LINGUIST List 21.4846

Thu Dec 02 2010

Support: Applied Ling: PhD Student, U. of Nottingham Ningbo, China

Editor for this issue: Matthew Lahrman <mattlinguistlist.org>


        1.     Derek Irwin , Applied Linguistics, Ling & Literature, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Stylistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

Message 1: Applied Linguistics, Ling & Literature, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Stylistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
Date: 01-Dec-2010
From: Derek Irwin <derek.irwinnottingham.edu.cn>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Ling & Literature, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Stylistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
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Institution/Organization: University of Nottingham Ningbo Department: English Studies Web Address: http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/english/index.aspx

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics Stylistics; SFL; Modern Literature
Description:

The Division of English Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Chinaoperates in collaboration with its home school from Nottingham, the School ofEnglish Studies, one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of English in theUK. The Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) brings togetherresearch across both the Division and the Home School, allowing interdisciplinarywork of the highest standard. CRAL offers an unrivalled research environmentwhich encourages a unique synergy between the context of our location in Chinaand research practice in English Studies

The Division of English Studies is advertising a doctoral scholarship in any fieldcontributing to Applied Linguistics and English Studies, for example,Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Corpus Linguistics or Modern EnglishLiterature.

The PhD fellowship is 3 years in length. The fellowship recipient will spend twoyears in the Division of English Studies in China and one year in the School ofEnglish Studies in the UK. Tuition fees will be waived and the recipient will receivea monthly stipend sufficient to cover living costs in both Ningbo and Nottingham(2000 RMB a month and free accommodation in the first two years in Ningbo; 700GBP a month in the UK).

The successful candidate will be expected to start in March or June 2011.

Applicants must have a Masters degree in a relevant field.

Applications must be prepared according to the following guidelines or will not beconsidered. Your application should be emailed as one PDF document thatincludes 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 of your topic,and any grades you received for relevant coursework.- Details about your technical skillset, for example, this may include statistics,experimental design/methods, neuroimaging, corpus methods, fieldwork, etc.

Personal statement of interest. No more than half a page. Include:- Highlights of your background and career aspirations.- Reasons for special interest in the Division/School of English Studies andCRAL.

Tentative research proposal. No more than one page. Include:- A sketch of your proposed PhD research project that gives a basic overview ofyour 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 can frame aresearch question and test a hypothesis.

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 Wednesday, 5 January 2011. Applicationsreceived after this will not be considered.

Send application by email (marked 'PhD scholarship application') toroshni.mooneeramnottingham.edu.cn. All queries may also be sent to thisaddress.

Short-listed applicants will be contacted about interviews around the 10th ofJanuary 2011 and interviews will be held in mid to late January 2011.

Applications Deadline: 05-Jan-2011

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Dr. Roshni Mooneeram        199 Taikang Rd. E        University of Nottingham Ningbo        Ningbo Zhejiang 315100        China

Contact Information:         Dr. Roshni Mooneeram        roshni.mooneeramnottingham.edu.cn        Phone:00 86 574 8818 0271


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