LINGUIST List 8.1724

Mon Dec 1 1997

Jobs: Theoretical/Cognitive Ling,Syntax,General Ling

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  1. Colin Phillips, Compuational Ling/Semantics/Syntax/SLA
  2. Alison Henry, Syntax
  3. Simon Donnelly, Linguistics Professorship: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Message 1: Compuational Ling/Semantics/Syntax/SLA

Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 16:49:30 -0500
From: Colin Phillips <colinUDel.Edu>
Subject: Compuational Ling/Semantics/Syntax/SLA

This is an announcement for a SECOND Assistant Professor position in
Linguistics at the University of Delaware to begin in September 1998, and
is NOT an extension of the application deadline for the search announced in
Summer 1997. Candidates who have applied for the first position will
automatically be considered for the second position, unless they request
otherwise. Candidates who wish to receive full consideration for BOTH open
positions should still send application materials by December 10th 1997.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Delaware is seeking an
Assistant Professor, tenure track, with a specialization in one or more of
the following areas: computational linguistics, semantics, syntax,
theoretical second language acquisition.

The individual will be expected to contribute to the current strengths of
the department in theoretical linguistics, and to the integration of
Linguistics and Cognitive Science (including researchers in the following
areas: Psychology, Computer Science, Philosophy, Neuroscience, Educational
Studies, Applied Science and Engineering Laboratory). The successful
candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in his/her
area, as well as some undergraduate service courses. The position will
begin September 1, 1998. Ph.D. is required by time of appointment.

Interested candidates should send: a letter of application detailing how
they meet the position description, CV, samples of research/publications,
the names of three referees. The candidate should also ask the referees to
send letters of recommendation directly to the Search Committee. All
application material, including recommendations, should be received by
February 2nd, 1998.

Send materials to: Linguistics Search Committee,Department of Linguistics,
University of Delaware, 46 East Delaware Avenue, Newark DE USA 19716-2551.
E-mail inquiries should be sent to Colin Phillips, the Chair of the Search
Committee, at

A copy of this announcement, plus links to additional information on
linguistics at Delaware, can be found at

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer Which
Encourages Applications From Minority Groups And Women.


Colin Phillips
Linguistics & Cognitive Science (302)-831-6809 (phone)
University of Delaware (302)-831-6896 (fax)
46 East Delaware Avenue
Newark, DE 19716
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Message 2: Syntax

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 17:10:55 GMT
From: Alison Henry <>
Subject: Syntax

It is likely that we will have a vacancy for someone to teach mainly 
syntax during the second semester of this year (Feb-May 1998) at 
University of Ulster. We need someone who can teach an introductory 
course in Minimalist syntax, a final-year undergraduate option in an 
area of their specialisation, and contribute to another course eg 
semantics or psycholinguistics. The commitment would be around 9 hours' 
teaching per week which would be paid on an hourly rate of around 
#30/hour. Anyone interested should contact me.

Alison Henry
School of Behavioural and Communication Sciences
University of Ulster at Jordanstown
BT37 0QB
N Ireland

Fax: (outside UK) (+44)1232-398251
 (inside UK) 01232-368251
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Message 3: Linguistics Professorship: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 21:54:12 +0200
From: Simon Donnelly <>
Subject: Linguistics Professorship: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Department of Linguistics, University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa

Appliations are invited for the post of Professor of Linguistics. The 
successful candidate would be required to assume duty on 1 July 1998, or 
earlier if feasible.

DUTIES: 	Undergraduate teaching, graduate supervision and appropriate 
administration. Particular challenges will involve expanded student numbers 
at all levels, the development of interdisciplinary courses and preserving 
a strong commitment to research excellence.

In the recently restructured Faculty of Arts, Linguistics remains an 
independent discipline with its own core courses, major, honours degree and 
service teaching in a School of Philosophy and Linguistics. The appointee 
will assume duty virtually at the inception of this new arrangement and 
will therefore assist in its evolution.

QUALIFICATIONS: 	PhD in Linguistics, appropriate seniority and broad 
experience in one or more core areas of the discipline. The appointee will 
have opportunities to develop courses and research projects with a local 
focus, therefore an interest in African linguistic issues--while not 
essential--will be an advantage.

SALARY: 	negotiable in the range R117 636 - R138 540 per annum

BENEFITS: 	annual bonus, generous leave, provident fund; medical aid, car 
scheme, housing subsidy (if eligible); relocation allowance, 100% financial 
assistance towards dependants' University studies (if applicable).

ENQUIRIES: 	Dean Gerrit Viljoen, Faculty of Arts	
	tel: 	+27 - 11 - 716-3241 / 3225
	fax:	+27 - 11 - 339-4524

Further information obtainable on the web pages of the University 
( and the Linguistics Department 

CLOSING DATE: 	15 February 1998

[Three of the current lecturers in the Department of Linguistics will be 
present at LSA in January 1998, and can provide more information about the 
department on request]. 
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