LINGUIST List 13.756

Thu Mar 21 2002

Jobs: Historical Ling, Morphosyntax: PostDoc Germany

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  1. Prof.J.M.Meisel, Historical Ling, Morphosyntax: PostDoc, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Message 1: Historical Ling, Morphosyntax: PostDoc, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Date: 21 Mar 2002 09:33:18 -0000
From: Prof.J.M.Meisel <>
Subject: Historical Ling, Morphosyntax: PostDoc, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Rank of Job: 1 post-doctoral researcher (full position) or 2
Post-graduate researchers (half position)
Areas Required: Historical Linguistics, Morphosyntax
Other Desired Areas: Romance languages
University or Organization: Universität Hamburg
Department: SFB "Mehrsprachigkeit"
State or Province: Hamburg
Country: Germany
Final Date of Application: April 15, 2002
Contact: Prof. J. M. Meisel

Address for Applications:
Institut für Romanistik, von Melle-Park 6

Job opportunities as of July 1, 2002 (pending approval of funding)

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

in a research project on "Multilingualism as cause and effect of
language change" (Principal Investigator: J. M. Meisel). This project
investigates morphosyntactic change in French, Spanish and Portuguese,
focusing on the period between 1200 and 1450. It is one of currently
13 projects of the Collaborative Research Center on Multilingualism,
established at the University of Hamburg in 1999 and funded by the
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation). 

Both types of positions begin July 1st and will extend until at least
June 30, 2005. They can be extended for a total of five years. The
salary of the post-doctoral researcher corresponds to that of a
lecturer in German universities (BAT II a). The post-graduate
researchers must hold an M.A. (or equivalent). He or she will receive
approximately half of the BAT II a salary for a workload of 19,25
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; the weekly workload
amounts to 38,5 hours.

The University of Hamburg is aiming at an increase in the proportion
of women in scientific positions. Applications from women are
therefore strongly encouraged. In accordance with the Hamburg Equal
Opportunity Act, women of equal qualifications will receive prior

Requirements sought are: good knowledge of syntactic theory (Minimalist
Program or Principles and Parameters Theory), experience with research
on diachronic language change, and good knowledge of Old French and
possibly Old Spanish or Old Portuguese. Knowledge of German would be

Applications from severely handicapped persons will take priority over
those who do not have a lawfully preferred status, when both exhibit
equal aptitude, qualifications, and professional achievements.

Send application (CV, list of publications, names of two referees) by
April 15, 2002 to Prof. J. M. Meisel, University of Hamburg, SFB 538
(see address above) or at Institut für Romanistik, von Melle-Park 6,
D 20146 Hamburg. For further inquiries contact
(Esther Rinke).
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