LINGUIST List 13.3352

Wed Dec 18 2002

Jobs: Language Documentation: Lecturer,United Kingdom

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Message 1: Language Documentation: Lecturer, United Kingdom

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 05:10:14 +0000
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Subject: Language Documentation: Lecturer, United Kingdom

University or Organization: School of Oriental and African Studies
Department: Linguistics
Rank of Job: Lecturer
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics, Language documentation, Language
description, Linguistic theories


�24�-�39� p.a. inclusive of London Allowance 

The Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP) is a new initiative
established at SOAS funded by the Lisbet Rausing Charitable Fund, to
support the study and documentation of endangered languages.

ELAP is one component of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project
along with the Endangered languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) and
the Endangered Languages Archive. ELAP is located within the
Department of Linguistics, an active research community strongly
committed to extending the frontiers of theoretical and field
linguistics research within the School's mission to be a centre of
excellence in research and teaching related to Asia and Africa.
We are now seeking to appoint a lecturer in language documentation for
a period of four years with possible extension of an additional four
years, to commence 1st May 2003, to undertake research and teaching in
theoretical and applied aspects of language documentation with a focus
on endangered languages. Area of language specialisation is open.

The appointee should have demonstrated skills research and teaching in
linguistic analysis, language documentation, fieldmethods, and digital
archiving and publication. A record of experience and skills in
teaching and supervision at postgraduate levels, plus proven
administrative and organisational ability is essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the
research profile of ELAP and of the Linguistics Department, to
teaching and supervision in postgraduate courses and to be involved in
intensive courses (eg. summer schools). There may also be
opportunities to contribute to undergraduate teaching.

Annual leave is 30 days per year plus statutory and bank holidays.
USS pension scheme will be available.

For informal enquiries about the lectureship, please contact Professor
Peter Austin, Director of ELAP, SOAS, Russell Square, London, WC1H
0XG, UK. E-mail:

>From January 6th 2003, an application form and job description may be
obtained from the Human Resources Department, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street,
Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG (Tel: 020 7898 4134; Fax: 020 7898
4129. e-mail: No Agencies. CVs may be
submitted when accompanied by an application form.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28th February 2003

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Miss Louise Clarke
	SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, 
	Russell Square
	London, WC1H OXG
	United Kingdom 
	Applications are due by 28-Feb-2003

Contact Information:
	Miss Zara Pybus.
	Tel: 0207 898 4578
	Fax: 0207 898 4349

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