LINGUIST List 21.5128

Fri Dec 17 2010

Jobs: Lang Acquisition/Cog Sci: Post Doc, U. of Kaiserslautern, Germany

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        1.     Shanley Allen , Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science: Post Doc, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Message 1: Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science: Post Doc, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Date: 17-Dec-2010
From: Shanley Allen <>
Subject: Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science: Post Doc, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
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University or Organization: University of Kaiserslautern Department: English Linguistics Job Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany Web Address:
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition


The English Linguistics Group at the University of Kaiserslautern currentlyhas one opening for a doctoral student or postdoctoral fellow in the area oflanguage development. Current research in the group includes first languagedevelopment, second language development, bilingualism, and therelationship between language and cognition. More information about thegroup and its research is at <>.

The candidate will be expected to develop his/her own research leading to adissertation, German Habilitation, and/or academic publications in one of theresearch areas mentioned above. In addition, s/he will be expected toparticipate in ongoing projects and teach up to two courses per semester(total 3 hours per week).

The candidate must have completed a degree in a relevant area such aslinguistics or developmental psychology, ideally with a focus on languagedevelopment, before taking up the position (i.e., Masters or equivalent for thedoctoral position; PhD or equivalent for the postdoctoral position). Alsorequired is a very good knowledge of English and ideally at least a workingknowledge of German.

Salary is on the German scale TV-L E13, 50%. Some additional funds areavailable to cover travel costs for presentation at conferences andattendance at courses off site (e.g., summer schools). The position is forthree years, with possible extension as appropriate. The earliest starting dateis March 1, 2011.

The University of Kaiserslautern is seeking to increase the proportion ofwomen in scientific positions, and thus applications from women are stronglyencouraged. Given equivalent qualifications and experience, applicants withdisabilities will be hired first (disability certification should be included ifavailable).

Applications, including the following, should be sent by January 21, 2011,>.1. Cover letter outlining interest in the position and academic goals2. CV including information about education, related work and volunteerexperience, and presentations and publications3. One-page outline of proposed research during the position4. Copies of up to three examples of written work including Masters ordoctoral thesis (including short English summary if the publication is notwritten in English)5. Contact information for potential references

Application Deadline: 21-Jan-2011 Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Shanley Allen Faculty of Social Sciences Erwin-Schroedinger-Strasse 57 Kaiserslautern 67663 Germany Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Shanley Allen Email: Phone: 49-631-205-4136

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