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LINGUIST List 21.2348

Wed May 26 2010

Jobs: Anthropological Ling/Lang Documentation: Full Prof, U of Adelaide

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        1.    Vanessa Jones, Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation: Full Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia

Message 1: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation: Full Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia
Date: 23-May-2010
From: Vanessa Jones <vanessa.jonesadelaide.edu.au>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation: Full Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia
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University or Organization: University of Adelaide
Department: Discipline of Linguistics
Job Location: Adelaide, Australia
Web Address: http://www.hss.adelaide.edu.au/linguistics/
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation


Professor of Linguistics of Endangered Languages
School of Humanities

Job reference number: 15992

The University of Adelaide is a member of Australia's elite Group of Eight
research-intensive universities. The Discipline of Linguistics, within the
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, was founded in 1992 and has
since built up an international reputation for its research in a number of
areas, including language endangerment, and for its engagement with
communities speaking endangered languages. The Discipline has a full
undergraduate programme in Linguistics, a graduate programme in Applied
Linguistics (by coursework) and growing number of MA and PhD students (by
dissertation). It has a strong record in obtaining competitive grants and
recently added a mobile language team to support work in Aboriginal
languages throughout the length and breadth of the state of South Australia.

Adelaide is a multicultural city with a population made up of over 100
different ethnic communities. Many of these communities proudly maintain
links with their culture. The city combines creativity and liveliness with
a safe and clean environment. South Australians lead a relaxed but exciting
lifestyle, in a state with a rich history, and a particular love of fine
wine and food. The University of Adelaide is conveniently located for the
first hand study of endangered Indigenous, migrant and refugee languages,
it also provides access to excellent local archival resources such as the
South Australian Museum and the State Library.

We are seeking an outstanding Linguist, with experience in the Linguistics
of Endangered Languages, to join our Discipline. With a distinguished,
internationally recognised research and publication record, you will have
the drive and demonstrated ability to maintain and enhance the discipline's
research income and represent the work of the Discipline of Linguistics to
external organisations such as alumni, state and federal agencies, the
education sector and the general community.

You should also have:
- A PhD or equivalent in Linguistics or Linguistic Anthropology
- First hand (fieldwork) experience with endangered languages
- Research focus on endangered Indigenous, community and refugee languages
- Experience of dealing with official bodies concerned with language
planning, policy making and the maintenance of endangered languages
- Familiarity with current approaches to language documentation and
- A proven ability to provide leadership and work as a team member in the
Discipline of Linguistics
- Experience in supervising higher degree research students and the
ability to attract such students

Applicants with a research focus on endangered languages of Australia and
the surrounding Pacific-Asian region are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary: (Level E) $139,130 per annum plus an attractive employer
superannuation contribution of 17% applies.

This tenurable position is available from February 2011.

For further information about the academic aspects of the role please
contact Professor Peter Mühlhäusler, telephone: +61 8 8303 3138 or email:

Your application should:
- include your résumé/Curriculum Vitae
- address the selection criteria
- quote the relevant reference number
- include residency status
- include the names, addresses and/or email details of three referees

Application Deadline: 25-Jun-2010

Email Address for Applications: vanessa.jonesadelaide.edu.au
Contact Information:
Ms Vanessa Jones
Email: vanessa.jonesadelaide.edu.au

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