LINGUIST List 15.941

Sat Mar 20 2004

Jobs: Lang Aquisition: Post Doc, U of Calgary, Canada

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  1. LRC, Lang Aquisition: Post Doc, U of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Message 1: Lang Aquisition: Post Doc, U of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 18:01:02 -0500 (EST)
From: LRC <>
Subject: Lang Aquisition: Post Doc, U of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

University or Organization: University of Calgary
Department: Language Research Centre
Rank of Job: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition, second language acquisition,
second language pedagogy, the use of tech


Language Research Centre
University of Calgary
Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition 2004-2005

The Language Research Centre of the University of Calgary invites
applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in second language
studies, including one or more of the following areas: second language
acquisition, second language pedagogy, the use of technology in
support of these domains. The fellowship will be held at the LRC for a
twelve-month period, beginning at a mutually agreed upon date between
July 1, 2004 and September 1, 2004. The term of the fellowship will
be for one year.

Associated with the University's newly established Language Research
Centre (LRC) and collaborating with a wide variety of units studying
second language phenomena, the Fellowship holder will be expected to
undertake an appropriate research programme in the domain of Language
Learning and Literacy, identified as contributing to the University of
Calgary's research strengths and constituting one of its areas of
international prominence.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for
scholars who have recently completed doctoral studies to pursue
further their chosen areas of scholarly research. The post-doctoral
fellow will have an office in the LRC and will have the use of the
University's Library facilities. They will be expected to share their
research in a public lecture and to involve themselves in the
community of scholars working at the LRC and focussing on a variety of
languages. The Fellowship offers the possibility of work in a
multi-disciplinary context with a team of researchers committed to
both theoretical and applied research in an area central to the
development of a multicultural society and in a context strongly
supportive of second language acquisition.

The Fellowship is supported as part of the Province of Alberta's
ACCESS grant in second language learning and as such the Fellowship
holder will also be expected to participate in one or more of the
various LRC projects under this programme.

The LRC's support should be acknowledged in all oral and written
publications that result from the research supported. The Fellowship
carries a stipend of $30,000 plus associated benefits. The application
deadline is May 1, 2004. Fellows may also, with the approval of the
department head of the appropriate teaching unit, augment the stipend
by teaching up to a maximum of one full course.

All applicants must include proof of the date the Ph.D. was or will be
conferred. Candidates in the final year of their doctoral programmes
who wish to apply may do so on the clear understanding that the award
will be withdrawn if all academic requirements for the degree are not
completed by September 1, 2004.

Application Procedure
Applications must contain (i) a curriculum vitae; (ii) a current
transcript; (iii) a detailed statement of the research proposal in a
form that makes the applicant's research project understandable to
experts in his or her own discipline; and (iv) a descriptive title and
abstract of 150 words directed to an interdisciplinary adjudication
committee. Two copies of the application are to be submitted to the
LRC. It is particularly important that the date of Conferment of
Degree and official Masters and Doctoral transcripts be included.

Applicants are to provide names of three scholars whose opinion the
LRC may seek. It normally solicits additional external assessments.
The applicant's list of referees are to be submitted on a separate
page that includes their addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and
email addresses.

All applications and documentation should be received at the LRC no
later than 1 May, 2004. Candidates will be informed about the outcome
of the competition by 15 June 2004.

Address for Applications:

Attn: Dr. Nicholas Zekulin
Craigie Hall, 4th Floor, University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Applications are due by 01-May-2004

Contact Information:
Dr. Nicholas Zekulin.
Tel: +1- 403-210-8550
Fax: +1-403-210-8108

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