LINGUIST List 15.217

Wed Jan 21 2004

Jobs: Language Documentation: Lecturer, SOAS

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  1. zp2, Language Documentation & Description: Lecturer, SOAS, United Kingdom

Message 1: Language Documentation & Description: Lecturer, SOAS, United Kingdom

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 09:46:45 -0500 (EST)
From: zp2 <>
Subject: Language Documentation & Description: Lecturer, SOAS, United Kingdom

University or Organization: School of Oriental and African Studies
Department: Endangered Languages Academic Programme
Rank of Job: Lecturer
Specialty Areas: Language Documentation and Description





Vacancy number 0408
Salary �24,250 - �35,750 (inclusive of LW)

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 to commence 1st August 2004, 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, but expertise in Asian or African languages
would be preferred.

The appointee should have demonstrated skills in 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
workshops and 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:

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 only be submitted
when accompanied by an application form.

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th March 2004

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Louise Clarke
	HR Department, SOAS,
	Thornhaugh Street, 
	Russell Square
	London, WC1H 0XG
	United Kingdom 

	Applications are due by 05-Mar-2004 

Contact Information:
	Prof Peter Austin
	Tel: (0)2078 984578

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