Post-Doc at the Surrey Morphology Group

Enrique L. Palancar epalancar at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 9 09:14:53 UTC 2012


University of SurreyFaculty of Arts and Human SciencesSchool of English and LanguagesSurrey Morphology Group
Research Fellow (Ref 8924)
Salary from £29,249 to £38,140 per annum(subject to experience)
Applications are invited for a research post in the Surrey Morphology Group, for a period of two and a half years, available from 1 October 2012. This post is for the project ‘Endangered complexity: Inflectional classes in Oto-Manguean languages’, co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project directors are Prof. Greville G. Corbett, Dr Matthew Baerman, Prof. Dunstan Brown and Dr Enrique L. Palancar.
The job will involve (i) working collaboratively in the construction and maintenance of a large lexical and morphological database of different Oto-Manguean languages together with the creation and maintenance of a website dedicated to these languages; (ii) elaborating an annotated bibliography on inflectional classes; and (iii) contributing to joint papers. 
Applicants should hold a PhD or expect to complete all requirements for the PhD prior to appointment. Applicants should have a solid background in one or both of the following areas: linguistic typology and morphological theory. Knowledge of Oto-Manguean languages is not required, though it would be a distinct advantage as will be having experience in the creation of linguistic databases. The ability to understand written Spanish is desirable. Candidates must have the ability to work independently while functioning as part of a research team. 
Details of the Surrey Morphology Group can be found at: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/LIS/SMG/
Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Greville G. Corbett (g.corbett at surrey.ac.uk) or to Dr Enrique L. Palancar (e.palancar @surrey.ac.uk).
Please attach/include a covering letter explaining your interest in the project, a CV and the names of two referees with your application. To apply on line, please visit www.surrey.ac.uk/vacancies.  If you are unable to apply online please contact Rebecca Varcoe via e-mail on r.varcoe at surrey.ac.uk or by telephone on 01483 686255 quoting reference number 8924.
Closing date for applications: 3rd September 2012Provisional date for Interview board: 19th September 2012
(The University of Surrey is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy)
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