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LINGUIST List 17.1887

Mon Jun 26 2006

Jobs: Romance & Romance Languages: Researcher, University of Oxford

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        1.    Muriel Parsons, Romance & Romance Languages: Researcher, University of Oxford, England, United Kingdom


Message 1: Romance & Romance Languages: Researcher, University of Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Date: 26-Jun-2006
From: Muriel Parsons <muriel.parsonsadmin.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Romance & Romance Languages: Researcher, University of Oxford, England, United Kingdom


University or Organization: University of Oxford
Department: Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Job Rank: Researcher
Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Romance Languages
Romance

Description:

University of Oxford

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Two Research Assistantships for AHRC-funded project on Romance historical
morphology.

ACADEMIC-RELATED RESEARCH-STAFF GRADE 1A: £20,044 - £30,002 (subject to
review from 1 August 2006 as part of the implementation of the National
Framework Agreement for staff in higher education).

The Faculty seeks to recruit two Research Assistants to work on a new
four-year AHRC-funded project entitled 'Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony:
comparative evidence from the Romance languages'. These fixed-term posts
are available from 1 October 2006 for four years (the starting date may be
negotiable).

The Research Assistants will help gather and evaluate the project's corpus
of Romance inflectional data. They will help oversee presentation of the
database on the project's website and they will familiarize themselves with
developments in morphological theory and Romance Linguistics. They will
help co-ordinate arrangements for international Workshops connected to the
project. They will also be required to participate regularly in various
classes and meetings in connection with the project, and may be asked to
participate in fieldwork visits abroad.

Candidates should have a good knowledge of more than one Romance language.
It is intended to appoint one Research Assistant with particular knowledge
of 'western' Romance varieties (Ibero-Romance, Gallo-Romance,
Raeto-Romance) and another with particular knowledge of 'eastern' Romance
varieties (Italo-Romance, Romanian, etc.). The successful candidates
should possess a higher degree (normally PhD), and research experience in
linguistics. Knowledge of morphological theory and/or dialectology will be
an advantage, although specific training will be provided. The candidates
should have good IT skills.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 September, 2006. Interviews
will be held, provisionally, on 14 September 2006. Applications (3 copies)
consisting of a curriculum vitae, a covering letter indicating how your
research experience relates to the project, and the names and addresses of
two referees, should be sent to Professor Martin Maiden at the address below, tel:
(01865) 270488, e-mail martin.maidenmod-langs.ox.ac.uk. Applicants should
ask their referees to write directly to Professor Maiden by the same deadline.
E-mail applications will be considered. Further particulars may be obtained
from the below address, downloaded from www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk, or contact
Samantha Valentine.



Address for Applications:
Professor Martin Maiden
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
41 Wellington Square
Oxford, England OX1 2JF
United Kingdom

Application Deadline: 01-Sep-2006

Contact Information:
Samantha Valentine
Email: samantha.valentinemod-langs.ox.ac.uk
Phone: +44 1865 270753
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