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Job Announcement: Ghent University

Syntax; Comparative Syntax; Cartography: Post Doc, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Employer: Ghent University
Linguistics, GIST
Job Location: Ghent, Belgium
Title: Postdoc Researcher
Rank: Post Doc
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Comparative Syntax; Cartography
LL Issue: 24.1970
Date Submitted: 08-May-2013
Job Description: Two Postdoc scholarships are available for talented and dedicated young researchers in the area of comparative syntax. The researchers will be participating in the Odysseus project 'Comparative syntax: layers of structure and the cartography project' (PI: Liliane Haegeman). A survey of the research topics and of the output of the project can be found at Candidates interested in applying can obtain more details from the principal investigator, Liliane Haegeman, at the contact email address below.

A full-time Postdoc position comes with a net monthly salary of around 2000/2250 euros /month (depending on previous work experience). The successful candidate can also benefit from a yearly travel allowance (for presenting work at conferences etc.) of up to 5000 euros.
Candidates will be expected to publish at least 2 peer reviewed papers/ year. They are also expected to participate in all project related activities (workshops, reading groups, etc), to provide support for the PhD students in the group, and to help direct research by Master students in Linguistics. There are no teaching duties attached to the position, but postdocs may be asked to participate in some of the PI’s teaching.

The successful researcher(s) will be offered an initial contract for 12 months, preferred starting date no later than January 1st 2014. Upon positive evaluation of the collaborator’s performance, in line with the guidelines set upon appointment, the contract can be extended by up to 2 years.

Applicants should speak and write fluent English.

Applications should include a research proposal that either addresses one of the research questions of the project or which pursues a novel line of enquiry directly related to the project. We specifically encourage proposals focussing on precise empirical questions that shed light on the articulation of functional structure, including those focussing on non Indo-European languages or on diachronic material. The research proposal should include a fully elaborated research question (1-2 pages), a research strategy, provisional plan and bibliography. As the project is explicitly embedded in the cartographic perspective, candidates should be well-grounded in cartography literature or should be willing to familiarise themselves with this literature within the first three months of their appointment.

The application should also include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details, a piece of the candidate’s own written work and the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses).

Applications not including a research proposal will not be taken into consideration.
Application Deadline: 01-Jul-2013
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Professor Liliane  Haegeman
click here to access email
Phone: 3292643647