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Thu Jan 15 2004

Support: Phonology, Syntax: PhD Fellow, U/Tromso, Norway

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  1. asbjorn.bartnes, Phonology, Syntax: Research Fellow (Ph.D. student), University of Troms�, Norway

Message 1: Phonology, Syntax: Research Fellow (Ph.D. student), University of Troms�, Norway

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 05:32:58 -0500 (EST)
From: asbjorn.bartnes <>
Subject: Phonology, Syntax: Research Fellow (Ph.D. student), University of Troms�, Norway

University or Organization: University of Troms�
Department: CASTL
Rank of Job: Research Fellow (Ph.D. student)
Specialty Areas: Phonology, Syntax


The University of Troms� invites applications for 3-4 positions as
research fellows (Ph.D. students) in theoretical linguistics.

The positions are associated with the Center for Advanced Study in
Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL). For information, please see

The positions are fixed-term positions for 4 years with 25 %
administration or teaching duties each year. Previous employment as
research fellow or in an equivalent recruitment position will count as
part of the education program, so that the total number of years spent
on the education program is 3.

Research fellows will take part in the Faculty's doctoral degree
program and the positions will lead to the awarding of a Ph.D.

The successful applicant will submit a research proposal, which will
be the basis for employment. Each research fellow should, no later
than 6 months after employment, submit a plan for the employment
period which includes a detailed description of the research project
and other parts of the doctoral degree program. The plan should name
the project's supervisor.

Supervision can be given within the areas of syntax, phonology,
morphology and language acquisition/change.

Research Fellows will teach or conduct research-related activities
according to the research fellow's duties.

The successful applicant will document scientific competence in
theoretical linguistics at the Master's level. Applicants must have
mastery of English or a Scandinavian language.

The salary for the positions follows the relevant Norwegian
regulations. The regular salary for a research fellow is NOK 275.900
per year. A 2 % contribution to the Norwegian pension fund is

The application should include:
- a letter of application (up to 3 pages) with a description of the
 applicants' background, research experience and the relevance of
 previous work to CASTL's research project
- Master's thesis or equivalent work, and, possibly, other relevant
 material (see Works below)
- a research proposal (5-7 pages), which must be relevant to CASTL's
 research profile as described on
- 2 letters of recommendation
- certified copies of references, diplomas and transcripts
- a complete list of publications including information about where
 the works have been published

Applications will be evaluated by an expert committee. Emphasis will
be put on the candidates' potential for research based on the Master's
thesis, other academic works and the research proposal

The evaluation will consider the need to maintain the breadth of
CASTL's research profile, and we therefore solicit applications in
syntax, phonology, morphology, language acquisition/change. In
addition, work experience and other activities relevant to the
fulfilment of the research, the doctoral degree program and teaching
will be included in the basis for evaluation. The evaluation will only
consider information and material which are submitted by the deadline.

The application should be sent in 5 collated sets to the specified
address. 3 collated sets of academic works--published or unpublished--
should be sent to the following address:
The Faculty of Humanities
The University of Troms�
NO-9037 Troms�

The University of Troms� wishes to recruit women to academic
positions. When two applicants are found to be essentially equally
qualified, the University will rank the female applicant ahead of the
male applicant.

Employment is decided upon by the Board of the Faculty of Humanities
based on recommendations from the Center's Director.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: The University Director
	The University of Troms�
	Troms�, NO-9037

	Applications are due by 23-Feb-2004

Contact Information:
	Prof. Curt Rice
	Tel: +47 77 64 42 61

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