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LINGUIST List 22.4443

Mon Nov 07 2011

Jobs: General Linguistics; Cognitive Science: Post Doc, U of Amsterdam

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        1.     Kees Hengeveld , General Linguistics; Cognitive Science: Post Doc, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Message 1: General Linguistics; Cognitive Science: Post Doc, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: 07-Nov-2011
From: Kees Hengeveld <p.c.hengevelduva.nl>
Subject: General Linguistics; Cognitive Science: Post Doc, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Amsterdam
Department: Faculty of Humanities
Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.uva.nl
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics


Researchers from the Faculty of Humanities participate in three of the UvA's
fifteen Research Priority Areas ('zwaartepunten'): Brain & Cognition, Cultural
Heritage & Identity and Cultural Transformations & Globalisation. For each of
these three areas the Faculty has vacancies for two postdoctoral researchers
(full-time, 38 hours/week, for a period of two years, starting on March 1st,
2012 at the latest).

The principal tasks of the postdoctoral researchers are:
- carry out a research project on the basis of a research plan (see below) and
produce a number of articles within the context of this project;
- draw up a proposal for an ERC or NWO Vernieuwingsimpuls grant.

For the Research Priority Area Brain & Cognition the Faculty invites
applications for:

2 Postdocs in Brain & Cognition
1.0 FTE (38 hours per week, for 2 years)
vacancy number W11-211

The postdoctoral researchers will execute their research projects within the
broader context of the research priority area and will occasionally be called
upon to participate in teaching and supervision tasks. The researchers will
cooperate with other members of the priority program that have backgrounds
in various relevant fields, and contribute to organizing an international
conference. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to apply actively for
external funding related to the research priority area.

- Completed Doctoral degree in a relevant field;
- Publications in peer-reviewed journals;
- Excellent academic writing and presentation skills;
- Excellent social and organizational skills;
- Experience with external fundraising is an advantage.

Further information
For the full description of the vacancy, see:

The Postdoc positions will be on a temporary basis for the period of two years.
The starting date will be March 1st, 2012 at the latest. The gross
monthly salary will be between 3195 EUR and 4374 EUR ('Onderzoeker 3'; salary
scale 11, according to the collective labour agreement Dutch universities) in
the case of a full-time position (38 hours/week). Depending on experience and
date of completion of the PhD an appointment as 'Onderzoeker 4' (between
2379 EUR and 3755 EUR; salary scale 10, according to the collective labour
agreement Dutch universities) may (initially) be necessary. A contract of 0.8
fte is possible as well. Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive
and include holiday pay and an end of year bonus.

Job application
Applications including a cover letter, complete academic CV, and project
proposal (maximum 1800 words in length) should be submitted at the latest
on Monday November 28th, 2011, 08.00 hrs am.

Please send your documents to onderzoek-fgwuva.nl. Interviews will be
held on Wednesday December 21st, 2011. Please state the vacancy number
and 'strictly confidential' in the subject field of your e-mail.

Application Deadline: 28-Nov-2011

Email Address for Applications: onderzoek-fgwuva.nl.
Contact Information:
prof.dr Kees Hengeveld
Email: p.c.hengevelduva.nl

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