LINGUIST List 14.2476

Wed Sep 17 2003

Jobs: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute

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  1. cissewski, Historical Ling: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute

Message 1: Historical Ling: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:27:01 +0000
From: cissewski <>
Subject: Historical Ling: Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute

University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Department: Department of Linguistics
Rank of Job: Senior Research Fellow
Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics, Typology, Linguistic
		 Fieldwork, prehistoric linguistics


The Department of Linguistics of the Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig) seeks candidates for one five-year
(non-renewable) senior research fellowship in linguistics. The
candidate should be able to make contributions to the department's
areas of research.

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology studies human
diversity and human origins in a multidisciplinary perspective. The
contribution of linguistics to this goal lies in the study of the
history and prehistory of languages (and peoples) around the world
(especially non-European languages), as well as the current diversity
of human languages (linguistic fieldwork on little-described and
endangered languages and language typology). The Department of
Linguistics collaborates with the Department of Evolutionary Genetics
to compare the evidence from both fields for the prehistory of human
populations. The largest current collaborative projects of the
Department of Linguistics are the Intercontinental Dictionary Series,
the World Atlas of Language Structures, and the Project on Typology of
Loanwords. More information on these and other projects is available
on the institute's website (see below).

The senior research fellow is expected to come with a flexible
research agenda that fits into the department's current foci. S/he
should be ready to contribute to collaborative projects, and s/he will
have the opportunity to propose collaborative projects him/herself.
Regular participation in the department's talks, seminars and
workshops is expected. Except for approved absences (e.g. fieldwork,
conferences, vacation), the place of work is Leipzig. The fellowship
is available from 01 January 2004, but a later starting date may be
negotiated. Senior research fellows must have their PhD in hand, and
normally at least two years of post-PhD research experience, before
the starting date.

There are no teaching obligations, but the opportunity for teaching in
the linguistics program of the University of Leipzig exists.

Good knowledge of English is required.

Applicants are requested to send a C.V., statement of research
interests, two letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work
on a relevant topic to:

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Personnel Administration
Prof. Dr. Bernard Comrie
- Senior research fellow position -
Deutscher Platz 6
D-01403 Leipzig

fax: +49 341 35 50 333

Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 October 2003

The Institute's URL is:

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Prof. Bernard Comrie
	Max Planck Institute for Evol. Anthropology, 
	Deutscher Platz 6
	Personnel Administration, 
	- Senior research fellow position -
	Leipzig, Saxony D-04103
	Applications are due by 31-Oct-2003

Contact Information:
	Prof. Bernard Comrie
	Tel: +49 341 3550315
	Fax: +49 341 3550 333

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