15.3561, Jobs: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe U

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Subject: 15.3561, Jobs: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe U

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Date: 21-Dec-2004
From: alexandra aikhenvald < a.ailhenvald at latrobe.edu.au >
Subject: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 22:08:38
From: alexandra aikhenvald < a.ailhenvald at latrobe.edu.au >
Subject: Language Description: Post Doc, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

University or Organization: La Trobe University
Department: Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Language Description; Linguistic Typology;
                          Language Contact, Anthropological Linguistics


Applicants should have been awarded their doctorate within the last five years.
They should have experience of linguistic fieldwork and will, ideally, have
already completed a grammatical description of some previously undescribed
language (not their native language) in terms of basic linguistic theory.  The
University may consider cases in which the period is in excess of five years due
to special circumstances. Applications will be considered from candidates whose
thesis is currently under examination.  Applicants must hold a doctoral degree
or have equivalent qualifications at the date of appointment.  La Trobe
graduates should normally have a minimum of two years postdoctoral research
experience at another institution.  A Fellowship will not normally be awarded to
an applicant who holds a permanent appointment within the University.

The successful applicant will work as part of a team with Professor Alexandra Y.
Aikhenvald, Professor R.M.W. Dixon, and other members of the Research Centre, on
a topic relating to languages preferably from South America (although applicants
with primary interest in another area would be considered). They will undertake
extensive fieldwork and will either (i) produce a comprehensive description of
some previously undescribed language; or (ii) pursue an in-depth study of a
language contact situation. Option (ii) will be suitable for someone who already
has good knowledge of one or more of the languages involved in a suitable
contact situation.  The choice of project will be made after discussion between
the successful applicant and Professors Aikhenvald and Dixon.

The Fellowship will be a three-year appointment and is intended to advance the
research activities of the University by bringing to or retaining in Australia a
promising scholar.

Enquiries should be directed initially to the Associate Director of RCLT,
Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (email a.aikhenvald at latrobe.edu.au, phone
+61 3 9479 6402).

Address for Applications:

        Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
        Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
        La Trobe University
        Melbourne, Victoria 3086

Application Deadline: 11-Mar-2005

Contact Information:

        Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald
        Email: a.aikhenvald at latrobe.edu.au
        Phone: 61-3-94796402
        Fax: 61-3-94673053
        Website: http://www.latrobe.edu.au

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