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Fri Feb 12 2010

Jobs: Syntax/Acquisition of Syntax: Two PhD Fellowships, U of Tromsø

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        1.    Kaori Takamine, Syntax/Acquisition of Syntax: Two PhD Fellowships, University of Tromsø, Norway

Message 1: Syntax/Acquisition of Syntax: Two PhD Fellowships, University of Tromsø, Norway
Date: 12-Feb-2010
From: Kaori Takamine <>
Subject: Syntax/Acquisition of Syntax: Two PhD Fellowships, University of Tromsø, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Tromsø Department: CASTL Job Location: Tromsø, Norway Web Address:
Job Rank: Two PhD Fellowships

Specialty Areas: Syntax; Acquisition of Syntax


Two PhD scholarships in theoretical linguisticsCenter for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL)Faculty of Humanities, Social sciences and EducationUniversity of Tromsø

The University of Tromsø currently has two vacant research fellow positionsfor applicants who want to pursue a PhD degree in theoretical linguistics.The successful applicants will propose research projects that arecompatible with ongoing work at CASTL in the area of syntax, including theacquisition of syntax.

CASTL is a Norwegian Center of Excellence funded by the Research Council ofNorway and the University of Tromsø. The core scientific group of thecenter currently consists of 6 senior researchers, 6 post docs/researchersand 17 PhD students.

CASTL's primary research activity is within generative grammar with a focuson syntax, phonology, and language acquisition. CASTL also runs a GraduateSchool in theoretical linguistics. Individuals hired in the two advertizedresearch fellowships are expected to follow the program of the GraduateSchool and to complete a doctoral dissertation. A more detailed plan forcoursework, research, and teaching will be developed by the employeetogether with the Graduate School Coordinator shortly after appointment.More information about our research and the Graduate School may be foundhere:

The period of appointment is four years. The PhD study is standardized tothree years. The fourth year consists of teaching or other duties for theuniversity, organized according to a distribution formula of 25 % per year.

The successful applicants will have to document qualifications inlinguistics at the Master's level. Applicants will be assessed by an expertcommittee. The main emphasis of the assessment will be on the applicant'spotential for research, as evident from: Master's thesis or equivalent,other scholarly works and project description. Work experience and teachingqualifications as well as administrative and organizational experience willalso be plus.

How to apply:The application is to be submitted electronically on the application formavailable at "Apply for this job" at the application URL below. Pleasequoted "2010/159" in your application.

In addition, applicants should send 5 copies of the following: theapplication, a project description, a CV, certified copies of diplomas,references, a list of scholarly works and a filled-out application form foradmission to the PhD study (an application form is found at the address below.

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

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

For further information, please contact:

Professor and Center Director Marit Westergaardphone number (+ 47) 776 44256e-mail:

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:
Contact Information:
Professor and Center Director Marit Westergaard Email: Phone: 4777644256

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