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LINGUIST List 18.343

Wed Jan 31 2007

Jobs: Theoretical Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Tromsø

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        1.    Christin Kristoffersen, Theoretical Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Tromsø, Norway

Message 1: Theoretical Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Tromsø, Norway
Date: 30-Jan-2007
From: Christin Kristoffersen <Christin.kristoffersenhum.uit.no>
Subject: Theoretical Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Tromsø, Norway

University or Organization: University of Tromsø
Department: CASTL
Web Address: http://uit.no/castl
Job Rank: PhD Position
Specialty Areas: Phonology; Syntax
Required Language(s): English (eng)


Applications should be marked Ref. 06-7074

The Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL) is pleased
to announce 3-4 PhD positions in theoretical linguistics, contingent upon
final approval of funding.

The scientific group at the center currently consists of about 40
researchers and PhD students. CASTL is responsible for a graduate school in
theoretical linguistics, and the advertised positions will be associated
with this school.

Our primary research activity is within generative grammar, especially
syntax and phonology, and we expect to hire 1-2 persons in each of these
two fields, depending on the evaluation of the applications. Applicants
must provide a description of the project which meets CASTL's research
profile as described at:
http://uit.no/castl or http://uit.no/castl/projects/

At least one of the positions will be connected to one of the three
following projects:

- Using Selective Global Comparison to Investigate the Nature of
Phonological Features

- Syntactic Architecture (ArcSyn)

- Scalar Structure Across Categories

Individuals hired in these positions are expected to follow the graduate
school program and to complete a doctoral dissertation. The application
should include a 5-7 page non-binding description of a potential
dissertation project. The application should also include documentation of
the applicant's relevant background.

The positions are fixed-term for four years with 25% administrative or
teaching duties each year.

Previous employment as a research fellow or in an equivalent recruitment
position will count as part of the education program, so that the total
number of years spent on the education program is three.

A more detailed plan for teaching, coursework and research will be
developed by the employee together with the research environment and/or
supervisor shortly after beginning the position. The successful applicant
will have to document competence in theoretical linguistics at the Master's
level. The applicant must be able to use English in his/her teaching and

The salary for the positions follows the relevant Norwegian regulations for
public organizations (code 1017). A 2% contribution to the Norwegian
pension fund is obligatory.

The University of Tromsø wishes to recruit female researchers. In the event
that two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally
qualified, female applicants will be given priority.

The applicant must provide information and material that he/she wishes to
be considered by the committee, within the deadline.

To apply, the applicant must:

- complete the electronic form at

- send 3 collated copies of the works you want the committee to evaluate to
the Faculty of Humanities at the address below.

- send 5 collated copies of a letter of application accompanied by a CV,
project description, certified copies of references, diplomas, transcripts
and a list of
scientific works to the University Director at the address below.

The deadline is February 23, 2007.

If you have questions regarding the positions or the application, please
contact Prof. Curt Rice (curt.ricehum.uit.no) or Head of Administration
Christin Kristoffersen (christin.kristoffersenhum.uit.no).

Address for Applications:
Universitetet i Tromsø
Tromsø 9037

Application Deadline: 23-Feb-2007

Contact Information:
Head of administration Christin Kristoffersen
Email: Christin.kristoffersenhum.uit.no
Phone: + 47 776 46399
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