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Wed Oct 13 2010

Jobs: Generative Linguistics: PhD Students, U of Groningen

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        1.     Mark de Vries , Generative Linguistics: PhD Students, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Message 1: Generative Linguistics: PhD Students, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 12-Oct-2010
From: Mark de Vries <mark.de.vriesrug.nl>
Subject: Generative Linguistics: PhD Students, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Groningen
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg/index
Job Rank: PhD Students

Specialty Areas: Phonology; Syntax; Generative Linguistics


Description:

The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen announces two PhD student
positions in generative linguistics (syntax and phonology).

These 4-year PhD positions are part of a larger research project called
"Incomplete Parenthesis", funded by the European Research Council. The
general program investigates the relation between ellipsis phenomena and
parenthesis from a theoretical and cross-linguistic perspective. The
principal investigator is Dr. Mark de Vries. Furthermore, there are two
Postdocs (1 vacancy), two PhD students (vacancies), supporting staff, and
there is an international board of advisors. Each researcher will carry out
his or her own sub-project, as well as contribute to the overall aims.
The provisional titles of the relevant PhD projects are: (i) "Reporting and
comment clauses cross-linguistically, and the issue of discontinuous
anaphora" and (ii) "Prosodic features of incomplete parentheses". The
complete project proposal can be downloaded from the following deep link:
http://www.let.rug.nl/dvries/pdf/erc-project.pdf

Requirements
- An MA degree in theoretical linguistics or a related field;
- Commitment to the general project; willingness to cooperate;
- Affinity with generative syntax, and a broad linguistic interest,
including typology, information structure, and prosody;
- Full proficiency in English; motivation to learn Dutch (if applicable).

Conditions of employment
The University of Groningen offers a salary of EUR 2,042 gross per month in
the first year to EUR 2,612 gross per month in the fourth year (figures
based on full employment).

Starting date: 1 Feb. 2011
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Appointment: 1.0 fte (employee status)

The position requires residence in Groningen, 38 hours/week research and
research training, and must result in a PhD dissertation. After the first
year there will be an assessment of the candidates' results and the
progress of the project to decide whether the employment will be continued.

Affiliation
The candidates will be affiliated with the 'Syntax and Semantics' group of
the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) at the Faculty of
Arts of the University of Groningen. This institute embraces all the
Linguistics research in the faculty. The PhD candidate will be enrolled in
the research training program of the Graduate School for the Humanities.
PhD Students will also participate in the Netherlands Graduate School of
Linguistics (LOT).

The University provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff
who move to Groningen. The University of Groningen is an equal
opportunities employer. As women are still underrepresented in a number of
fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications
You can apply for this vacancy until the closing date of 8 November 2010 by
accessing the online application form at the URL below. The relevant item
is called 'PhD/Postdoc positions Generative syntax and phonology (3,0
fte)', vacancy number 210306-08.

When applying, please include:
- An extensive letter of motivation in which you describe why you are
interested in this project, and why you think you are a good candidate;
- Your curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, if any);
- If possible, a copy of your diploma and a list of grades;
- A copy of an article, paper or thesis (which shows some of your talent);
- The names and email addresses of two referees.

Interviews will be held on Nov. 19th and 22nd.

Application Deadline: 08-Nov-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://www.rug.nl/corporate/vacatures/jobOpportunitiesRUG
Contact Information:
Dr. Mark de Vries
Email: mark.de.vriesrug.nl
Phone: 00-31-50-3633688

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