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LINGUIST List 16.3439

Thu Dec 01 2005

Jobs: General Linguistics: Post Doc, Northwestern U

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        1.     Mellon Search Committee, General Linguistics: Post Doc, Northwestern University, IL, USA


Message 1: General Linguistics: Post Doc, Northwestern University, IL, USA
Date: 29-Nov-2005
From: Mellon Search Committee <mellonling.northwestern.edu>
Subject: General Linguistics: Post Doc, Northwestern University, IL, USA


University or Organization: Northwestern University
Department: Linguistics
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University invites applications
for a full-time non-renewable Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship funded through a
grant to the University from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship is
for a period of two academic years, beginning September 1, 2006. In accordance
with the fellowship guidelines, all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed
prior to the start of the fellowship period. We are seeking recent Ph.D.s in
any subfield of linguistics who have analyzed primary data (e.g., experimental
data, field data, or natural language corpora) in order to address theoretical
issues. Candidates with research interests in the languages of US
Hispanic/Latino populations or languages of the Islamic world are especially
welcome.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position also
provides funds for computer facilities and professional travel. Mellon
postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate fully in Northwestern's
interdisciplinary research environment, teach a one-quarter lecture course and a
one-quarter seminar per year, and present one colloquium per year.

For fullest consideration, candidates should ensure that their application
arrives in the Department before January 15, 2006. Applications by e-mail will
not be accepted. The application should include the candidate's CV (indicating
an e-mail address), statements of research and teaching interests, teaching
evaluations (if available), and reprints or other written work. (Finalists will
be asked to submit a copy of the dissertation, or completed portions thereof, at
a later date; it is not necessary to do so at this time.) Candidates should
arrange to have 3-4 letters of reference sent directly to the search committee
by the application deadline; if possible, one of the letters should specifically
address the applicant's teaching qualifications.

E-mail inquiries should be directed to mellonling.northwestern.edu. The web
page for the Department is: http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/linguistics.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and
applications from minority and women candidates are especially welcome. The
fellowship is open to non-US citizens, as long as the necessary permit to work
in the US is in hand prior to September 1, 2006.


Address for Applications

Mellon Search Committee
Department of Linguistics
Northwestern University
2016 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-4090
USA

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2006

Contact Information

Mellon Search Committee
Email: mellonling.northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-7020
Fax: 847-491-3770
Website: http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/linguistics


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