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Tue Feb 09 2010

Jobs: General Linguistics: PhD Positions, Utrecht University

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        1.    Mariette Bonenkamp, General Linguistics: PhD Positions, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Message 1: General Linguistics: PhD Positions, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Date: 08-Feb-2010
From: Mariette Bonenkamp <GW_UiL-OTSuu.nl>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD Positions, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Utrecht University
Department: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
Job Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/
Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The PhD postitions involve research training and aim at the completion of a
PhD dissertation within a maximum of three years. As part of the training,
PhD students will take courses offered by the National Graduate School in
Linguistics (LOT). A place in the programme entitles students to
supervision, office, network and library facilities, assistance in finding
housing as well as participation in the institute's support system for
linguistics-related expenses (including attending conferences and LOT
schools). The student can participate in the Academic Professionalism
programme of transferable skills. A maximum of three grants will be made
available from external sources, for which UiL OTS will be nominating
candidates. These Reinhart grant amounts to a monthly sum of 1600 EUR
(max), payable at the beginning of each month. They are allocated for a
trial period of one year, to be extended upon positive evaluation of the
student's progress by a further two years (maximum). No grants can be
offered to permanent residents of the Netherlands.

Applicants should have an MA degree (or nearing completion, expected
graduation by 1 July 2010) in theoretical linguistics, computational
linguistics or experimental linguistics (language acquisition,
psycholinguistics, phonetics, text linguistics). Applicants should speak
and write fluent English.

Applications (by regular mail or by e-mail) should include a 3-5 page
project proposal consisting of a research question well-grounded in
existing literature, supplemented with a research strategy, provisional
workplan and bibliography. The application should also include a letter of
motivation, a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details,
transcripts of academic results, an MA thesis or alternative piece of
written work. Further documentation should include copies of your most
recent diploma and passport, a financial statement and/or an application
for a Reinhart grant, and the contact details of two referees (names,
affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses). Preferably, reference
letters are included. Applications that do not include a research proposal
will not be taken into consideration. Candidates are free to come up with
their own research topic, but they are strongly advised to visit the UiL
OTS research groups document on the website and explicitly target their
proposal at one or more of the local research groups. E-mail applications
should be sent in pdf or doc (not docx) format. Please observe the
following: specify your name in the message as well as in the topic,
include a list of attachments in the message, and include your name in the
title of each attachment. Hard copy applications should be marked 'PhD
Application' Receipt of your application will be confirmed within 5 working

The first round of interviews will be conducted during the first half of
April, either in person or by telephone. Results will be communicated to
interviewees by April 26. If you are invited for the second round, you will
be offered assistance in rewriting your project proposal to suit our
particular conditions and expertise. The rewritten proposal should be
submitted to Maaike Schoorlemmer by e-mail by May 16, 2010. If applicable,
additional written work allowing us to assess your suitability for the
programme should also be submitted by that date (for example, a finished MA
thesis). The second round of interviews will be conducted in Utrecht on
June 1 and June 2, 2010. Final decisions will be made by June 30, 2010. The
preferred starting date for the grants will be October 1st, 2010.

Application Deadline: 14-May-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
Janskerkhof 13a
3512 BL, Utrecht
Email Address for Applications: GW_UiL-OTSuu.nl
Contact Information:
UiL-OTS PhD coordinator M. Schoorlemmer
Email: M.Schoorlemmeruu.nl
Phone: 0031302536183

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