fellowship in linguistics at MPI-EVA Leipzig
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Doctoral fellowship in linguistics
Postdoctoral fellowship in linguistics
The Department of Linguistics of the Max Planck Institute for
Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig) seeks candidates for a two-year
doctoral fellowship in linguistics (with the possibility of two 6-month
extensions) and/or a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in linguistics
(also with the possibility of two 6-month extensions). The candidates
should be able to make contributions to the department's areas of research.
The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology studies human
diversity and human origins in a multidisciplinary perspective. The
contribution of linguistics to this goal lies in the study of the
history and prehistory of languages (and peoples) around the world
(especially non-European languages), as well as the current diversity of
human languages (linguistic fieldwork on little-described and endangered
languages and language typology). The Department of Linguistics
collaborates with the Department of Evolutionary Genetics and the Junior
research Group on Comparative Population Linguistics to compare the
evidence from linguistics and genetics for the prehistory of human
populations. The largest recent and current collaborative projects of
the Department of Linguistics are the World Atlas of Language Structures
(http://wals.info/) and Loanword Typology. More information on these and
other projects is available on the institute's website (see below).
Doctoral fellows should already have an MA in Linguistics or an
equivalent qualification, and be either registered or qualified to
register in a recognized doctoral program at a university or equivalent
degree-awarding institution. Doctoral fellows have the possibility of
obtaining their doctoral degree through the University of Leipzig
Postdoctoral fellows are expected to come with a flexible research
agenda that fits into the department's current foci. They should be
ready to contribute to collaborative projects, and they will have the
opportunity to propose collaborative projects themselves.
Regular participation in the department's talks, seminars and workshops
is expected. Except for approved absences (e.g. fieldwork, conferences,
vacation), the place of work is Leipzig. The fellowships are available
from 01 October 2008, but a later starting date may be negotiated.
Postdoctoral fellows must have their PhD in hand before the starting date.
There are no teaching obligations, but the opportunity for teaching in
the linguistics program of the University of Leipzig exists.
Good knowledge of English is required.
Applicants are requested to send a C.V., statement of research
interests, two letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work
on a relevant topic to:
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Prof. Dr. Bernard Comrie - Doctoral/Postdoctoral fellow position
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig, Germany
or by e-mail to: comrie at eva.mpg.de (in which case supplementary
materials available only in hard copy should be sent ot the above
e-mail: comrie at eva.mpg.de
fax: +49 341 35 50 333
institute web site: http://www.eva.mpg.de
Deadline for receipt of applications: 17 May 2008
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