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LINGUIST List 21.1939

Thu Apr 22 2010

Jobs: Arabic (Gulf, S/N Levantine, Najdi); Lang Acq: Post Doc, Qatar U

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        1.    Kimary Shahin, Arabic (Gulf, South/North Levantine, and Najdi Spoken); Language Acquisition: Post Doc, Qatar University, Qatar

Message 1: Arabic (Gulf, South/North Levantine, and Najdi Spoken); Language Acquisition: Post Doc, Qatar University, Qatar
Date: 20-Apr-2010
From: Kimary Shahin <shahinqu.edu.qa>
Subject: Arabic (Gulf, South/North Levantine, and Najdi Spoken); Language Acquisition: Post Doc, Qatar University, Qatar
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University or Organization: Qatar University
Job Location: Doha, Qatar
Web Address: http://www.qu.edu.qa
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): Arabic, Gulf Spoken (afb)
                            Arabic, South Levantine Spoken (ajp)
                            Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (apc)
                            Arabic, Najdi Spoken (ars)


Position: Postdoctoral Senior Research Associate in First
Language Acquisition

For the QNRF project: Baseline Data for Arabic Acquisition
with Clinical Applications (QNRF NPRP 08-738-5-107)

The QNRF project "Baseline Data for Arabic Acquisition
with Clinical Applications" at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar
invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral Senior
Research Associate, to begin Fall 2010. The position is for
two years.

"Baseline Data for Arabic Acquisition with Clinical
Applications", which began in Fall 2009, is an extensive
interdisciplinary project in Linguistics and Children's
Health. Project website is at http://lughataltefel.qu.edu.qa.
The project is multi-institutional and international. The
overall goal is to amass an extensive new body of
knowledge about normal Arabic first language acquisition
and make it available on the internet. The new online
material will be used by linguistic researchers for a
fuller understanding of language acquisition as a human
cognitive capacity, enabling them to answer several
critical questions which till now have been unanswerable
due to lack of data. The new online material will also
provide speech-language pathologists working with
Arabic-speaking children with crucial resources that till
now are lacking, to improve the quality of life of the
children they work with and their families.

Required qualifications include a PhD in First Language
Acquisition, Speech-Language Pathology, or Psychology;
IT proficiency; experience with Statistics; experience on
a research team; experience in research project
management; native competency in oral and written
Arabic; and near-native competency in oral and written
English. Primary responsibilities include managing a
vibrant team of research assistants in Doha, liaising with
the project's Qatari and international collaborators, data
analysis, and other research-related duties.

How to Apply:
Applications must be submitted by email to Kimary
Shahin (Lead PI) at shahinqu.edu.qa by May 31,
2010. No paper mail application can be accepted.
Please send the following documents, all in .pdf format:

Letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of
recommendation; graduate academic transcripts; writing
sample (article or thesis chapter); statement of career
goals; statement of why the "Baseline Data for Arabic
Acquisition with Clinical Applications" project is important
to you; and copies of student evaluations, if available.

Please address any queries about the position to Kimary
Shahin at shahinqu.edu.qa.

Benefits include the following:
Competitive tax-free salary; furnished accommodation
in accordance with QU HR policies; annual round trip
air tickets for faculty member and immediate dependents;
educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible
candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies;
public health insurance; annual leave in accordance with
QU HR policies; end-of-contract indemnity.

Qatar University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Application Deadline: 31-May-2010

Email Address for Applications: shahinqu.edu.qa
Contact Information:
Kimary Shahin
Email: shahinqu.edu.qa

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