LINGUIST List 19.2246|
Tue Jul 15 2008
Jobs: East Cree, Northern & Lang Acq: Post Doc, Memorial University
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East Cree, Northern & Language Acquisition: Post Doc, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Message 1: East Cree, Northern & Language Acquisition: Post Doc, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
From: Julie Brittain <brittainmun.ca>
Subject: East Cree, Northern & Language Acquisition: Post Doc, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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University or Organization: Memorial University
Job Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Web Address: http://www.mun.ca/
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition
Required Language(s): East Cree, Northern (crl)
Opportunity for a postdoctoral fellowship in L1 acquisition (Algonquian)
The Faculty of Arts at Memorial University is seeking applications from
promising new scholars in the social sciences and humanities, for a
one-year postdoctoral fellowship. The Department of Linguistics at Memorial
University would be glad to support an application from a candidate whose
primary area of specialization is first language acquisition. We are home
to a number of research projects which take Canadian Aboriginal languages
as their focus (http://www.mun.ca/linguistics/research). One of these is a
ground-breaking naturalistic longitudinal study of the acquisition of Cree
as a first language, begun in 2004: the Chisasibi Child Language
Acquisition Study (CCLAS, http://www.mun.ca/cclas). The prospective
postdoctoral fellow would participate in the CCLAS project.
We seek expertise in the areas of morphology and/or syntax, but researchers
from any field related to Aboriginal Linguistics and/or First Language
Acquisition should feel free to contact us about this opportunity.
Familiarity with a polysynthetic language (especially an Algonquian
language) would also be an asset.
Contact Julie Brittain for further information on CCLAS (or on the
2008-2009 Arts Postdoctoral Competition).
Further details about the 2008-2009 Arts Postdoctoral Competition are
provided below. For full details, visit the application address listed
below. Prospective candidates may also request further information from
Frederick H. White (fwhitemun.ca), Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts
(Research and Graduate Programs), Memorial University.
Postdoctoral Fellowships provide stipendiary support to recent PhD
graduates who are: undertaking original research; publishing research
findings; developing and expanding personal research networks; broadening
teaching experience; and preparing to become competitive in national
research grants competitions.
Value and Duration:
Postdoctoral Fellowships are valued at approximately $38,000 CAN per year,
plus an accountable research allowance of up to $5,000 CAN per award. These
are non-renewable fellowships, tenable for a one-year period. The award
must normally begin on September 1, 2009.
The applicant must: be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; have
earned the doctorate from a recognized university within the last five
years of the proposed commencement of the postdoctoral period. A career
interrupted or delayed for the purpose of childrearing will be taken into
consideration with a letter of explanation from the applicant; not hold a
tenure or tenure-track faculty position; have finalized arrangements for
supervision with a department and academic advisor in the Faculty of Arts
at Memorial University. To hold the award, applicants must: have completed
all requirements for the doctoral degree by 15 August 2009; engage in
full-time postdoctoral research for the period of the award; and not hold
or have held a tenure or a tenure-track position or hold any other employment.
Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Associate Dean Frederick White
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Arts
St. John's, Newfoundland NL A1C 5S7
Web Address for Applications: http://www.mun.ca/arts/research/postdoc.php
Director, CCLAS Julie Brittain
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