23.246, Jobs: Dutch; Phonology: PhD Position, Meertens Instituut, Netherlands

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Subject: 23.246, Jobs: Dutch; Phonology: PhD Position, Meertens Instituut, Netherlands

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Date: 13-Jan-2012
From: Marc van Oostendorp [marc.van.oostendorp at meertens.knaw.nl]
Subject: Dutch; Phonology: PhD Position, Meertens Instituut, Netherlands

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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:16:49
From: Marc van Oostendorp [marc.van.oostendorp at meertens.knaw.nl]
Subject: Dutch; Phonology: PhD Position, Meertens Instituut, Netherlands

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University or Organization: Meertens Instituut 
Department: Variationist Linguistics
Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Web Address: http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/
Job Rank: PhD Position  

Specialty Areas: Phonology 

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)


The Meertens Instituut is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands 
Academy of Arts and Sciences, focusing on research and documentation 
of Dutch language and culture.

The Department of Variation Linguistics at the Meertens Institute offers a 
PhD position in phonology, as part of the programme 'The Life Cycle of 
Liquids', an internal research project at the Meertens Instituut. This 
programme studies different aspects of ongoing and past changes in the 
behaviour of the Dutch liquids /l/ and /r/, and does so in a perspective which 
combines phonological theory, sociolinguistics and phonetics or 
experimental linguistics. The researchers include Ben Hermans, Frans 
Hinskens and Marc van Oostendorp. A more complete description of the 
project can be found on the website.

The PhD project will concentrate on the question what is the phonetic 
substance that phonological primes (features, elements) refer to, e.g., 
whether it is articulatory or acoustic in nature, or rather 'substance-free'; 
whether it is exemplar-based or more abstract, etc. The PhD will collect 
experimental data from Dutch speakers in different regions and will try to 
assess them within the framework of modern phonological theory and 

The PhD project includes writing a dissertation within a maximum position 
duration of 3.5 years. It also involves research training, such as graduate 
courses offered by the Dutch National Graduate School in Linguistics 

Applicants should have: 
-  A Master's degree (or equivalent) in linguistics, phonetics, sociolinguistics 
or a related field
-  Demonstrable knowledge in at least one of the following areas: 
prosody, phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, experimental linguistics; 
knowledge in more than one of these areas is highly desirable; interest in 
all of them is essential
-  Excellent command of English, both spoken and written
-  High proficiency in Dutch, or willingness to acquire this very fast
-  The ability to quickly learn the use of experimental methods (e.g. involving 
ultrasound) and new methods of data analysis
-  The willingness to work in a closely collaborating team
-  The ambition to pursue an academic career in an internationally 
oriented scientific community

Work conditions: 
We offer a full-time PhD-position (38 hours/week) for 3,5 years (preferred 
starting date: April 2012). The starting salary will be EUR 2042,- gross per 
month in the first year up to EUR 2612,- gross per month in the last year. 
Favorable conditions of employment include holiday allowance and flexible 
working hours. Also, there will be opportunities to visit national and 
international conferences and workshops, summer schools etc.

Applications should include: 
-  CV (including contact and personal details)
-  A letter of motivation
-  Academic transcript
-  A sample of written work (e.g. a copy of the MA thesis, a term paper, or a 
published article)
-  Contact details of two referees (names, affiliations, phone numbers, and 
e-mail addresses)
-  Two reference letters (optional)

Job interviews, live or Skype, are expected to take place in the first week of 

Additional information:
Prof. Dr. Marc van Oostendorp
marc.van.oostendorp at meertens.knaw.nl

Prof. Dr. Frans Hinskens 
frans.hinskens at meertens.knaw.nl

Please send in your application before 12 February 2012 to Marcia 
Lucassen (marcia.lucassen at meertens.knaw.nl) .

Application Deadline: 12-Feb-2012 
Mailing Address for Applications: 
	Marc van Oostendorp 
	Meertens Instituut 
	Joan Muyskenweg 25 
	5e Binnenvestgracht 19 
	Amsterdam 1096 CJ 
Email Address for Applications: marcia.lucassen at meertens.knaw.nl 
Contact Information:
	Marc van Oostendorp 
	Email: marc.van.oostendorp at meertens.knaw.nl 
	Phone: +31204628528 
	Fax: +31204628555 

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