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Fri Jul 06 2012

Support: Language Acquisition: Post Doc in Multilingualism, University of Oslo, Norway

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Date: 06-Jul-2012
From: Jan Halvor Undlien <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Post Doc in Multilingualism, University of Oslo, Norway
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Department: Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies Web Address:

Level: Open

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition Multilingualism

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship Early Bilingual Language Acquisition

A post-doctoral research fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at the Department ofLinguistics and Scandinavian Studies. The person appointed will be affiliated withthe Research group in clinical linguistics and language acquisition. The groupconducts research on typical and atypical speech and language development inchildren and on atypical speech and language as a result of brain damage inadults. Our research focuses strongly on cross-linguistic studies of languagedevelopment and disorders.

The appointee is expected to investigate language acquisition in bilingualpreschool children with a minority background learning the majority language as a(simultaneous or successive) second language, with particular focus on theacquisition of lexical and grammatical skills.


The successful applicant is expected to work closely with the members of theresearch group and should have the following qualifications:

- A PhD degree in linguistics or psychology or a related field, with a background inone ore more of the following areas:- Early phonological, lexical and/or grammatical acquisition in bilingual children- Language disorders in bilingual children- The following qualifications are seen as an advantage:- Experience with statistical methods- Experience with experimental studies and/or use of various test instruments

Emphasis will also be placed on the following when assessing applications:

- The applicant's academic and personal suitability in order to execute the project- The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation- Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academiccommunities- Extensive international network

The post-doctoral research fellowship is for a period of 3 years. Applicants mustsubmit a project outline of a maximum of 5 pages, including a schedule ofactivities. It is expected that the project will be completed within the 3-year period.

The main purpose of the post-doctoral research fellowship is to qualify researchersfor work in senior academic positions within their disciplines. We are looking for astrongly motivated and competent candidate, with high academic qualifications inthe relevant area of research.

We offer

- Salary level 57 - 64 (NOK 455 900 - 518 800, depending on level of expertise)- Professional development in a stimulating academic environment- Good pension and social welfare benefits


The following documents must be enclosed with the electronic application:

- An application letter- Curriculum Vitae (with full information about education, former positions,pedagogical and administration experience)- List of publications and conference presentations- 3-5 page project description on language acquisition in bilingual preschoolchildren with a minority background (see project description). The proposal shouldinclude a progress plan. Applicants are expected to be able to execute the planduring the appointment period.

Educational certificates and publications are not to be submitted with theapplication, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or workslater.

Interviews will be part of the appointment process.

Applications Deadline: 15-Aug-2012

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:         Prof. Kristian Emil Kristoffersen        Email:

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