LINGUIST List 3.632

Sun 16 Aug 1992

Jobs: Semantics/Pragmatics, Historical

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  1. Tucker Childs, Semantics/Pragmatics, Historical

Message 1: Semantics/Pragmatics, Historical

Date: Fri, 14 Aug 92 08:48:12 RSSemantics/Pragmatics, Historical
From: Tucker Childs <>
Subject: Semantics/Pragmatics, Historical

 Job Announcement

The Linguistics Department of the University of the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, announces a vacancy
for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in SEMANTICS/PRAGMATICS and
HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS. The successful candidate will have
proven teaching experience and research interests in semantics
and historical linguistics. Secondary interests in cognitive
linguistics and syntax are also desirable qualifications. If
the Ph.D. has not been awarded, the thesis should be well
under way and near submission.

In addition to mainly undergraduate teaching, staff members
are expected to conduct scholarly research and contribute to
the academic community as a whole. The duties of the
successful candidate will commence in February of 1993 (the
beginning of the academic year in South Africa), but the
position could be held vacant until July of the same year.

The research opportunities within South Africa are varied and
considerable. Both the University and the Centre for Science
Development (the national granting agency) offer generous
support for research as well as support for attendance at
local and international conferences.

One of the major universities in all of Africa, the University
of the Witwatersrand has an extended anti-apartheid record and
is committed to responding to the needs of a changing society.
The Linguistics Department has a strong tradition of research
into both Khoisan and Bantu languages. In addition, there is
a history of linguistic research within the Department of
African Languages. Therefore, a candidate's interest in
(Southern) African languages, although not necessary, will be
considered an asset to any application.

Salary, benefits, etc.: A permanent or contractual position
(three years) will be considered. A Lecturer's salary ranges
from R 39,200 to R 65,421; for a Senior Lecturer from R 56,982
to R 74,193. Benefits for new staff and their families
include transportation, removal expenses, a settling-in
allowance, medical aid, annual bonus, generous leave, etc.

The deadline for applications (letter of application and CV
with the names, addresses (e-mail and regular), telephone and
fax numbers of three referees is 15 Nov 1992. An interview is
required and will be arranged once an application has been
received and reviewed; North American candidates can arrange
to be interviewed at the Los Angeles meeting of the LSA in
January of 1993. British candidates can be interviewed
shortly thereafter.

Department of Linguistics
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg 2050, SOUTH AFRICA

Tel. 2711 716-2346
Fax. 2711 403-3000
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