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Fri Feb 12 2010

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Tromsø

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        1.    Kaori Takamine, Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Tromsø, Norway

Message 1: Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Tromsø, Norway
Date: 12-Feb-2010
From: Kaori Takamine <kaori.takamineuit.no>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Post Doc, University of Tromsø, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Tromsø
Department: CASTL
Job Location: Tromsø, Norway
Web Address: http://castl.uit.no/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


Description:

Post-doctoral research fellow in language acquisition
Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics
Faculty of Humanities, Social sciences and Education
University of Tromsø

The Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL) at the
University of Tromsø currently seeks a post-doctoral research fellow in the
field of language acquisition. The period of appointment is three years.

CASTL is a Norwegian Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council of
Norway and the University of Tromsø. The core scientific group of the
center currently consists of 6 senior researchers, 6
researchers/post-doctoral research fellows and 17 PhD students. There are
several other researchers and PhD students at the University of Tromsø who
are connected to CASTL as affiliates, so that the CASTL community today
consists of about 50 people. The research group in acquisition currently
includes a full-time professor, two part-time professors, and three
post-doctoral research fellows.

CASTL's primary research activity is within generative grammar with a focus
on syntax, phonology, and language acquisition. The successful applicant
will be working in the area of language acquisition in collaboration with
other members of the acquisition group at CASTL and the University of
Tromsø. Research projects may be proposed both within mono- and bilingual
language acquisition as well as second language acquisition in children.
Applications whose research interacts closely with the ongoing language
acquisition projects at CASTL will be preferred. Information about ongoing
research at CASTL can be found at
http://castl.uit.no/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=72

The prerequisite for the position is a doctoral degree, either a Norwegian
PhD in linguistics or an equivalent foreign doctoral degree. We are seeking
a person who is willing to engage himself/herself in the ongoing
development of his/her discipline and the university as a whole. Experience
in experimental works, teaching, and/or supervising students are plus.
While this is not a teaching position, involvement in - and at times
responsibility for - research seminars will be expected.

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. The main emphasis
will be placed on assessment of the submitted scholarly works and the
research proposal.

How to apply:
The application is to be submitted electronically on the application form
available at "Apply for this job" at application URL below.

In addition, applicants should send 5 copies of the following: the
application, a research proposal including a work schedule, a CV,
certified copies of diplomas, references and a list of scholarly works to
the address below.

The following reference number must be quoted in your application: 2010/182

Applicants should also have 3 copies of the scholarly works that should be
taken into consideration for evaluation sent to the address below.
The copies should be arranged as 3 complete sets.

All documentation that is to be evaluated must be certified and translated
into English or a Scandinavian language.

For further information, please contact:

Professor and Center Director Marit Westergaard
Tel: (+ 47) 776 44256
e-mail: marit.westergaarduit.no

Head of Administration Tore Bentz
Tel: (+ 47) 776 44751
e-mail: tore.bentzuit.no

Application Deadline: 04-Mar-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Faculty of Humanities
Social Sciences and Education
University of Tromsø
N-9037 Tromsø
Norway
Web Address for Applications: http://secure.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=64772
Contact Information:
Professor and Center Director Marit Westergaard
Email: marit.westergaarduit.no
Phone: 4777644256

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