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Wed Mar 21 2007

Jobs: Russian & Cognitive Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Tromsø

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        1.    Tore Nesset, Russian & Cognitive Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Tromsø, Norway

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

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

Job Rank: Post Doc

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

Required Language(s): Russian (rus)


There is a vacancy for a Post Doctoral position in Russian linguistics at
the Humanities Faculty at the University of Tromsø. Ref. 07-455.

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 Post Doctoral Position is a fixed-term position with an appointment for
2 years.

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 who will be appointed must have a PhD in Russian language or
equivalent relevant education. Candidates must document that they have good
linguistic proficiency in Russian. In addition it is an advantage, but not
a requirement that candidates have one or more of the following qualifications:

- Background in Cognitive Linguistics (e.g. a university-level course in
this linguistic theory)
- Experience with developing and using digital linguistic databases
- 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 entire position will be devoted to research, research-related work, and
research administration.

After appointment, the Post Doctoral Researcher will, in collaboration with
the project leaders, produce a work plan for completion of the project for
which the Post Doctoral researcher was appointed. The plan can be
considered to be a portion of (and clarification of) the work contract for
the fixed-term position and shall include a project description and a

The plan shall state who has responsibility to provide scholarly leadership
for the appointee as their advisor.

The salary for the position follows the relevant Norwegian regulations for
public organizations (code 1352).

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

- PhD dissertation or equivalent work
- Other scholarly works, if available
- The other relevant qualifications described above

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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