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Sat Feb 04 2012

Jobs: English; General Linguistics: 3 PhD Students, Leiden University

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        1.     Tieken , English; General Linguistics: 3 PhD Students, Leiden University, Netherlands


Message 1: English; General Linguistics: 3 PhD Students, Leiden University, Netherlands
Date: 31-Jan-2012
From: Tieken <i.m.tiekenhum.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: English; General Linguistics: 3 PhD Students, Leiden University, Netherlands
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University or Organization: Leiden University
Department: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
Job Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Web Address: http://www.lucl.nl
Job Rank: 3 PhD Students

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Three PhD students 'Bridging the Unbridgable: Linguists, Prescriptivists
and the General Public'

The project, which started on 1 September 2011 and will run until 31
December 2016, is led by Prof. I.M. Tieken-Boon van Ostade
(http://hum.leiden.edu/lucl/hison-conference/organising-committee/ingrid-tieken.html).
For more information on the project, see:
http://bridgingtheunbridgeable.com/. Specific details on the nature of the 3
PhD projects will be sent to interested candidates upon request.

The candidate will be expected to:
- Conduct original research on a topic specified within the context of the
relevant research project (see a. or b. above)
- Write a PhD thesis
- Submit research results for publication in peer-reviewed academic
journals
- Present papers at (international) conferences
- Do some teaching in the second and third year of the appointment
- Participate in activities in the relevant research project as well as within
LUCL as a whole

The candidate should have:
- Master's or equivalent degree in a relevant field (the MA thesis should
be completed before the start of the appointment)
- An inquisitive, enterprising and creative mind and excellent analytical
skills, evidence of which should emerge from the MA thesis
- Good English writing and presentation skills
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a research team

We offer:
The appointment as a PhD student will be for a period of four years
(initially for a period of 18 months with an extension of 30 months after
positive evaluation of progress and skills development) leading to a
successful completion of a PhD thesis. The gross monthly salary is set on
EUR 2.042,00 in the first year increasing monthly to EUR 2.612,00 gross
per month in the final year. See website for further details.

Applicants are kindly requested, in the specified format, to submit the
following documents electronically (in English):
1. A letter stating your motivation for the position, including a stated and
motivated preference for the relevant project as well as for the specific
PhD topic within that project
2. CV
3. Contact details of two academic references. One of these should be
your MA thesis supervisor
4. A three-page discussion of the subject of the selected PhD topic, in
which you should address the following issues:
a. Why this particular topic is of interest to you
b. The methodology you will expect to adopt
c. The aims of the research in the context of the wider research project
5. Copies of your academic transcripts (Dutch cijferlijst)
6. Copy of your MA thesis, and any other publication(s) in English that
may be illustrative of your research qualities

Please submit these documents in two files:
1. Containing documents 1 to 4 ( PDF or Word file), using your last name
underscore 1 as document name (e.g., BROWN_1.pdf)
2. Containing documents 5 and 6 (PDF or Word file), using your last name
underscore 2 as document name (e.g., BROWN_2.pdf)

Applicants should submit their application before 15 March 2012 to
vacaturesluclhum.leidenuniv.nl, indicating the vacancy number 12-009.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in the week of 14 May
2012. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.

More information: http://www.vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-009-phd-linguistics.html

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2012

Email Address for Applications: vacaturesluclhum.leidenuniv.nl
Contact Information:
Prof. dr. Tieken
Email: i.m.tiekenhum.leidenuniv.nl


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