LINGUIST List 21.3959

Thu Oct 07 2010

Jobs: Pragmatics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University

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        1.    Mauren Antkowski, Pragmatics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA

Message 1: Pragmatics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Date: 05-Oct-2010
From: Mauren Antkowski <>
Subject: Pragmatics: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
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University or Organization: Carnegie Mellon University Department: Humanities & Social Sciences Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics


Carnegie Mellon University, with the generous support of the Andrew W.Mellon Foundation, is pleased to accept applications for two A.W. MellonPostdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for the 2011-2013 academicyears. These fellowships are designed to foster the academic careers ofscholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting themto pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers andmembers of one of Carnegie Mellon's four humanities departments (English,History, Modern Languages, and Philosophy) in which they will be housed.

The Department of Philosophy seeks candidates whose research focuses onsemantics or pragmatics of natural languages from the perspective oflinguistics, philosophy, logic or computer science. Candidates whose workis of relevance to the research directions of the department's Center forFormal Epistemology are particularly encouraged to apply. Information aboutthe Center can be found at:

Terms of appointmentFellows will teach two courses in their home department(s) in each year oftheir residency. They will have the opportunity to teach in their existingareas of expertise to prepare themselves for a competitive academic jobmarket. Fellows will be encouraged to take part in the manycross-departmental colloquia, conferences, or seminars though theuniversity's Humanities Center, the Center for the Arts in Society, and theundergraduate Humanities Scholars Program.

A 2011-2013 Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $50,000 plus benefits,an annual research allowance of $2,500, and, for the first year of theappointment, three summer months salary.

Application and selection processApplicants for the 2011-2013 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. noearlier than January 1, 2009. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. butexpect to by June 30, 2011 should supply a letter from their homeinstitution corroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2011-2013 fellowships must be received in theAdministrator's office by November 19, 2010. Incomplete dossiers will notbe reviewed. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, personalstatement (of no longer than 2000 words) outlining their complete research(including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plansfor publication, proposed major field(s) of teaching, and the CarnegieMellon department in which you would want to be based, and three letters ofreference. (Note: reference letters may be sent with the candidate'sapplication materials in sealed signed envelopes or directly by the referees.)

Fellowship applications and departmental requests to house a fellow will beevaluated by Carnegie Mellon's Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship AdvisoryCommittee, in consultation with the Dean and Associate Dean of the Collegeof Humanities & Social Sciences. Strong fellowship applications will becirculated to relevant departments.

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