LINGUIST List 16.482

Wed Feb 16 2005

Jobs: Phonology/Syntax: Post Doc, University of Tromso

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        1.    Curt Rice, Phonology/Syntax: Post Doc, University of Tromso, Norway

Message 1: Phonology/Syntax: Post Doc, University of Tromso, Norway

Date: 16-Feb-2005
From: Curt Rice <>
Subject: Phonology/Syntax: Post Doc, University of Tromso, Norway

University or Organization: University of Tromso
Department: CASTL
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Phonology; Syntax


The University of Tromsø invites applications for up to 3 two-year post-doctoral
positions in theoretical linguistics. The positions may be extended to three
years in certain circumstances.

This announcement is unofficial and contingent upon final administrative
approval. Please watch for the official announcement and the
final official deadline.

The positions are associated with the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical
Linguistics (CASTL) at the Faculty of Humanities. CASTL is a relatively new
research centre with funding from the University of Tromsø and the Norwegian
Research Council through their Centre of Excellence scheme. CASTL defines a
research community of well over 20 staff.

One of the positions -Position 1- will be linked to a specific research program
in syntax named 'Moving right along', directed by Professor Peter Svenonius. For
more information on this project, see

For the other two positions -Position 2 and Position 3- we solicit applications
connected to any one (or more) of CASTL's projects, as presented at

Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for. Applicants applying for
more than one position may send a single set of application materials.

The successful applicant will document scientific competence within those areas
of theoretical linguistics which are relevant to CASTL's research project.

The salary for the positions follows the relevant Norwegian regulations. At the
time the regular salary for a post doctor is NOK 358.700 per year. A 2 %
contribution to the Norwegian pension fund is obligatory.

The application should include:
- a letter of application (up to 3 pages) with a description of the applicants'
background, research experience and the relevance of previous work to CASTL's
research project
- Ph.D.-dissertation or equivalent work, and, possibly, other relevant material
(see Works below)
- A research proposal (5-7 pages), which must be relevant to CASTL's research
profile as described on CASTL's web page:
- 2 letters of recommendation
- certified copies of references, diplomas and transcripts
- a complete list of publications including information about where the works have
been published

The evaluation will consider the need to maintain breadth within CASTL's
research profile, taking into consideration our core strengths in syntax and
phonology. The evaluation will only consider information and material which are
submitted by the deadline.

NB! The official deadline is not yet known. It should not be before March 18th.
Please watch for updates on the official deadline (which is the
deadline for postmarks).

The application should be sent in 5 collated sets to the following
address by the deadline for applications:

The University Director
The University of Tromsø
NO-9037 Tromsø

NB! We also want the application letter and project proposal sent to
us electronically at

Applicants should send 3 collated sets of academic works - published
or unpublished - to the following address by the deadline for applications.

The Faculty of Humanities
The University of Tromsø
NO-9037 Tromsø

The University of Tromsø wishes to recruit women to academic positions. When two
applicants are found to be essentially equally qualified, the University will
rank the female applicant ahead of the male applicant.

For questions about position 1: please Contact Prof. Peter Svenonius at
For questions about position 2 and 3, please contact Prof. Curt Rice

Address for Applications

University of Tromso
Tromso NO-9037

Application Deadline: 18-Mar-2005

Contact Information:

Curt Rice
Phone: 4777644261

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