LINGUIST List 13.2348

Wed Sep 18 2002

Jobs: Lang Acquisition: PostDoc/PostGrad, Germany

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  1. amoehring, Jobs: Lang Acquisition: PostDoc or PostGraduate, U/Hamburg, Germany

Message 1: Jobs: Lang Acquisition: PostDoc or PostGraduate, U/Hamburg, Germany

Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 05:07:52 +0000
From: amoehring <>
Subject: Jobs: Lang Acquisition: PostDoc or PostGraduate, U/Hamburg, Germany

University or Organization: University of Hamburg
Rank of Job: post-doctoral or post-graduate researcher
Specialty Areas Required: Language Acquisition
Required Language(s):German, Standard (GER); French (FRN); Portuguese
(POR); Spanish (SPN); Basque (BSQ)


Job opportunities at the University of Hamburg, Research Center on
Multilingualism (immediate vacancy)

1 post-doctoral researcher


2 post-graduate researchers

in a research project on "Simultaneous and Successive Acquisition of
Bilingualism" (Principal investigator: J. M. Meisel). This project
investigates similarities and differences in grammatical development
between bilingual first language acquisition, monolingual first
language acquisition, and adult second language acquisition. It is one
of 13 projects of the Collaborative Research Center on Multilingualism
funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Research
Foundation) established at the University of Hamburg in 1999.
All positions are available immediately and will extend until at least
June 30, 2005, the end of the current funding period. They can be
further extended for a total of six years, in accordance with § 57a
ff. Hochschulrahmengesetz. The salary of the post-doctoral researcher
corresponds to that of a lecturer in German universities (BAT II a);
the weekly work load amounts to 38,5 hours. The post-graduate
researchers must hold an M.A. (or equivalent). He or she will receive
approximately half of the BAT II a salary for a work load of 19,25
hours per week and will be expected to complete a doctoral
dissertation on a topic related to the theme of the research
project. The post-doctoral candidate will be expected to co-direct
this research group together with J.M. Meisel. Research results
obtained during the work on this project may be included in the

The University of Hamburg wishes to increase the number of women among
their academic staff and therefore encourages women to apply. In
accordance with Hamburg law (Gleichstellungsgesetz), female candidates
will be given priority in case of equal qualifications with male

The successful candidate is expected to work either with the
Portuguese-German or the Basque-Spanish corpus, possibly also with the
French-German corpus collected by this research team. Requirements
therefore include a good knowledge of Portuguese, or Basque and
Spanish; knowledge of German and French would be an asset. Further
requirements are a good knowledge of syntactic theory (Principles and
Parameters Theory and/or the Minimalist Program) and experience with
language acquisition research. Also desirable would be experience with
corpus analysis and/or computer skills.

Handicapped applicants will be given priority over other candidates,
in case of equal qualifications.

Send application (including CV, list of publications, names of two
referees) by October 4th, 2002 to Prof. J. M. Meisel, University of
Hamburg, Sonderforschungsbereich 538: Mehrsprachigkeit, Max
Brauer-Allee 60, D-22765 Hamburg; for further inquiries contact
J.M. Meisel at or visit our homepage at

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Prof. Jürgen M. Meisel
	Collaborative Research Center on Multilingualism
	University of Hamburg, Sonderforschungsbereich Mehrsprachigkeit
	Max Brauer-Allee 60,
	Hamburg, D-22765
	Applications are due by 04-Oct-2002

Contact Information:
	Prof. Jürgen Meisel.
	Tel: +49-40/42838-6433
	Fax: +49-40/42838-6116

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