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LINGUIST List 18.2155

Mon Jul 16 2007

Jobs: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University

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        1.    Alexandra Aikhenvald, Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

Message 1: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
Date: 16-Jul-2007
From: Alexandra Aikhenvald <a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au>
Subject: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
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University or Organization: La Trobe University
Department: Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
Web Address: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Language Description


RCLT Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Full-time, fixed-term (Academic Level A) position

Remuneration package of $67,578 to $72,540 per annum, which includes 17%
employer superannuation.

Campus: Institute for Advanced Study, Bundoora

Applications are invited for two, three-year Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships in the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology. They are to
commence on 1st December 2007, or soon thereafter.

Applicants should have been awarded their doctorate 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. A Fellowship will
not normally be awarded to an applicant who already holds an appointment
within the University.

The successful applicant will work as part of a team with Professor
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Professor R.M.W. Dixon, and other members of the
Research Centre. Ideally, we are looking for one Postdoctoral Research
Fellow who will work on a language from South America and one who will work
on a language from New Guinea. However applicants with primary interest in
another area will be considered. Each appointee 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 only be available to someone
who already has good knowledge of one or more of the languages involved in
a suitable contact situation (and has undertaken significant analysis on
them). The choice of project will be made after discussion between the
successful applicant and Professors Aikhenvald and Dixon.

Each 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 promising scholar.

Before making a formal application, potential applicants are invited to
communicate with Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald at the email address listed

Applicants are also invited to visit our website listed above.

Application Deadline: 24-Aug-2007

Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
RCLT La Trobe University Bundoora
Melbourne, Victoria 3084

Contact Information:
Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
Email: a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au
Phone: 3-61-94796402
Fax: 3-61-94673053

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