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LINGUIST List 17.2223

Wed Aug 02 2006

Jobs: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University

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        1.    Alexandra Aikhenvald, Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

Message 1: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
Date: 01-Aug-2006
From: Alexandra Aikhenvald <a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au>
Subject: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

University or Organization: La Trobe University
Department: Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
Web Address: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Language Description; Language Contact




Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
in the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology. This is to commence within
six months from the date of offer.

Applicants should have been awarded their doctorate within the last five
years. They should have experience of linguistic fieldwork and will,
ideally, have already completed a grammatical description of some
previously undescribed language (not their native language) in terms of
basic linguistic theory. The University may consider cases in which the
period is in excess of five years due to special circumstances.
Applications will be considered from candidates whose thesis is currently
under examination. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or have
equivalent qualifications at the date of appointment. La Trobe graduates
should normally have a minimum of two years postdoctoral research
experience at another institution. A Fellowship will not normally be
awarded to an applicant who holds a permanent appointment within the
The successful applicant will work as part of a team with Professor R.M.W.
Dixon, Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, and other members of the Research
Centre, on a topic relating to languages preferably from South America or
New Guinea (although applicants with primary interest in another area would
be considered). They will undertake extensive fieldwork and will either (i)
produce a comprehensive description of some previously undescribed
language; or (ii) pursue an in-depth study of a language contact situation.
Exceptionally, applicants may suggest their own research topics, which must
fall within the ambit of RCLT's research profile. Option (ii) will be
suitable for someone who already has good knowledge of one or more of the
languages involved in a suitable contact situation. The choice of project
will be made after discussion between the successful applicant and
Professors Dixon and Aikhenvald. For more information on our activities
please see http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt.

The Fellowship will be a three-year appointment and is intended to advance
the research activities of the University by bringing to or retaining in
Australia a promising scholar.

Enquiries should be directed initially to the Associate Director of RCLT,
Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (email a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au, phone
+61 3 9479 6402).

The Application Form and Conditions of Award may be obtained from:

Please send all applications to:
Ms Siew-Peng Condon
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
La Trobe University
Victoria 3086

The application must be received by 29 September 2006. Applicants should
supply the names and addresses of three academic referees; they should ask
each referee to provide a confidential statement, to reach the RCLT
Research Office directly by the same date. Applicants should also send
in hard copies of their theses and/or dissertations, and of published work
(including papers in press).

Salary Range: A$56,077 pa. - A$60,194 pa.
La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a
smoke-free work environment.
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