LINGUIST List 22.3621

Fri Sep 16 2011

Jobs: Lang Acq; Various Langs: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University

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        1.     Administrator, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships , Language Acquisition; Various Languages: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA

Message 1: Language Acquisition; Various Languages: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Date: 15-Sep-2011
From: Administrator, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Various Languages: Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
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University or Organization: Carnegie Mellon University Department: Modern Languages Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish


Carnegie Mellon University, with the generous support of the Andrew W.Mellon Foundation, is pleased to accept applications for two A.W. MellonPostdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for the 2012-2014 academicyears. These fellowships are designed to foster the academic careers ofscholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees by permitting themto pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers andmembers of one of Carnegie Mellon's four humanities departments (English,History, Modern Languages, and Philosophy) in which they will be housed.

The Department of Modern Languages is particularly interested in candidateswhose research focuses on an area of Second Language Acquisition (e.g.literacy development, social or cognitive dimensions of second languagelearning, contexts of second language learning, cultural dimensions oflanguage acquisition, technology-enhanced learning, language assessment)and has native or near-native proficiency in one or more of the areas oflanguage and cultural studies offered in the Department (Arabic, Chinese,French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish).

Terms of Appointment:Fellows will teach two courses in their home department(s) in each year oftheir residency. They will have the opportunity to teach in their existing areasof expertise to prepare themselves for a competitive academic job market.Fellows will be encouraged to take part in the many cross-departmentalcolloquia, conferences, or seminars though the university's HumanitiesCenter, the Center for the Arts in Society, and the undergraduate HumanitiesScholars Program.

A 2012-2014 Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $50,000 plus benefits,an annual research allowance of $2,500, and, for the first year of theappointment, three summer months salary.

Application and Selection Process:Applicants for the 2012-2014 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. noearlier than January 1, 2010. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. butexpect to by June 30, 2012 should supply a letter from their home institutioncorroborating such a schedule.

Applications for the 2012-2014 fellowships must be received in theAdministrator's office by November 15, 2011. Incomplete dossiers will not bereviewed. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement(of no longer than 2000 words) outlining their complete research (includingdissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication,proposed major field(s) of teaching, and the Carnegie Mellon department inwhich you would want to be based, and three letters of reference. (Note:reference letters may be sent with the candidate's application materials insealed signed envelopes or directly by the referees.)

Fellowship applications and departmental requests to house a fellow will beevaluated by Carnegie Mellon's Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship AdvisoryCommittee, in consultation with the Dean and Associate Dean of the DietrichCollege of Humanities & Social Sciences. Strong fellowship applications willbe circulated to relevant departments.

Should you have questions, please direct them to the contact email addressbelow.

All application materials and other correspondence should be addressed tothe application address below.

Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2011 Mailing Address for Applications:
Administrator, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of the Dean, Carnegie Mellon University Baker Hall 154 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA Contact Information:
Administrator, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships Email:

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