LINGUIST List 21.3034
Thu Jul 22 2010
Jobs: African Langs; Historical Ling: Project Coordinator, Humboldt U
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African Languages; Historical Linguistics: Project Coordinator and Researcher, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Message 1: African Languages; Historical Linguistics: Project Coordinator and Researcher, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
From: Tom Güldemann <tom.gueldemannstaff.hu-berlin.de>
Subject: African Languages; Historical Linguistics: Project Coordinator and Researcher, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: Humboldt University Berlin
Department: Institute for Asian and African Studies
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address: http://www2.hu-berlin.de/asaf/iaaw/
Job Rank: Project Coordinator and Researcher
Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; African Languages
Required Language(s): English
We are looking for one researcher (half-time position) to participate inthe inter-disciplinary 'Collaborative Research Project (CRP)' "The KalahariBasin area: a 'Sprachbund' on the verge of extinction" which is part of thethe ESF-Program "EuroBABEL". (seehttp://www2.hu-berlin.de/asaf/Afrika/Forschung-EN/Kalahari_Basin.html for ashort project description)
The position involves the following logistic and scientific work:(1) Development and management of a linguistic data base with possiblelinking to non-linguistic data(2) Collaboration in setting up and administrating web page, data archiveand communication portal of the CRP; coordination and preparation ofinter-CRP activities(3) Contribution to publication projects
The designing and implementation of comparative data analyses are welcomeand a related Ph.D. project is possible.
Candidates should:(1) Have at least a master's degree in linguistics(2) Possess IT-knowledge regarding data bases, web pages etc. or displaywillingness and capability of acquiring such knowledge in a short time span(3) Be prepared for and be interested in interdisciplinary collaboration(4) Have an interest in evolutionary anthropology and population history
The successful candidate will partake in the fascinating and challengingEuroBABEL network "Better Analyses Based on Endangered Languages(EuroBABEL)" (see http://www.esf.org/index.php?id=4632)
While the candidate will be employed by the Humboldt University Berlin(Institute for Asian and African Studies) the work place might be the MaxPlanck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig (seehttp://www.eva.mpg.de/english/index.htm).
The position will commence on October 1, or as soon as possible thereafter,
and has a duration of 3 years. Remuneration will be according to 50% of
BAT-O IIa (on the German salary scale as applied at the HU Berlin).
Please send your application in pdf format via e-mail to Prof. TomGüldemann at the email below, including a C.V. and, if relevant, apublication list and a representative sample of your linguistic work. Areference letter by a senior scholar is welcome.
Application Deadline: 30/8/2010, later applications may be considered
Application Deadline: 30-Aug-2010
Email Address for Applications: tom.gueldemannstaff.hu-berlin.de
Prof Tom Güldemann
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