LINGUIST List 9.1570

Sun Nov 8 1998

Jobs: English Ling, Psycholinguistics

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  1. Ocke-Schwen Bohn, English Ling; Associat Prof at U of Aarhus (Denmark)
  2. Anne Cutler, Psycholinguistics; Postdoc at Max Planck Institute

Message 1: English Ling; Associat Prof at U of Aarhus (Denmark)

Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 09:22:54 -0800
From: Ocke-Schwen Bohn <>
Subject: English Ling; Associat Prof at U of Aarhus (Denmark)

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in English linguistics

The English Department at the University of Aarhus invites
applications for the tenured position of a "lektor" (equivalent to
Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer)in English linguistics with a
specialization in semantics applied in areas such as psycholinguistics
or computational linguistics. The position will be available as of 1
August 1999. (It may be possible to make an appointment to this
position from 1 February 1999. Candidates who would be available from
this date should note this in their application.)

Required qualifications:
- a Ph.D. or the equivalent in English linguistics or a neighboring area 
(for example, psycholinguistics, SLA) involving English,
- a strong record of research in the above mentioned area of 
- teaching experience in several fields of English linguistics, including 
semantics and psycholinguistics or other areas of applied linguistics,
-administrative experience with, for example, research projects, grants, 
and course planning,
- native or near-native command of English.

Experience in the instructional use of information technology, for 
example, design of materials for access by Internet, will be considered 
an advantage.

The successful candidate will
- teach graduate and undergraduate courses in English linguistics and 
should also be prepared to teach language proficiency,
- continue a strong record of research and publication,
- collaborate in the further development of the Department's profile in 
English applied linguistics,
- share a fair burden of administrative responsibilities.

All teaching at the English Department, University of Aarhus, is in 
English. However, other things being equal, candidates who are proficient 
in Danish will be preferred. Candidates who do not speak Danish will be 
expected to learn enough Danish to participate fully in the work of the 
Department within two years.

The approximate starting salary for a "lektor" is 270,000 DKK p.a. before 

The letter of application (marked 1998-212/1-146)should be addressed to:
The Rector
University of Aarhus
Journalkontoret, Ndr. 
Ringgade 1, DK-8000 Aarhus C

CLOSING DATE: 7 December 1998, 12.00 noon.

Three copies of the following material, marked as above, 
should be sent directly to:

English Department,
University of Aarhus, 
Building 326, DK-8000 Aarhus C

a) curriculum vitae, including details of reserach, teaching, and 
administrative experience,
b) list of publications and other relevant academic production complete 
with all bibliographical information. Please indicate clearly on the list 
which items are being submitted with the application,
c) the written material which the applicant is submitting as indicated on 
list b),
d) copies of academic diplomas and documentation of teaching experience.

The selection committee reserves the right to request further material 
for consideration. 

Before applying, potential candidates are invited to seek further 
information about the Department and the post from Karl-Heinz Westarp, 
Head of Department, English Department, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 
Aarhus C, Denmark, tel. +45 8942 2145, e-mail, 
Please mark the application 1998-212/1-146
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Message 2: Psycholinguistics; Postdoc at Max Planck Institute

Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 11:52:39 +0100 (MET)
From: Anne Cutler <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics; Postdoc at Max Planck Institute

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is offering a
postdoctoral staff position in the field of language comprehension.
This is a non-permanent position, for which the maximum term of
appointment is 5 years. The position will be available in 1999; 
we would prefer the successful candidate to begin earlier rather 
than later in the year.

Young scientists with a completed Ph.D. in experimental
psycholinguistics, another branch of human experimental psychology, 
or a related experimental discipline, are encouraged to apply. 
An important criterion is a demonstrated ability to publish research

Research at the institute in the area of language comprehension
currently focusses on spoken-word recognition and the role of
phonological structure in comprehension. The research includes strong
components of cross-linguistic comparison and computational modelling.
Current members of the group have primary research interests in
phonetic perception, the processing of suprasegmental structure, the
recognition of spoken words and the segmentation of continuous speech.
The successful candidate should be working on the comprehension of
spoken language, but we may give preference to a candidate whose
expertise supplements that of current group members.

Send c.v. and two letters of recommendation to:

 Dr. Anne Cutler
 Max-Planck-Institut fuer Psycholinguistik
 Postbus 310
 6500 AH Nijmegen
 The Netherlands

fax: 31-24-3521213
e-mail: anne.cutlerMPI.NL

Deadline for receipt of applications: 15 Dec. 1998
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