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Support Announcement:

Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: Language Documentation Eyak
Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2013
Supporting Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
LL Issue: 23.4791
Posted: 16-Nov-2012
Support Description: The University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for a PhD Research
Assistantship to support research on the Eyak language. The successful candidate
will work under the supervision of Professor Emeritus Michael Krauss to compile
grammar, texts, and lexicon resulting from Krauss' fifty years of research with the
Eyak language. While this position is administratively based in Fairbanks, academic
affiliation and physical location are maximally flexible. The successful applicant will
have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Eyak and Athabaskan
studies and to carry forward the broader research agenda of Alaska Native language

The position is renewable annually for a maximum of three years, effective August
17, 2013. Stipend is $17,919 annually (12 mos. at 20 hours/week, depending on
experience, pending university approval). For students enrolled at University of
Alaska support additionally includes graduate tuition (9 credits per semester) and
health insurance. Funding is provided by NSF-OPP grant 1003160, Completion of
Eyak Grammar, Dictionary, and Texts.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with Dr. Krauss prior to
submission. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, complete CV, and
two letters of recommendation to eyak-project Linguist List Application deadline is
January 31, 2013.

Applicants interested in the graduate degree program should contact the UAF
Graduate School directly (

UAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution
Application Mailing Address: Michael Krauss
Box 757680
Fairbanks AK 99775
Application Web Address:
Contact Information: Michael Krauss