24.1970, Jobs: Syntax; Comparative Syntax; Cartography: Post Doc, Ghent University

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Subject: 24.1970, Jobs: Syntax; Comparative Syntax; Cartography: Post Doc, Ghent University

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Date: Wed, 08 May 2013 10:27:47
From: Liliane Haegeman [liliane.haegeman at UGent.be]
Subject: Syntax; Comparative Syntax; Cartography: Post Doc, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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University or Organization: Ghent University 
Department: Linguistics, GIST
Job Location: Ghent, Belgium 
Web Address: http://www.gist.ugent.be/
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Syntax; Comparative Syntax; Cartography


Two Postdoc scholarships are available for talented and dedicated young
researchers in the area of comparative syntax. The researchers will be
participating in the Odysseus project 'Comparative syntax: layers of structure
and the cartography project' (PI: Liliane Haegeman). A survey of the research
topics and of the output of the project can be found at
http://www.gist.ugent.be/projectdescription. Candidates interested in applying
can obtain more details from the principal investigator, Liliane Haegeman, at
the contact email address below.

A full-time Postdoc position comes with a net monthly salary of around
2000/2250 euros /month (depending on previous work experience). The successful
candidate can also benefit from a yearly travel allowance (for presenting work
at conferences etc.) of up to 5000 euros.
Candidates will be expected to publish at least 2 peer reviewed papers/ year.
They are also expected to participate in all project related activities
(workshops, reading groups, etc), to provide support for the PhD students in
the group, and to help direct research by Master students in Linguistics.
There are no teaching duties attached to the position, but postdocs may be
asked to participate in some of the PI’s teaching.

The successful researcher(s) will be offered an initial contract for 12
months, preferred starting date  no later than January 1st 2014. Upon positive
evaluation of the collaborator’s performance, in line with the guidelines set
upon appointment, the contract can be extended by up to 2 years.

Applicants should speak and write fluent English.

Applications should include a research proposal that either addresses one of
the research questions of the project or which pursues a novel line of enquiry
directly related to the  project. We specifically encourage proposals
focussing on precise empirical questions that shed light on the articulation
of functional structure, including those focussing on non Indo-European
languages or on diachronic material. The research proposal should include a
fully elaborated research question (1-2 pages), a research strategy,
provisional plan and bibliography. As the project is explicitly embedded in
the cartographic perspective, candidates should be well-grounded in
cartography literature or should be willing to familiarise themselves with
this literature within the first three months of their appointment.

The application should also include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae
including contact and personal details, a piece of the candidate’s own written
work and the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone
numbers or e-mail addresses).

Applications not including a research proposal will not be taken into

Application Deadline: 01-Jul-2013 
Email Address for Applications: Liliane.haegeman at UGent.be 
Contact Information:
	Professor Liliane Haegeman 
	Email: liliane.haegeman at UGent.be 
	Phone: 3292643647 

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