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Wed Feb 25 2009

Jobs: Anthropological Linguistics: Post Doc, James Cook University

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        1.    Alexandra Aikhenvald, Anthropological Linguistics: Post Doc, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia


Message 1: Anthropological Linguistics: Post Doc, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
Date: 23-Feb-2009
From: Alexandra Aikhenvald <Sasha.Aikhenvaldjcu.edu.au>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics: Post Doc, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
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University or Organization: James Cook University
Department: The Cairns Institute
Job Location: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Web Address: http://jcu.edu.au
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Description


Description:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anthropological Linguistics (Two Positions)
- Ref. No. 9037

Applications are invited for two three year Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships in the Cairns Institute to work as part of a team headed by
Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Professor R.M.W. Dixon, within the
framework of their joint project 'World through the prism of language: a
cross-linguistic view of genders, noun classes and classifiers'.

Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent qualification, preferably
awarded within the last five years. Cases in which the period since the
award of the doctorate is in excess of five years may also be considered,
as will applications from candidates whose thesis is currently under
examination. Experience of linguistic fieldwork is required and ideally the
appointee will have already completed a grammatical description of a
language that has not previously been described (not their native language)
in terms of basic linguistic theory. A Fellowship will not normally be
awarded to an applicant who already holds an appointment within the
University. Ideally, we are seeking to make one appointment to work on a
language from South America with the other to work on a language from New
Guinea. However applicants with primary interest in another area will be
considered. The appointees will be required to undertake extensive
fieldwork and will produce a comprehensive description of a previously
undescribed language.

It is essential that prospective applicants contact Professor Aikhenvald
(contact information is provided below).

Employment Type: Appointment will be full-time for a fixed-term from 1 May
2009 to 30 April 2012 subject to a probationary period.
Salary: Academic Level A - $59,478 - $63,733 per annum or Academic Level B
- $67,009 - $79,289 per annum. Benefits include generous employer
superannuation contribution and attractive options for salary packaging.
Level of appointment and commencing salary will be in accordance with
qualifications and experience.

Applicants must follow the Method of Application procedures (including
systematically addressing the Selection Criteria). Further information is
available at http://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs/ or by contacting the Recruitment
Officer, Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences telephone: (07)
4781 6207; e-mail renee.joycejcu.edu.au

Application Deadline: 27-Mar-2009

Email Address for Applications: Sasha.Aikhenvaldjcu.edu.au
Web Address for Applications: http://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs
Contact Information:
Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
Email: Sasha.Aikhenvaldjcu.edu.au
Phone: 61-(0)7-40421117, 0400305315
Fax: 61740421390
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