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LINGUIST List 19.1373

Wed Apr 23 2008

Jobs: Various: Postdoctoral & Doctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute

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        1.    Bernard Comrie, Various: Postdoctoral & Doctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

Message 1: Various: Postdoctoral & Doctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Date: 22-Apr-2008
From: Bernard Comrie <comrieeva.mpg.de>
Subject: Various: Postdoctoral & Doctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
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University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Leipzig, Germany
Web Address: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/
Job Rank: Postdoctoral & Doctoral Fellowship

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Typology


Doctoral fellowship in linguistics
Postdoctoral fellowship in linguistics

The Department of Linguistics of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology (Leipzig) seeks candidates for a two-year doctoral fellowship
in linguistics (with the possibility of two 6-month extensions) and/or a
two-year postdoctoral fellowship in linguistics (also with the possibility
of two 6-month extensions). The candidates should be able to make
contributions to the department's areas of research.

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology studies human
diversity and human origins in a multidisciplinary perspective. The
contribution of linguistics to this goal lies in the study of the history
and prehistory of languages (and peoples) around the world (especially
non-European languages), as well as the current diversity of human
languages (linguistic fieldwork on little-described and endangered
languages and language typology). The Department of Linguistics
collaborates with the Department of Evolutionary Genetics and the Junior
research Group on Comparative Population Linguistics to compare the
evidence from linguistics and genetics for the prehistory of human
populations. The largest recent and current collaborative projects of the
Department of Linguistics are the World Atlas of Language Structures
(http://wals.info/) and Loanword Typology. More information on these and
other projects is available on the institute's website (see below).

Doctoral fellows should already have an MA in Linguistics or an equivalent
qualification, and be either registered or qualified to register in a
recognized doctoral program at a university or equivalent degree-awarding
institution. Doctoral fellows have the possibility of obtaining their
doctoral degree through the University of Leipzig (http:/www.uni-leipzig.de).

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to come with a flexible research agenda
that fits into the department's current foci. They should be ready to
contribute to collaborative projects, and they will have the opportunity to
propose collaborative projects themselves.

Regular participation in the department's talks, seminars and workshops is
expected. Except for approved absences (e.g. fieldwork, conferences,
vacation), the place of work is Leipzig. The fellowships are available from
01 October 2008, but a later starting date may be negotiated. Postdoctoral
fellows must have their PhD in hand before the starting date.

There are no teaching obligations, but the opportunity for teaching in the
linguistics program of the University of Leipzig exists.

Good knowledge of English is required.

Applicants are requested to send a CV, statement of research interests, two
letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work on a relevant topic
to the address given below or by e-mail to Bernard Comrie (in which case
supplementary materials available only in hard copy should be sent to the
above mailing address).

Institute web site: http://www.eva.mpg.de

Application Deadline: 17-May-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Bernard Comrie
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Personnel administration
Deutscher Platz 6
Leipzig D-04103
Contact Information:
Prof. Bernard Comrie
Email: comrieeva.mpg.de
Fax: +49 341 35 50 333
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