advertisement: PhD student OR post-doctoral position

Brigitte Pakendorf pakendorf at
Tue Aug 1 09:27:40 UTC 2006

Apologies for multiple postings.

****PhD or post-doctoral position in Contact Linguistics****

One PhD or post-doctoral position is available in the interdisciplinary 
junior research group of Dr. Brigitte Pakendorf on ‘Comparative 
Population Linguistics’ at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary 
Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. The successful applicant will be 
expected to work on language contact in Siberia (Dolgan or Even). 
Individuals applying for a PhD position need to have a master’s degree 
or equivalent in a relevant field; individuals wanting to apply for a 
post-doctoral position are required to have a PhD. Some experience in 
linguistic fieldwork and with languages of Siberia is desirable but not 
necessary. An interest in interdisciplinary research is important, and a 
knowledge of Russian is imperative. The junior research group will be 
tied in with the Department of Linguistics at the MPI for Evolutionary 
Anthropology, which has a strong focus on functional-typological 
research as well as on fieldwork-based language description; see

The junior research group on ‘Comparative Population Linguistics’ will 
be an interdisciplinary group consisting of molecular anthropologists, 
linguists, and social anthropologists devoted to the study of 
prehistoric population and language contact. Additional information can 
be found at our webpage:

Interested individuals should send a letter of application, curriculum 
vitae, a sample of their writing, and the names and FAX numbers or 
e-mail addresses of two referees to Brigitte Pakendorf (Max Planck 
Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, D-04103 
Leipzig, Germany; e-mail: pakendorf at Due to an extended 
absence in the field, applications will be reviewed from the end of 
September; shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in 
October. The position will be available from January 1^st , 2007.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.

PLEASE NOTE: I will be out of contact (e-mail and phone/fax) from August 4th until the end of September.

Dr. Brigitte Pakendorf                                     
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6                       phone    +49 (0) 341 35 50 308
D-04103 Leipzig                         fax      +49 (0) 341 35 50 333
Germany                                 e-mail   pakendorf at

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