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LINGUIST List 17.3311

Tue Nov 14 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: 14-Nov-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; Typology; Language Contact

Description:

Applications are invited for two three-year Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships in the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology. They are to
commence on 1st May 2007, or soon thereafter.

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. A Fellowship will
not normally be awarded to an applicant who already holds an appointment
within the University.

The successful applicant will work as part of a team with Professor
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Professor R.M.W. Dixon, and other members of the
Research Centre. Ideally, we are looking for one Postdoctoral Research
Fellow who will work on a language from South America and one who will work
on a language from New Guinea. However applicants with primary interest in
another area will be considered. Each appointee 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. Option (ii) will only be available to someone
who already has good knowledge of one or more of the languages involved in
a suitable contact situation (and has undertaken significant analytic on
them). The choice of project will be made after discussion between the
successful applicant and Professors Aikhenvald and Dixon.

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).

Further information concerning the Research Centre, and the application
form, may be obtained from the RCLT World Wide Web Address
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt.

The application must be received by the Secretary of the RCLT Research
Committee, no later than 29th January 2007. Applicants should supply the
names of three referees who will be contacted by RCLT. Applicants should
also send in hard copies of their thesis and/or dissertation, 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.

Address for Applications:
Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
La Trobe University, Bundoora
Melbourne, Victoria 3086
Australia

Application Deadline: 29-Jan-2007

Contact Information:
Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
Email: a.aikhenvaldlatrobe.edu.au
Phone: 61-3-94796402
Fax: 61-3--94673079

Apply on-line at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt
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