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LINGUIST List 20.120

Wed Jan 14 2009

Support: General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Groningen

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        1.    Wyke van der Meer, General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands


Message 1: General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 14-Jan-2009
From: Wyke van der Meer <w.a.van.der.meerrug.nl>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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Institution/Organization: Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen
Department: Center for Language and Cognition
Web Address: http://www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg/index

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

(Further details concerning this position can be found on the CLCG site at the following URL: http://www.rug.nl/gradschoolhumanities/admissions/phdpositions/positionsInLinguistics)

The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) announces the following
positions:

Five Graduate fellowships

The Graduate fellowships (sponsored Ph.D.-positions) are open to qualified
applicants from around the world, including the Netherlands.

Specializations
The positions will preferentially be filled in one of the following CLCG
research groups:
- computational linguistics
- language variation and language change
- neurolinguistics

but we shall likewise consider applications in the following areas:
- discourse and communication
- language and literacy development across the lifespan
- syntax and semantics

The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) is a research institute
within the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. It embraces all the
linguistic research in the faculty. Researchers participate in the Groningen
Center for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN), and/or in the national
Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap (LOT). Within the CLCG there are six
research groups: Computational Linguistics, Discourse and Communication,
Language and Literacy Development across the Lifespan, Language Variation and
Language Change, Neurolinguistics, Syntax and Semantics. Graduate students are
working in all of these groups. Ph.D.-training is organized by the Faculty of
Arts Graduate School for the Humanities, which is affiliated with LOT and BCN.

Conditions
- The positions are scheduled to begin September 1, 2009. They all require
residence in Groningen, 40 hours/week research, and the stipends must result in
a Ph.D. dissertation.
- Fellowship Stipends: Graduate students receive stipends of gross 1633 Euros
per month (gross 2443 Euros for Dutch fellows), normally with slight
cost-of-living increases in later years. Graduate student fellows receive a
contract for one year extendible for three further years subject to evaluation
after the first year.

Your profile
- a MA degree in Linguistics or a related field such as Computer Science,
Psychology, etc (depending on the project)
- excellent record of undergraduate and Master's level study
- preferably research experience in the relevant field
- able to work independently
- interest in interdisciplinary research
- willing to learn Dutch
- see specific projects for additional desiderata, differing per project

Procedure
Please include in your application letter remarks about how this position fits
in your career goals and how you hope to contribute scientifically. Please
include in a project sketch how you would interact with the work of the group as
it is described in the pages above (the stronger this connection, the better the
chance of acceptance). In total we would like to receive:
- a letter of application (see above)
- a project proposal
- your curriculum vitae
- a copy of your diploma together with a list of grades
- a list of publications (if any)
- the names and e-mail addresses of two referees

If you are interested in applying, please send the materials above before March
1, 2009 to the address provided below, or by email to Ms Wyke van der Meer.

Please note on the envelope and in your letter that you are applying for a
CLCG-fellowship.

Further information:
See the individual project descriptions for contact persons regarding the
project work.
Dr. C.J.W. Zwart (c.j.w.zwartrug.nl) will be pleased to answer your general
questions.
More details on the projects and on CLCG are to be found on the CLCG-website
provided above.

Applications Deadline: 01-Mar-2009

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Ms. Wyke van der Meer
        CLCG (Positions)
        Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
        Postbus 716
        9700 AS Groningen
        The Netherlands
        email: w.a.van.der.meerrug.nl

Contact Information:
        Dr. C.J.W. Zwart
        c.j.w.zwartrug.nl


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