LINGUIST List 29.1203

Thu Mar 15 2018

Jobs: Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, National University of Singapore

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 14-Mar-2018
From: Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine <>
Subject: Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Syntax: Post Doc, National University of Singapore
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University or Organization: National University of Singapore
Department: English Language & Literature
Job Location: Singapore, Singapore
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Fellow

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Syntax


The National University of Singapore will hire two Research Fellows (post-docs) under the project “Subjecthood in Southeast Asia: Description and Theory” (PI Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine). Successful candidates will combine expertise in fieldwork and linguistic theory (syntax and/or semantics). Both positions are for two years, with a preferred start date of August 1, 2018.

Research Fellows will investigate aspects of the grammar of understudied languages of Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on syntactic and semantic phenomena related to subjecthood, through theory-guided original fieldwork in Southeast Asia, including in Singapore. Ideal candidates will have existing research interests and experience in a language or languages of Southeast Asia, but this is not required. Familiarity with documentation methods is a plus. There is no teaching obligation. The Research Fellow must have their PhD in hand by the start of the position.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Funds exist for fieldwork travel and expenses, travel to international conferences, and publication expenses.

Information about working in NUS and living in Singapore is available at The Department of English Language & Literature website can be found at

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018. Applicants should send to the application email below:
1. a cover letter including notes on existing or potential languages of study in Southeast Asia and topics of theoretical interest
2. a CV
3. two examples of previous work
4. the completed Personal Data Consent Form for job applicants available from the application link below.

The candidate should also arrange for two letters of recommendation, including one by the main PhD supervisor, to be sent directly to the application email. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Contact Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (see contact information below) with any questions.

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine

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