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Fri Feb 12 2010

Jobs: Syntax/Acquisition of Syntax: Two PhD Fellowships, U of Tromsø

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        1.    Kaori Takamine, Syntax/Acquisition of Syntax: Two PhD Fellowships, University of Tromsø, Norway

Message 1: Syntax/Acquisition of Syntax: Two PhD Fellowships, University of Tromsø, Norway
Date: 12-Feb-2010
From: Kaori Takamine <kaori.takamineuit.no>
Subject: Syntax/Acquisition of Syntax: Two PhD Fellowships, University of Tromsø, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Tromsø
Department: CASTL
Job Location: Tromsø, Norway
Web Address: http://castl.uit.no/
Job Rank: Two PhD Fellowships

Specialty Areas: Syntax; Acquisition of Syntax


Description:

Two PhD scholarships in theoretical linguistics
Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL)
Faculty of Humanities, Social sciences and Education
University of Tromsø

The University of Tromsø currently has two vacant research fellow positions
for applicants who want to pursue a PhD degree in theoretical linguistics.
The successful applicants will propose research projects that are
compatible with ongoing work at CASTL in the area of syntax, including the
acquisition of syntax.

CASTL is a Norwegian Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of
Norway and the University of Tromsø. The core scientific group of the
center currently consists of 6 senior researchers, 6 post docs/researchers
and 17 PhD students.

CASTL's primary research activity is within generative grammar with a focus
on syntax, phonology, and language acquisition. CASTL also runs a Graduate
School in theoretical linguistics. Individuals hired in the two advertized
research fellowships are expected to follow the program of the Graduate
School and to complete a doctoral dissertation. A more detailed plan for
coursework, research, and teaching will be developed by the employee
together with the Graduate School Coordinator shortly after appointment.
More information about our research and the Graduate School may be found
here: http://castl.uit.no.

The period of appointment is four years. The PhD study is standardized to
three years. The fourth year consists of teaching or other duties for the
university, organized according to a distribution formula of 25 % per year.

The successful applicants will have to document qualifications in
linguistics at the Master's level. Applicants will be assessed by an expert
committee. The main emphasis of the assessment will be on the applicant's
potential for research, as evident from: Master's thesis or equivalent,
other scholarly works and project description. Work experience and teaching
qualifications as well as administrative and organizational experience will
also be plus.

How to apply:
The application is to be submitted electronically on the application form
available at "Apply for this job" at the application URL below. Please
quoted "2010/159" in your application.

In addition, applicants should send 5 copies of the following: the
application, a project description, a CV, certified copies of diplomas,
references, a list of scholarly works and a filled-out application form for
admission to the PhD study (an application form is found at
http://www2.uit.no/ikbViewer/Content/169139/Ph.d.-s%F8knadsskjema-engelsk2010-vedleggtilstipends%F8knad.doc)
to the address below.

Applicants should also have 3 copies of the scholarly works that should be
taken into consideration for evaluation sent to the address noted above.
The copies should be arranged as 3 complete sets.

All documentation that is to be evaluated must be certified and translated
into English or a Scandinavian language.

For further information, please contact:

Professor and Center Director Marit Westergaard
phone number (+ 47) 776 44256
e-mail: marit.westergaarduit.no

Head of Administration Tore Bentz
phone number (+ 47) 776 44751
e-mail: tore.bentzuit.no

Application Deadline: 04-Mar-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Faculty of Humanities
Social Sciences and Education
University of Tromsø
N-9037 Tromsø
Norway
Web Address for Applications: http://secure.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=64770
Contact Information:
Professor and Center Director Marit Westergaard
Email: marit.westergaarduit.no
Phone: 4777644256

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