LINGUIST List 21.3975

Fri Oct 08 2010

Jobs: Syntax: Post Doc, University of Groningen

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        1.    Mark de Vries, Syntax: Post Doc, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Message 1: Syntax: Post Doc, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 08-Oct-2010
From: Mark de Vries <>
Subject: Syntax: Post Doc, University of Groningen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: University of Groningen Department: Linguistics Job Location: Groningen, Netherlands Web Address:
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Syntax


The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen announces a four-yearPostdoc position in generative linguistics (1.0 fte).

This job is part of a larger research project called "IncompleteParenthesis", funded by the European Research Council. The general programinvestigates the relation between ellipsis phenomena and parenthesis from atheoretical and cross-linguistic perspective. The principal investigator isDr. Mark de Vries. Furthermore, there are two Postdocs (1 vacancy), two PhDstudents (vacancies), supporting staff, and there is an international boardof advisors. Each researcher will carry out his or her own sub-project, aswell as contribute to the overall aims.

The provisional title of the relevant Postdoc project is: "Ellipsis andfragmentation in afterthoughts and peripheral adverbial clauses". Thecomplete project proposal can be downloaded from the following deep link:

Requirements- A PhD degree in theoretical linguistics or a related field;- Commitment to the general project; willingness to cooperate;- Affinity with generative syntax, and a broad linguistic interest,including typology and information structure;- Full proficiency in English; motivation to learn Dutch (if applicable).

Conditions of employmentStarting salary from EUR 3088,- gross per month. An 8% holiday allowanceper annum and an end of the year bonus (8,3%) for a full-time position.Starting date: 1 Feb. 2011Duration of the contract: 4 yearsStatus: employeeAppointment: 1.0 fte (including a 0.2 fte teaching load)The position requires residence in Groningen, 38 hours/week research andteaching.

Affiliation: the candidates will be affiliated with the 'Syntax andSemantics' group of the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG)at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. This instituteembraces all the Linguistics research in the faculty.

The University provides a career advisory service for partners of new staffwho move to Groningen. The University of Groningen is an equalopportunities employer. As women are still underrepresented in a number offields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

ApplicationsYou can apply for this vacancy until the closing date of 8 November 2010 byaccessing the online application form at the URL below. The relevant itemis called 'PhD/Postdoc positions Generative syntax and phonology (3,0fte)', vacancy number 210306-08.

When applying, please include:- An extensive letter of motivation in which you describe why you areinterested in this project, and why you think you are a good candidate;- Your curriculum vitae (including a list of publications);- If possible, a copy of your diploma and a list of grades;- A copy of an article, paper or thesis (which shows some of your talent);- The names and email addresses of two referees.

Interviews will be held on Nov. 19th and 22nd.

Application Deadline: 08-Nov-2010 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Mark de Vries Email: Phone: 00-31-50-3633688

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