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Wed Aug 25 2004

Jobs: Lang Documentation/Description: Post Doc,London

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Message 1: Jobs: Language Documentation and Description: Post Doc, London

Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 11:30:21 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Jobs: Language Documentation and Description: Post Doc, London

University or Organization: School of Oriental and African Studies
Department: Endangered Languages Academic Programme
Rank of Job: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Endangered Languages

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Documentation & Description of Endangered Languages
Endangered Languages Academic Programme Department of Linguistics
�21,594 p.a. - �24,641 p.a. inclusive of London Allowance
Vacancy 04-87

Applications are invited for a two-year Postdoctoral fellowship in the
documentation and description of endangered languages. The position
will be held at SOAS and will commence in January 2005. Applicants
with a research specialization in Asian or African languages will be

The main purpose of the fellowship is to contribute to the research
and teaching in the Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP),
which is one component of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages
Project along with the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme
(ELDP) and the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR). ELAP is located
within the Department of Linguistics and the Fellow will be a member
of the department whose staff members are strongly committed to
extending the frontiers of theoretical and field linguistics research.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the
research profile of ELAP and of the Department of Linguistics, to
contribute up to 3hrs teaching per week, and to present papers at
departmental seminars and conferences. There may also be opportunities
to be involved in workshops and intensive training courses.

Applicants should hold (or be about to complete) a PhD in linguistics
with a focus on documenting or describing an endangered
language. Evidence of preparation of an annotated corpus of
documentary materials will be an advantage.

Benefits include 30 days annual leave plus statutory and bank holidays
and membership of USS pension scheme.

An application form and information pack may be obtained from the
Human Resources Department. Application forms should be accompanied with:
a curriculum vitae (to include a list of publications); an
abstract/summary of the applicant's doctoral thesis; and a clear
statement of the candidate's academic plans for two postdoctoral

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 25 October 2004.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Human Resources Dept
	School of Oriental and African Studies
	Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
	London, London WC1H 0XG
	United Kingdom 
	Tel: 020 7898 4134 
	Fax: 020 7074 5129 

	Applications are due by 04-Oct-2004

Contact Information:

	Professor Peter Austin
	Director of ELAP, SOAS
	Russell Square, London

	Tel: 0207 898 4578
	Fax: 0207 898 4349

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