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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Project Work
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics [Other]
Specific Language: Frisian, Western
Application Deadline: 08-Feb-2013
Supporting Institution: Fryske Akademy / UCF/University of Amsterdam/ACLC
LL Issue: 24.569
Posted: 31-Jan-2013
Support Description: The Fryske Akademy is a scientific institute concerned with high-quality, innovative research in the fields of Frisian language, culture, history and society. Its research results are relevant to the society at large, being of regional, national and international importance. It has about 60 employees. The Fryske Akademy is an associated institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), which has its seat in Amsterdam. Within the scope of the network program University Campus Fryslân we are looking for PhD students for three projects These international relevant projects are part of the collaboration with the ACLC (Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication) of the University of Amsterdam. Work Location: The PhD students will work in Fryslân and be located at the Fryske Akademy, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden. Appointment: The PhD students will be appointed for a period of up to 4 years. A contract will be given in the first instance for one year, with an extension for the following years on the basis of an evaluation of, amongst other things, a written piece of work. We offer a full-time PhD-position (38 hours/week) for 4 years (preferred starting date: March 2013). The starting salary (on a full time base) will be € 2042,- gross per month in the first year up to € 2.612,- gross per month in the last year. Favourable conditions of employment include holiday allowance and a year-end bonus, in accordance with the Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten). We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits. Applications: Applications for the positions should include a motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae (with publication list, if applicable), a list of courses followed and grades obtained, a relevant research paper and/or thesis, and one or two references. Please send in your application before February the 8th. 2013 to Fryske Akademy, for the attention of Cobi Vogelzang, PenO Linguist List fryske-akademy.nl stating the vacancy: 1.Analogy, 2.Cognitive or 3.Language. Interviews are planned during the week of February 11th. until 15th. For information about the projects: http://aclc.uva.nl/researchers/vacancies/vacancies.html
Application Web Address: http://aclc.uva.nl/researchers/vacancies/vacancies.html
Contact Information: Prof. Dr. Arjen P. Versloot a.p.versloot@uva.nl