LINGUIST List 21.4697

Mon Nov 22 2010

Jobs: Cog Sci; General Ling; Psycholing: PhD, Max Planck Institute

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        1.     R. Sheer , Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Message 1: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Date: 22-Nov-2010
From: R. Sheer <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Department: IMPRS for Language Sciences Job Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands Web Address:
Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics


The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciencesis an initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and tworesearch institutes at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Donders Institutefor Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre for Language Studies. Theresearch school offers an unrivalled training and research environment inthe language sciences, allowing interdisciplinary work of the highest standard.

The IMPRS for Language Sciences is advertising 3 doctoral fellowships inany field contributing to the language sciences, for example, cognitiveneuroscience of language, psycholinguistics or linguistics.

The PhD fellowships are, in the normal case, 3 years in length. Fellowshiprecipients will receive a monthly salary sufficient to cover living costsin Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Applicants must have a Masters degree (or expect to complete the degreebefore September 2011) in a relevant field. The working language of theresearch school is English.

Applications must be prepared according to the following guidelines or willnot be considered. Your application should be emailed as one PDF documentthat includes the following information:

Curriculum vitae.Include:- Relevant work and educational background.- Details about your completed or expected Masters degree, includingsupervisors, date of completion, title of thesis and a brief description ofyour topic, and any grades you received for relevant coursework.- Details about your technical skillset, for example, this may includeprogramming, statistics, mathematical knowledge, experimentaldesign/methods, neuroimaging, practical phonetics, corpus methods,fieldwork, et cetera.

Personal statement of interest. No more than half a page. Include:- Highlights of your background and career aspirations.- Reasons for special interest in the IMPRS for Language Sciences.

Tentative research proposal. No more than one page. Include:- A sketch of your proposed PhD research project that gives a basicoverview of your proposed research and the methods you hope to employ.Note, the details of the final research project would be decided upon inconsultation with supervisors - here we would like to see how well you canframe a research question and test a hypothesis.- Names of potential supervisors from any of the three IMPRS partnerinstitutes. You can find out about researchers' work from the partnerinstitute websites (see below for links). You do not need to contactpotential supervisors at this time.

References. Provide:- Names, titles and email contact details of two academic referees.

Proof of English-language proficiency if not a native English speaker.Provide:- Electronic copy/scan of TOEFL/Cambridge/IELTS certificate. This may besubmitted after the main application deadline if necessary.

The final day for applications is Thursday, 6 January 2011. Applicationsreceived after this date will not be considered.

Send application by email (marked 'IMPRS application') to Allqueries may also be sent to this address.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted about interviews in earlyFebruary 2011 and interviews will be held in mid-February 2011.

For more information about the IMPRS for Language Sciences, visit theresearch school's website:

For more information about research at the IMPRS for Language Science'spartner institutes, visit:http://www.mpi.nl

Application Deadline: 06-Jan-2011 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
R. Sheer Email:

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