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LINGUIST List 19.572

Tue Feb 19 2008

Support: Modern Languages: PhD Student, Newcastle University

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        1.    Florence Myles, Modern Languages: PhD Student, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Message 1: Modern Languages: PhD Student, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Date: 19-Feb-2008
From: Florence Myles <florence.mylesncl.ac.uk>
Subject: Modern Languages: PhD Student, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: Newcastle University
Department: School of Modern Languages
Web Address: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sml/

Level: PhD

Duties: Teaching

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics
Modern Languages


One Graduate Teaching Assistantship leading to a PhD is available in the School
of Modern Languages at Newcastle University for a fixed period of three years
from September 2008 (subject to satisfactory annual reports).

The successful candidate will receive an annual grant of £12,600 (about 17,660
Euros) to carry out postgraduate research on a topic in one of the following
fields of Modern Languages:

- Chinese and Japanese Studies
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
- Film Studies
- Linguistics
- Translating and Interpreting Studies

In addition, research degree fees at UK/EU rate will be waived throughout the
three-year period. In return, the Teaching Assistant will be expected to teach
up to six hours of language classes per week and to attend the Faculty of
Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School Research Training Programme as
part of their doctoral training.

Person Specification
Candidates should have a minimum of an upper-second-class Honours degree in a
relevant area and an MA or equivalent. You should also have native or
near-native proficiency in the relevant language, as well as in English.
Experience in foreign language teaching would be an advantage and further
training will be provided.

Candidates of any nationality may apply for this position. However, the fees
award will only cover fees at the UK/EU rate. Therefore candidates who pay fees
at the international rate will need to provide additional funding to cover their

Your application should include: CV, names and addresses of two referees, and a
research proposal that follows our guidelines Please send this part of your
application to: Dr Elisabeth Andersen, Tel: +44 (0) 191 222 7526, Fax: +44 (0)
191 222 3496, e-mail: e.a.andersenncl.ac.uk.

You must also complete the University's postgraduate application form selecting
Doctor of Philosophy (School of Modern Languages) as the programme of study and
quoting the reference number SML01. Only mandatory fields need to be completed.

Applications Deadline: 14-Mar-2008

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr Elizabeth Andersen
        School of Modern Languages
        Newcastle University
        Newcastle upon Tyne NE17RU
        United Kingdom

Contact Information:
        Lucy Brickwood
        Phone:44 191 222 5867
        Fax:44 191 222 3496

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