LINGUIST List 16.738

Fri Mar 11 2005

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        1.    Curt Rice, Open Specialty: PhD Student, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

Message 1: Open Specialty: PhD Student, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

Date: 11-Mar-2005
From: Curt Rice <>
Subject: Open Specialty: PhD Student, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

University or Organization: University of Tromsø
Job Rank: PhD
Specialty Areas: Phonology; Syntax

The University of Tromsø invites applications for up to 3 research fellow
positions (Ph.D. students) in theoretical linguistics.

The positions are associated with the Center for Advanced Study in
Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL) at the Faculty of Humanities; read more
about CASTL at , and please watch the CASTL website for
updates about these positions.

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 in theoretical
linguistics at the Master's level. Applicants must have proficiency in
English at a level appropriate for advanced scientific work.

The salary for the positions follows the relevant Norwegian regulations. At
the time the regular salary for a research fellow is NOK 292.200, - 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
applicant's background, research experience and the relevance of previous
work to CASTL's research project

-a research proposal (5-7 pages), which must be relevant to CASTL's
research profile as described on

-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 application should be sent in 5 collated sets to the following address
by March 29:

The University Director
The University of Tromso
NO-9037 Tromso

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

In addition to the application materials mentioned above, applicants must
also send 3 collated sets of academic works - published or unpublished - to
the following address by March 29. This will minimally include the
Master's thesis, or comparable work.

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

The evaluation will only consider information and material which are
submitted by March 29, 2005.

The evaluation will consider the need to maintain breadth within CASTL's
research profile, taking into consideration our core strengths in syntax
and phonology.

For questions about position 1: please Contact Prof. Peter Svenonius at

For questions about position 2 and 3, please contact Prof. Curt Rice

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.

Address for Applications:

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

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