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LINGUIST List 19.1280

Tue Apr 15 2008

Jobs: Linguistic Speciality Open: Post Doc, University of Konstanz

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        1.    Miriam Butt, Linguistic Speciality Open: Post Doc, University of Konstanz, Germany


Message 1: Linguistic Speciality Open: Post Doc, University of Konstanz, Germany
Date: 14-Apr-2008
From: Miriam Butt <miriam.buttuni-konstanz.de>
Subject: Linguistic Speciality Open: Post Doc, University of Konstanz, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Konstanz
Job Location: Konstanz, Germany
Web Address: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/index.php?lang=en
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Linguistic Speciality Open


Description:

The University of Konstanz is one of nine top-level universities identified
by the Excellence Initiative in Germany. The Zukunftskolleg is a central
scientific institution of the University of Konstanz for the promotion of
young scientists in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
The Zukunftskolleg forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between
excellent researchers in Germany and abroad and provides young scientists
with resources for obtaining third party funding. It offers 5 research
positions for the development and implementation of individual research
projects/research groups. Each position can, in principle, be divided into
two half-time positions. The initial appointments will commence on October
1, 2008 and end on March 31, 2010. An extension for an additional 3.5 years
is foreseen, provided that external third party funding has been granted.

The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an
appropriate workplace for conducting research. A pool for funding
cooperative projects, research assistants, research trips and the
acquisition of equipment is available. Additionally, fellows may nominate
recognized experts in their field of research as senior fellows, who will
be invited to Konstanz for a period of 3-12 months and who, in addition to
their research work and involvement in cooperative projects, will advise
young scientists belonging to the Zukunftskolleg.

The prerequisites for acceptance are a doctoral degree and outstanding
scientific qualification as documented by research activities and
publications. International experience in teaching or research and a strong
interest in interdisciplinary topics are desirable. Each fellow is a member
of both a department of the university and the Zukunftskolleg. Involvement
in teaching is possible. The foreseen topical connection of the project to
the research profile of the University of Konstanz should be demonstrated
in the project outline. Active participation in the regular weekly meetings
of the Zukunftskolleg as well as residence in Konstanz is expected.

The selection of the fellows will be made on the basis of the project
outlines and a two-day workshop to be held on September 1 - 2, 2008 at the
University of Konstanz.

Information about the fellowships and additional opportunities for
participation in the Zukunftskolleg can be found on our website:
http://www.uni-konstanz.de/zukunftskolleg.

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries to
increase the number of women in research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz has been certified by the Hertie Foundation to
be a family-friendly institution. The University is committed to further
the compatibility of work and family life.

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons who will be given
preference if appropriately qualified to apply (contact to the
representative of disabled persons: phone 0049 - 7531 / 88 - 3725).

Applicants should send their application form (see
www.uni-konstanz.de/zukunftskolleg), their project outline (maximum length
6 pages), a letter of motivation (one page), application documents
(curriculum vitae, publication list, and degree certificates) and a reading
excerpt (maximum length 20 pages) as PDF file to the application email
listed below.

Application Deadline: 31-May-2008

Email Address for Applications: zukunftskolleguni-konstanz.de
Contact Information:
Miriam Butt
Email: miriam.buttuni-konstanz.de

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