LINGUIST List 21.2348

Wed May 26 2010

Jobs: Anthropological Ling/Lang Documentation: Full Prof, U of Adelaide

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        1.    Vanessa Jones, Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation: Full Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia

Message 1: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation: Full Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia
Date: 23-May-2010
From: Vanessa Jones <>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation: Full Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia
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University or Organization: University of Adelaide Department: Discipline of Linguistics Job Location: Adelaide, Australia Web Address:
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation


Professor of Linguistics of Endangered LanguagesSchool of Humanities

Job reference number: 15992

The University of Adelaide is a member of Australia's elite Group of Eightresearch-intensive universities. The Discipline of Linguistics, within theFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, was founded in 1992 and hassince built up an international reputation for its research in a number ofareas, including language endangerment, and for its engagement withcommunities speaking endangered languages. The Discipline has a fullundergraduate programme in Linguistics, a graduate programme in AppliedLinguistics (by coursework) and growing number of MA and PhD students (bydissertation). It has a strong record in obtaining competitive grants andrecently added a mobile language team to support work in Aboriginallanguages throughout the length and breadth of the state of South Australia.

Adelaide is a multicultural city with a population made up of over 100different ethnic communities. Many of these communities proudly maintainlinks with their culture. The city combines creativity and liveliness witha safe and clean environment. South Australians lead a relaxed but excitinglifestyle, in a state with a rich history, and a particular love of finewine and food. The University of Adelaide is conveniently located for thefirst hand study of endangered Indigenous, migrant and refugee languages,it also provides access to excellent local archival resources such as theSouth Australian Museum and the State Library.

We are seeking an outstanding Linguist, with experience in the Linguisticsof Endangered Languages, to join our Discipline. With a distinguished,internationally recognised research and publication record, you will havethe drive and demonstrated ability to maintain and enhance the discipline'sresearch income and represent the work of the Discipline of Linguistics toexternal organisations such as alumni, state and federal agencies, theeducation sector and the general community.

You should also have:- A PhD or equivalent in Linguistics or Linguistic Anthropology- First hand (fieldwork) experience with endangered languages- Research focus on endangered Indigenous, community and refugee languages- Experience of dealing with official bodies concerned with languageplanning, policy making and the maintenance of endangered languages- Familiarity with current approaches to language documentation andpreservation- A proven ability to provide leadership and work as a team member in theDiscipline of Linguistics- Experience in supervising higher degree research students and theability to attract such students

Applicants with a research focus on endangered languages of Australia andthe surrounding Pacific-Asian region are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary: (Level E) $139,130 per annum plus an attractive employersuperannuation contribution of 17% applies.

This tenurable position is available from February 2011.

For further information about the academic aspects of the role pleasecontact Professor Peter Mühlhäusler, telephone: +61 8 8303 3138 or email:peter.mühlhä

Your application should:- include your résumé/Curriculum Vitae- address the selection criteria- quote the relevant reference number- include residency status- include the names, addresses and/or email details of three referees

Application Deadline: 25-Jun-2010 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Ms Vanessa Jones Email:

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