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Job Announcement: University of Patras

English; Greek; Morphology; Dialectology: Post Doc, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Employer: University of Patras
Job Location: Patras, Greece
Title: Researcher on dialectal morphology
Rank: Post Doc
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Specialty: English
Greek, Modern
LL Issue: 25.430
Date Submitted: 24-Jan-2014
Job Description: The Research Committee of the University of Patras invites applications for hiring two (2) full-time post-doctoral researchers to work for the project Morphology in language-contact situations: Greek dialects in contact with Turkish and Italian (acronym «MORILAN», code 643), under the scientific supervision of Angela Ralli, Professor of Linguistics.

The project is implemented under the Act "Excellence" of the Operational Programme "Education and Lifelong Learning". It is funded by the European Union (European Social Fund-ESF) and national resources.

The successful applicants will sign a contract for the entire duration of the project, as described in the technical annex and not beyond the official termination date, i.e. 27/09/2015. They will work in the following fields:
- Discovery and investigation of written and oral dialectal sources
- Composition and diffusion of a questionnaire
- Data analysis and study of dialectal phenomena
- Project dissemination.

The successful applicants are expected to meet the following criteria:
- Scientific training: Advanced skills in dialectal linguistic morphology of Griko (1st researcher) and advanced skills in dialectal linguistic morphology of Cappadocian.
- Professional experience: Master and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics with specialty in Morphology, awarded by a Hellenic or other recognized University.
- Additional criteria:
- Experience in similar research projects
- Relevant publications
- Fluency in Greek and English, plus basic knowledge in Turkish for the 2nd researcher.

The successful postdoctoral researchers will be selected by the project coordinator, on the basis of scientific excellence, skills and qualifications, and without any restrictions of nationality. The salary will be determined depending on the qualifications.

The following requirements will apply:
- Possession of a doctoral degree or completion of formal requirements for a Ph.D. at the time of application.
- During the period of employment, the postdoctoral fellows will be paid by the project, and they will be committed to a full-time job. The research will be conducted at the premises of the Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects, Department of Philology, University of Patras.

Interested applicants are requested to submit their proposals as well as all necessary supporting documents to Prof. Angela Ralli at the application address below no later than the 10th of February 2014.

Applications can be submitted by e-mail to the contact email address below, but after the selection hard-copy documents will be required from the successful applicant.

Supporting documents to be included in the application are:

1. Letter of intent.
2. Applicant’s Full CV.
3. Copies of Master and PhD degrees.
4. Certificates to prove experience and relevance to the position under contract.
5. Copies of relevant publications
6. Other: a) Certified knowledge of Greek, English and Turkish and b) 2 letter(s) of recommendation.

The selection of the successful applicants will be made after an assessment of all essential, additional and desired qualifications mentioned above. The University of Patras reserves the right to invite for an interview only those candidates who will be deemed suitable for the position.
Application Deadline: 10-Feb-2014
Application Address: Professor Angela  Ralli
Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects
Department of Philology
University of Patras
Rio Patras    26504
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