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Thu Oct 07 2010

Jobs: Pragmatics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University

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        1.    Mauren Antkowski, Pragmatics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA

Message 1: Pragmatics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Date: 05-Oct-2010
From: Mauren Antkowski <maurencmu.edu>
Subject: Pragmatics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
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University or Organization: Carnegie Mellon University
Department: Humanities & Social Sciences
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics


Description:

Carnegie Mellon University, with the generous support of the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, is pleased to accept applications for two A.W. Mellon
Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for the 2011-2013 academic
years. These fellowships are designed to foster the academic careers of
scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting them
to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and
members of one of Carnegie Mellon's four humanities departments (English,
History, Modern Languages, and Philosophy) in which they will be housed.

The Department of Philosophy seeks candidates whose research focuses on
semantics or pragmatics of natural languages from the perspective of
linguistics, philosophy, logic or computer science. Candidates whose work
is of relevance to the research directions of the department's Center for
Formal Epistemology are particularly encouraged to apply. Information about
the Center can be found at: http://www.formalepistemology.org.

Terms of appointment
Fellows will teach two courses in their home department(s) in each year of
their residency. They will have the opportunity to teach in their existing
areas of expertise to prepare themselves for a competitive academic job
market. Fellows will be encouraged to take part in the many
cross-departmental colloquia, conferences, or seminars though the
university's Humanities Center, the Center for the Arts in Society, and the
undergraduate Humanities Scholars Program.

A 2011-2013 Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $50,000 plus benefits,
an annual research allowance of $2,500, and, for the first year of the
appointment, three summer months salary.

Application and selection process
Applicants for the 2011-2013 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no
earlier than January 1, 2009. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but
expect to by June 30, 2011 should supply a letter from their home
institution corroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2011-2013 fellowships must be received in the
Administrator's office by November 19, 2010. Incomplete dossiers will not
be reviewed. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, personal
statement (of no longer than 2000 words) outlining their complete research
(including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans
for publication, proposed major field(s) of teaching, and the Carnegie
Mellon department in which you would want to be based, and three letters of
reference. (Note: reference letters may be sent with the candidate's
application materials in sealed signed envelopes or directly by the referees.)

Fellowship applications and departmental requests to house a fellow will be
evaluated by Carnegie Mellon's Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Advisory
Committee, in consultation with the Dean and Associate Dean of the College
of Humanities & Social Sciences. Strong fellowship applications will be
circulated to relevant departments.

Should you have questions, please direct them to hssdeanandrew.cmu.edu.

Application Deadline: 19-Nov-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Administrator A.W. Mellon Postdoc Fellowship
Humanities and Social Sciences, Office of Dean
Carnegie Mellon University, BH 154
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
USA
Contact Information:
HSS Dean
Email: hssdeanandrew.cmu.edu

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