LINGUIST List 15.2823
Sat Oct 09 2004
Jobs: Typology: Post Doc, La Trobe University
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Typology: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Australia
Message 1: Typology: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Australia
From: Alexandra Aikhenvald <A.Aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au>
Subject: Typology: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Australia
University or Organization: La Trobe University
Department: Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Typology
RCLT Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2005
Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in
the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology. This is to commence on 1st March
2005, or soon thereafter.
Applicants should have been awarded their doctorates within the last five years.
They should have experience of linguistic fieldwork and will, ideally, have
already completed a grammatical description of some previously undescribed
language (not their native language) in terms of basic linguistic theory. The
University may consider cases in which the period is in excess of five years due
to special circumstances.
Applications will be considered from candidates whose thesis is currently under
examination. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent
qualifications at the date of appointment. La Trobe graduates should normally
have a minimum of two years postdoctoral research experience at another
institution. A Fellowship will not normally be awarded to an applicant who
holds a permanent appointment within the University.
The successful applicant will work as part of a team with Professor R.M.W.
Dixon, Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, and other members of the Research
Centre, on a topic relating to languages preferably from either South America or
the New Guinea region (primarily relating to Papuan languages). They will
undertake extensive fieldwork and will either (i) produce a comprehensive
description of some previously undescribed language; or (ii) pursue an in-depth
study of a language contact situation. Option (ii) will be suitable for someone
who already has good knowledge of one or more of the languages involved in a
suitable contact situation. The choice of project will be made after discussion
between the successful applicant and Professors Dixon and Aikhenvald.
The Fellowship will be a three-year appointment and is intended to advance the
research activities of the University by bringing to or retaining in Australia a
Enquiries should be directed initially to the Director of RCLT, Professor R.M.W.
Dixon(email linguistic.typologylatrobe.edu.au, phone +61 3 9479 6401).
Further information and the application form may be obtained from the RCLT World
Wide Web Address http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt.
The original application and five copies must be received by the Secretary of
the RCLT Research Committee, no later than 5th November 2004. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.
Salary Range: A$48,400 pa. - A$51,954 pa.
Closing Date: 5th November 2004
La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a smoke-free
Address for Applications:
Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, FAHA
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
Institute for Advanced Study
La Trobe University
Application Deadline: 05-Nov-2004
Phone: +61 3 9479 6401
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