17.1126, Support: Various Specializations: PhD Student, U Groningen

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Subject: 17.1126, Support: Various Specializations: PhD Student, U Groningen

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Date: 13-Apr-2006
From: John Nerbonne < j.nerbonne at rug.nl >
Subject: Various Specializations: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands 

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Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 18:40:18
From: John Nerbonne < j.nerbonne at rug.nl >
Subject: Various Specializations: PhD Student, University of Groningen, Netherlands 

Institution/Organization: University of Groningen 
Department: Center for Language and Cognition
Level: PhD 
Duties: Project Work 


The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) announces the
following positions:

- Three Ubbo Emmius Ph.D. Fellowships in Linguistics (various topics, see
- One Ph.D. Fellowship in Linguistics for work in the project 'Linguistic
determinants of mutual intelligibility in Scandinavia'

The Ubbo Emmius positions (all the PhD positions) are open only to foreign
applicants. Dutch citizens are not eligible due to tax restrictions.

Three open positions may be filled in any of the following research groups:

- computational linguistics
- discourse structure
- second language development
- syntax and semantics
- language variation and language change 

There is also a fellowship available for a researcher (Ph.D. student)
interested in 'Linguistic determinants of mutual intelligibility in
Scandinavia'. Specifics about this project are available at web site (see


- The 'open' positions should begin Sept. 1, 2006, and the position on
intelligibility in Jan., 2007. They all require residence in Groningen, 38
hours/week research, and the stipends must result in a PhD dissertation.
- Fellowship Stipends: Graduate students receive stipends of gross 1399 per
month, normally with slight cost-of-living increases in later years.
Graduate student fellows receive a contract for one year extendible for
three further years subject to evaluation after the first year.

Your profile:

- a MA degree in Linguistics or a related field such as Computer Science,
Psychology, etc (depending on the project)
- preferably research experience in the relevant field
- able to work independently
- interest in interdisciplinary research
- excellent record of undergraduate and Master's level study
- willing to learn Dutch
- see specific projects for additional desiderata, differing per project

Application Procedure

Please include in your application letter remarks about how this position
fits in your career goals and how you hope to contribute scientifically. In
total we would like to receive:

- a letter of application (see above)
- a project proposal or reaction to existing project plans
- your curriculum vitae
- a copy of your diploma together with a list of grades
- a list of publications (if any)
- the names and e-mail addresses of two referees

For more details, see http://www.let.rug.nl/nerbonne/clcg/phd-2006/ 

Web Address for Applications: 


Mailing Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr. Anna Hausdorf 
	CLCG (Positions), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 
	Postbus 716 
	Groningen  NL 9700 AS 
	Applications are due by: 05-May-2006 

Contact Information: 

	Prof. John Nerbonne 
	j.nerbonne at rug.nl 
	Phone:+31 50 363 58 15 
	Fax:+31 50 363 68 55


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