LINGUIST List 4.480

Thu 17 Jun 1993

Jobs: General, Japanese

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  1. Steve Harlow, Job UK
  2. , Japanese position at Durham

Message 1: Job UK

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 93 11:10:24 +0Job UK
From: Steve Harlow <>
Subject: Job UK



Temporary Lectureship/Teaching Fellowship in Linguistics

(NOTE: this post is additional to the two posts in English/Linguistics and
French/Linguistics posted recently)
Applications are invited for a Temporary Lectureship/Teaching Fellowship in
Linguistics in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science tenable from 1
October 1993 until 30 June 1994.

The department teaches a wide range of courses in general linguistics alongside
courses in particular languages and the linguistics of those languages:
Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Swahili and Swedish. Undergraduate
students study one or more languages and linguistics, and have a wide range
of choice in the structure of their degree. The successful candidate will be
expected to contribute to first year courses in general linguistics and to
participate in first year general tutorial teaching of linguistic theory.
Candidates should also be able to make some contribution to the teaching of
courses in linguistics at more advanced level: our degree level courses in
linguistics are listed in the further information, and we have flourishing
graduate MA courses in linguistics, and Linguistics and English Language
Teaching. There is some flexibility in our teaching programme and the
incoming candidate could even offer his or her own course. Preference may be
given to candidates who have expertise in English, german or Hindi (language
or linguistics), but candidates with other areas of specialism are encouraged
to apply. The precise duties of the post will be by arrangement with the
Head of Department.

The department provides a lively and supportive research environment; our
research is mainly focussed on phonetics, phonology, syntax and
sociolinguistics but the research interests of members of the department
include semantics, computational linguistics, conversational analysis,
historical linguistics, dialectology and second language acquisition. The
department also houses a major research project into high quality speech
synthesis which is funded by British Telecom Plc. Candidates should have an
established area of linguistic expertise and should preferably show a
commitment to research in a branch of linguistics relevant to the Department's

The annual undergraduate intake of the department is between 55 and 60
students. Further information on undergraduate courses offered in the
Department is available, as is a list of members of staff and their interests.

The salary will be on the scale: 12,638 -17,122 pounds per annum, paid pro rata
according to age, qualifications and experience.

The University will meet the full cost, within reason, of removal of furniture
and household effects within the United Kingdom. The extent of payment of
removal expenses of members of staff coming from overseas is at the discretion
of the Vice-Chancellor. Three estimates of removal costs (one of which should
be from a York firm) must be obtained and the University will meet the cost
of the lowest estimate.

Five copies of applications (one from overseas candidates or those also
applying for our post in Linguistics and English language), including letter of
application, full curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be
sent by Wednesday 30 June to the Personnel Office, University of York,
Heslington, York YO1 5DD, UK (fax (0904) 433433). Further information is
available by email from Steve Harlow at the addresses below. Please supply
e-mail addresses and fax numbers both for yourself and for referees if
possible. There are no printed application forms. In their letter of
application candidates should outline their teaching experience and research
interests, and they should indicate the contribution to teaching they would
feel competent to make both at first year undergraduate level and in more
specialized courses. We would consider making a part-time appointment.

We hope to interview in York in late July; please tell us about your
availability during this period

 June 1993

Steve Harlow
Dept of Language and Linguistic Science Tel: +44 904 432654
University of York Internet:
York Y01 5DD, UK Janet:
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Message 2: Japanese position at Durham

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 93 21:06:51 BSJapanese position at Durham
From: <>
Subject: Japanese position at Durham


 The University of Durham is advertising a lectureship in
Japanese, a potentially permanent position after a 3 year
probation period. Deadline for receipt of applications is VERY
SOON, June 25. Applications include forms for the purpose, a
c.v., 3 references with addresses and phone numbers (but the
letters themselves are requested by the University). The
possible starting range converted to $ is c. between 20,000 and
37,000. There is a moving allowance and a good retirement plan.

 This is not of course the official announcement, which is
pages long, including the history of Durham, etc.

 The candidate must have a PhD and some FURTHER PUBLICATIONS,
will be involved in a small but expanding program in Japanese
language teaching, and will be central in orienting departmental
research directions.

 Present courses in the department concern post-1870 Japanese
literature, culture, and social science, so the position has not
been envisaged as one in linguistics. However, through the
intervention of Linguistics here, an effective case can be made
for redirecting priorities in this direction for a strong
linguistics candidate. Contact Joseph Emonds for suggestions on
how to arrange the vita and what to stress in a cover letter. We
are interested in helping to recruit not only linguists, but any
candidate who seems a potential strong asset here to our program.

 Please contact Joseph Emonds immediately if interested at

 fax: (44-91) 374-7471.

 Your e-mail or fax should contain as much relevant information
to help to sort out answers in your favor as possible--roughly,
your referees, where you have a PhD, what kind of publications
you do, etc.

 Durham is very convenient to get to by train as it is on the
London-Edinburgh mainline. It is 20 minutes from Newcastle
airport and 3 hours from the Manchester airport by train.
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