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LINGUIST List 21.5128

Fri Dec 17 2010

Jobs: Lang Acquisition/Cog Sci: Post Doc, U. of Kaiserslautern, Germany

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        1.     Shanley Allen , Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science: Post Doc, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Message 1: Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science: Post Doc, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Date: 17-Dec-2010
From: Shanley Allen <allensowi.uni-kl.de>
Subject: Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science: Post Doc, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Kaiserslautern
Department: English Linguistics
Job Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Web Address: http://www.sowi.uni-kl.de/wcms/fgewiss.html
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition


The English Linguistics Group at the University of Kaiserslautern currently
has one opening for a doctoral student or postdoctoral fellow in the area of
language development. Current research in the group includes first language
development, second language development, bilingualism, and the
relationship between language and cognition. More information about the
group and its research is at <http://www.sowi.uni-kl.de/wcms/fgewiss.html>.

The candidate will be expected to develop his/her own research leading to a
dissertation, German Habilitation, and/or academic publications in one of the
research areas mentioned above. In addition, s/he will be expected to
participate in ongoing projects and teach up to two courses per semester
(total 3 hours per week).

The candidate must have completed a degree in a relevant area such as
linguistics or developmental psychology, ideally with a focus on language
development, before taking up the position (i.e., Masters or equivalent for the
doctoral position; PhD or equivalent for the postdoctoral position). Also
required is a very good knowledge of English and ideally at least a working
knowledge of German.

Salary is on the German scale TV-L E13, 50%. Some additional funds are
available to cover travel costs for presentation at conferences and
attendance at courses off site (e.g., summer schools). The position is for
three years, with possible extension as appropriate. The earliest starting date
is March 1, 2011.

The University of Kaiserslautern is seeking to increase the proportion of
women in scientific positions, and thus applications from women are strongly
encouraged. Given equivalent qualifications and experience, applicants with
disabilities will be hired first (disability certification should be included if

Applications, including the following, should be sent by January 21, 2011, to
1. Cover letter outlining interest in the position and academic goals
2. CV including information about education, related work and volunteer
experience, and presentations and publications
3. One-page outline of proposed research during the position
4. Copies of up to three examples of written work including Masters or
doctoral thesis (including short English summary if the publication is not
written in English)
5. Contact information for potential references

Application Deadline: 21-Jan-2011
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Shanley Allen
Faculty of Social Sciences
Erwin-Schroedinger-Strasse 57
Kaiserslautern 67663
Email Address for Applications: allensowi.uni-kl.de
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Shanley Allen
Email: allensowi.uni-kl.de
Phone: 49-631-205-4136

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