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LINGUIST List 20.2211

Wed Jun 17 2009

Jobs: French & Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Toronto...

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        1.    Mihaela Pirvulescu, French & Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada

Message 1: French & Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
Date: 16-Jun-2009
From: Mihaela Pirvulescu <ma.pirvulescuutoronto.ca>
Subject: French & Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: Language Studies
Job Location: Toronto/Mississauga, Canada
Web Address: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/~w3fgi/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): French (fra)

Description:

The University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Language Studies
invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate to join the
SSHRC-funded project on child language acquisition: "The acquisition of
object clitics by children learning French as their first or second
language" (Ana PĂ©rez-Leroux, Mihaela Pirvulescu and Yves Roberge). This is
a one-year position, renewable by mutual agreement for a second year.

The specific domain is child first and second language acquisition of the
pronominal clitic system in French (syntax and morphology). The
responsibilities will include participation in all aspects of the project:
coordinating the naturalistic and experimental component; manage, in
collaboration with the investigator, aspects of participant recruitment
including the creation and maintenance of a database of school contacts;
contributing to the scientific orientation of the project through regular
participation in project meetings and the write-up and presentation of
results.

The post-doctoral fellow will have an office in the Department of Language
Studies, access to the lab in the Department of French (Downtown Campus),
and will have the use of the University's Library facilities. There might
also be opportunities for teaching a course in the area of specialisation.

Required qualifications:
-PhD in experimental linguistics, child language, second language
acquisition, psychology, cognitive science, speech-language pathology at
the time of application (and within 5 years of PhD completion).
-Experience collecting data (experimental and/or naturalistic) from children;
-Record of scholarship as evidenced by presentations and/or publications
related to child language acquisition;
-Native or near native fluency in French.

Applications including a letter describing career goals, current
accomplishments, and specific training and research plans associated with
this position, CV, transcript (unofficial is sufficient), three sample
publications and at least two letters of recommendation (letters may be
sent in scanned form).

Value: approximately 30,000 per year.

Applications will continue to be accepted until August 1st 2009 or until
position is filled. Position start date is preferably fall 2009.

Please see job contact information below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Mihaela Pirvulescu
3359 Mississauga Rd. North, North Building
Mississauga L5L 1C6
Canada
Email Address for Applications: ma.pirvulescuutoronto.ca
Contact Information:
Prof. Mihaela Pirvulescu
Email: ma.pirvulescuutoronto.ca
Phone: 905-828-3766

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