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Wed Feb 16 2011

Jobs: Theoretical and/or Experimental Linguistics: PhD, U of Tromsø

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        1.     Marit Westergaard , Theoretical and/or Experimental Linguistics: PhD, University of Tromsø, Norway

Message 1: Theoretical and/or Experimental Linguistics: PhD, University of Tromsø, Norway
Date: 15-Feb-2011
From: Marit Westergaard <marit.westergaarduit.no>
Subject: Theoretical and/or Experimental Linguistics: PhD, 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: PhD

Specialty Areas: Linguistic Theories; Theoretical and/or Experimental Linguistics


The University of Tromsø currently has a vacant research fellow position
for an applicant who wants to pursue a PhD degree in theoretical and/or
experimental linguistics. The successful applicant will propose a research
project that is compatible with ongoing work at CASTL (see URL above).

The Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (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, 9 postdocs/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. The person hired in the advertised position is 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 Graduate School may
be found at:

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 applicant will have to document qualifications in
theoretical and/or experimental 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. Any
relevant information must be submitted along with the application.

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
quote "2011/251" in your application.

In addition, applicants must send 5 copies of the following: the
application, a 5-7 page description outlining a possible dissertation
project, 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 may be found by the following link:
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 below. The
copies should be arranged as 3 complete sets. Please quote "2011/251" in
your application.

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

Submissions must be postmarked within the application deadline. Both
shipments must be marked with the reference number of the announcement.

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: 28-Mar-2011
Mailing Address for Applications:
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
University of Tromsø
N-9037 Tromsø
Web Address for Applications: http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=72665
Contact Information:
Professor and Center Director Marit Westergaard
Email: marit.westergaarduit.no
Phone: 4777644256

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