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LINGUIST List 25.2244

Wed May 21 2014

Jobs: Japanese; General Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Gothenburg

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-May-2014
From: Sarah Isaksson <sarah.isakssonsprak.gu.se>
Subject: Japanese; General Linguistics: Post Doc, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
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University or Organization: University of Gothenburg
Department: Department of Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Web Address: http://www.gu.se
Job Title: Postdoc in Japanese

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


Specific subject description
The subject area of Japanese offers education at all levels: first cycle, second cycle and third cycle. It is attracting an increasing number of students and has a good potential for expansion in the near future. The subject cooperates with several other subjects at the Department, in several areas. It is also involved in several study programmes both within the Department and elsewhere at the University. Examples include the programmes in Business and Economics and International Languages. The primary research areas within Japanese linguistics are phonetics, phonology, dialectology, typology, pragmatics and language learning. The subject also engages in translation studies and research on language and society in Japan.

Job assignments
The work typically consists of 80% research and 20% teaching and/or other activities. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in the development of the subject and Department.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the University of Gothenburg’s Appointments Procedure. To be eligible for the position, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent foreign degree. Since a postdoc constitutes a qualifying appointment for younger researchers, the advertised position targets primarily applicants with a doctoral degree obtained within 3 years prior to the application deadline.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the University of Gothenburg’s Appointments Procedure. In assessment of an applicant’s qualifications, particular attention will be given to documented scholarly proficiency in the relevant subject area. The applicant’s research plans will also be considered; a written project outline must be submitted for this purpose (maximum length: three A4 pages).

Application procedure
Please apply online.
The following documents should be enclosed with the application:
Cover letter
CV, including list of publications
Photocopy of doctoral diploma
Research plan and a description of how the project will contribute to the Department’s research work (maximum 5 pages).
Contact information for two references
A maximum of five scholarly publications (including doctoral thesis)

For further information and application visit the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 12-Jun-2014

Web Address for Applications: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/?languageId=100001&disableRedirect=true&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gu.se%2Fomuniversitetet%2Faktuellt%2Fledigaanstallningar%2F%3Fid%3D19144%26Dnr%3D608293%26Typ
Contact Information:
Sarah Isaksson
Email: sarah.isakssonsprak.gu.se

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