LINGUIST List 13.413

Thu Feb 14 2002

Jobs: Lang Description: PostDoc, Leiden Netherlands

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  1. Marian Klamer, Lang description & comparison: Postdoc, Leiden Univ., The Netherlands

Message 1: Lang description & comparison: Postdoc, Leiden Univ., The Netherlands

Date: 14 Feb 2002 15:00:11 -0000
From: Marian Klamer <m.a.f.klamerlet.leidenuniv.n>
Subject: Lang description & comparison: Postdoc, Leiden Univ., The Netherlands

Rank of Job: Postdoc 
Areas Required: East Timor, language description & comparison
Other Desired Areas: Typology, Language contact
University or Organization: Leiden University
Department: Languages and Cultures of SE Asia and Oceania
State or Province: Leiden
Country: The Netherlands
Final Date of Application: 23 March 2002
Contact: Marian Klamer m.a.f.klamerlet.leidenuniv.n

Address for Applications:
Leiden University, Faculty of Arts, Personnel Department, P.O. Box 9515
2300 RZ
The Netherlands

The Research School of Asian, African and Amerindian Studies (CNWS)
seeks candidates for two linguistic research positions (postdoc and/or
PhD candidate; the PhD position is posted separately) in the
"Vernieuwingsimpuls" project "Linguistic Variation in Eastern
Indonesia and East Timor", funded by NWO and the University of Leiden.

This research project focuses on the documentation of four endangered
languages of East Timor, two of which belong to the Austronesian
family, while the other two are allegedly "Papuan". The descriptive
data are placed in the larger context of language contact, areal
patterns, and genetic and typological variation of languages in
Eastern Indonesia.

For a description of the project, see 

As a Postdoc, you are expected to carry out and publish descriptive
and comparative surveys of two or more East Timor languages,
co-operate with the head of the project in the cross-linguistic
comparison of the data, and publish on theoretical implications of the
findings. The Postdoc will carry out her/his research project within
the research school CNWS.

Requirements: (a-c: essential, d-g: desirable)
(a) PhD in linguistics 
(b) Ability to carry out fieldwork independently in East Timor
(c) Experience in descriptive grammar writing, preferably of a language
in the region
(d) Field experience in Asia (preferably Indonesia or East Timor)
(e) Working knowledge of Portuguese, Tetun and/or Indonesian
(f) Knowledge of recent theoretical issues on language contact, change,
and/or typology 
(g) Good publications record 

Appointment: Fixed term contract for 3 years. The position is available
from 1 September 2002. Salary: Scale 10, to be determined (Euro 2056 -
 3260 gross p/m) 

To apply, please submit: 
A letter of application, a CV, a copy of your PhD thesis (if
unpublished), and a sample of written work on a relevant topic.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered!

Applications, quoting the application number 2-032, should be
submitted to the following address, before March 24, 2002:

Leiden University, Faculty of Arts
Personnel Department, Mrs. M.J.P. Okker, Head
Cleveringaplaats 1, Postbus 9515
2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Leiden University encourages women to apply.
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