexican
indigenous language. The project, currently entering its second year, will
include an eight-month trip to the field in Mexico in January to August of
2003. Students will be expected to participate actively in the elicitation
and archiving of data and the preparation of paper and electronic versions
of a trilingual dictionary. Further details of the project can be found at

This assistantship is designed to provide talented Ph.D. student applicants
with stable funding for the duration of their studies and to facilitate
their involvement as junior colleagues in the academic life of the
Department. Students will have the opportunity to present the results of
individual research at conferences and, where appropriate, will be
encouraged to publish their results in professional venues.

The assistantship will be at the rate of $11,000 CDN per academic year
(September to April). Candidates will be required to meet the entrance
requirements for the Ph.D. programme in linguistics and will be assessed the
normal Ph.D. tuition fees which are currently $3,200 CDN per academic year
for Canadian students and $5,900 CDN for non-Canadian students.

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in
linguistics, preferably at the graduate level, and to those with some
training in linguistic field methods. A good knowledge of typology and
computational skills, as well as competence in Spanish, would be an asset.

The deadline for application for this assistantship is March 15, 2001.
Taking up this position is normally contingent upon admission to the Ph.D.
Programme in Linguistics; applicants are encouraged to meet Departmental
deadlines for applications, as outlined on the UofA Linguistics Website at

The application should include: a) a letter that summarizes past experience
and outlines the candidate's research interests and proposed area of study,
b) unofficial university transcripts, c) an academic writing sample (a
recent paper, thesis chapter, or article), and d) the names and email
addresses of three referees.

Applications should be sent to:

 David Beck
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Alberta
 Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E7
 phone: 780-492-0807
 fax: 780-492-0806

 Final Date of Application: March 15, 2001
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue