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LINGUIST List 23.2774

Wed Jun 20 2012

Jobs: General Ling; English Ling: Researcher/PhD fellow, U of Leuven

Editor for this issue: Svetlana Tchistiakova <svetlanalinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Jun-2012
From: Kristin Davidse <kristin.davidsearts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: General Linguistics; English Linguistics: Researcher/PhD fellow, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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University or Organization: University of Leuven
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Leuven, Belgium
Web Address: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/depling/index-e.html
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; English Linguistics


Description:

The Research Unit of Cognitive and Functional Linguistics at the Department
of Linguistics of the University of Leuven is looking for applicants for a fully
funded four-year PhD fellowship in English linguistics (starting date:
October/November 2012).

The PhD fellowship is part of a larger collaborative project (GOA/12/007) 'The
Multiple Functional Load of grammatical signs in text construction and
processes of language change', funded by the Research Council of the
University of Leuven. The team supervising the project consists of Bert
Cornillie, Kristin Davidse, Jean-Christophe Verstraete and An Van linden. The
supervisor of this PhD is Kristin Davidse and the co-supervisor Lieselotte
Brems.

The PhD project will focus on factive complements of verbal predicates in
English. Its aims are to identify the specific properties that characterize
factive complements in contrast with complements of reported speech, and
to further elucidate the essence of the factive presupposition. More
information about the project can be requested by e-mail.

Applications are invited from candidates with the following qualifications:

- An MA in linguistics (or equivalent, e.g. BA Hons), with academic
distinction.
- Strong analytical skills and the motivation to pursue creative work in
linguistics.
- A good command of English.
- A cooperative attitude and the ability to play an active role in the research
group (including its weekly seminars).
- The ability to present research results at international conferences, and to
publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Motivated candidates meeting these criteria are invited to apply online
according to the instructions given at
http://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/vacancies_aapbap/phd_humanities.html

Please include a cover letter, a CV, the names of up to three referees we
may contact prior to appointment, and a sample piece of writing. The deadline
for applications is 15 July 2012.

Interviews will be held with shortlisted candidates in the second half of
August (in person or online for overseas applicants). A decision will be made
by the end of August.

The fellow will receive a salary of approximately € 1,700 per month (after
taxes) for a period of four years and all regular provisions for PhD fellows at
the University of Leuven. In addition, s/he will be allocated office space and a
laptop, and receive funding for research activities like attending conferences
abroad and organizing workshops and conferences in Leuven or elsewhere.

The successful candidate will be asked to provide some assistance with
teaching in the English Linguistics programme. S/he will join a dynamic
research team consisting of six faculty members, several postdoctoral
fellows and many PhD students.

For further information, please contact the supervisors of this PhD project,
Kristin Davidse, kristin.davidsearts.kuleuven.be, or Lieselotte Brems,
lieselotte.bremsarts.kuleuven.be.

Starting date: October/November 2012
End date: September/October 2016

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/vacancies_aapbap/phd_humanities.html#linguistics
Contact Information:
Kristin Davidse
Email: kristin.davidsearts.kuleuven.be

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