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LINGUIST List 22.3621

Fri Sep 16 2011

Jobs: Lang Acq; Various Langs: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University

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        1.     Administrator, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships , Language Acquisition; Various Languages: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA

Message 1: Language Acquisition; Various Languages: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Date: 15-Sep-2011
From: Administrator, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships <hssdeanandrew.cmu.edu>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Various Languages: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
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University or Organization: Carnegie Mellon University
Department: Modern Languages
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://ml.hss.cmu.edu/ml/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish


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 2012-2014 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 Modern Languages is particularly interested in candidates
whose research focuses on an area of Second Language Acquisition (e.g.
literacy development, social or cognitive dimensions of second language
learning, contexts of second language learning, cultural dimensions of
language acquisition, technology-enhanced learning, language assessment)
and has native or near-native proficiency in one or more of the areas of
language and cultural studies offered in the Department (Arabic, Chinese,
French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish).

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 2012-2014 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 2012-2014 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no
earlier than January 1, 2010. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but
expect to by June 30, 2012 should supply a letter from their home institution
corroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2012-2014 fellowships must be received in the
Administrator's office by November 15, 2011. 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 Dietrich
College of Humanities & Social Sciences. Strong fellowship applications will
be circulated to relevant departments.

Should you have questions, please direct them to the contact email address

All application materials and other correspondence should be addressed to
the application address below.

Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2011
Mailing Address for Applications:
Administrator, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Office of the Dean, Carnegie Mellon University
Baker Hall 154 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information:
Administrator, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
Email: hssdeanandrew.cmu.edu

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