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LINGUIST List 18.854

Wed Mar 21 2007

Jobs: Russian & Cognitive Linguistics: PhD Position, U of Tromsø

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        1.    Tore Nesset, Russian & Cognitive Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Tromsø, Norway

Message 1: Russian & Cognitive Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Tromsø, Norway
Date: 20-Mar-2007
From: Tore Nesset <tore.nessethum.uit.no>
Subject: Russian & Cognitive Linguistics: PhD Position, University of Tromsø, Norway

University or Organization: University of Tromsø
Department: Dept. of Language and Linguistics
Web Address: http://uit.no

Job Rank: PhD Position

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Cognitive
Linguistics, Russian Linguistics

Required Language(s): Russian (rus)


There is a vacancy for a PhD position in Russian linguistics at the
Humanities Faculty at the University of Tromsø. Ref. 07-454. The position
is based in the Humanities Faculty which includes two departments and the
Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics - A Norwegian Center
of Excellence (CASTL).

The position that is open is connected to the "Exploring Emptiness"
research project which will be led by Professors L.A. Janda and T. Nesset.
In their applications, candidates should describe their qualifications and
explain how they can contribute to the completion of the project. The
project is described at http://uit.no/humfak/8775/.

The person appointed will write a PhD dissertation about the so-called
"empty prefixes" (pustye pristavki) in Russian. S/he must have an MA degree
in Russian language or equivalent relevant education. Candidates must
document good proficiency in Russian. In addition it is an advantage, but
not a requirement that candidates have one or more of the following

- Background in Cognitive Linguistics (e.g. a university-level course in
this linguistic theory)
- Experience in teaching Russian
- Experience in developing and using interactive learning materials
- Knowledge of Corpus Linguistics and experience with the use of electronic
corpora (e.g. Nacional'nyj korpus russkogo jazyka)
- Knowledge of statistical analysis
- Good writing ability in English

The term of the scholarship will be used to complete course work and
research, and will result in the awarding of a PhD degree.

After appointment, the PhD student will, in collaboration with the project
leaders, produce a plan for how the term of the scholarship will be used
both taking into consideration the research project and other professional
training. The plan will be ready within three months after the appointee
commences employment. The plan will name the person who will have scholarly
responsibility for the advising of the appointee.

The normal period of appointment is 4 years with a 25% teaching load each
year. The salary for the position follows the relevant Norwegian
regulations for public organizations (code 1017).

A committee of experts will evaluate the candidates. The main emphasis of
the evaluation will be placed on the candidate's research potential as
evidenced by

- MA thesis or the equivalent
- Other scholarly works, if available
- The other relevant qualifications described above

Work experience and other work activity that is important for completing a
PhD degree, as well as any pedagogical qualifications will be taken into
account. Experience in administrative or organizational posts will be seen
as an advantage. The candidate should deliver the information and materials
which s/he wants the committee to take into consideration before the
application deadline.

To apply, the applicant must:
- complete the electronic form at
- send 3 collated copies of 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,
certified copies of diplomas and certificates and the list of scholarly
works to the University Director at the address below.

The deadline is May 15 2007.

For further information and a complete English version of the advertisement
contact Tore Nesset (tore.nessethum.uit.no).

Application Deadline: 15-May-2007

Mailing Address for Applications:
Universitetet i Tromsø
Tromsø N-9037

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Professor Tore Nesset
Email: tore.nessethum.uit.no
Phone: +47 77 645 633
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