25.4163, Jobs: Formal Grammar; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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Subject: 25.4163, Jobs: Formal Grammar; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:53:52
From: Terje Lohndal [terje.lohndal at ntnu.no]
Subject: Formal Grammar; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

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University or Organization: Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
Department: Department of Language and Literature
Job Location: Trondheim, Norway 
Web Address: http://www.ntnu.edu/isl
Job Title: Postdoc position
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Formal Grammar


Description:

The goal of the LCIS project (http://www.ntnu.edu/lcis) is to study linguistic
complexity in three different areas: i) formal grammar, ii) language
acquisition, and iii) sociolinguistics. The groundbreaking part of LCIS is
that it will attempt to combine these different sub-disciplines of modern
linguistics. Different methodologies and theoretical perspectives will be
useful in order to illuminate complementary aspects of language complexity and
thus contribute to deepening our understanding of this phenomenon. A unifying
aspect of the research will be the use of multilingual data. These data have
become increasingly important for linguistic methodologies and theories, but
also for public policy makers in the sense that they address consequences of
migration and children growing up acquiring multiple languages

Candidates are invited to submit a 3-4 page project proposal within one or
more of the three areas listed above. The proposal should focus on linguistic
complexity, and candidates are encouraged to integrate more than one area in
their project. Interested applicants are invited to contact Professor Terje
Lohndal (see below) to obtain a copy of the project description for LCIS. The
project proposal should contain the following: i) an outline of the idea that
the candidate wants to pursue, ii) brief descriptions of the relevant
theoretical background and methodological aspects of the proposed project,
iii) a clear statement of how the project will contribute to addressing the
research objectives stated in the full LCIS project description.

The application is to be handed in electronically through the application URL
below marked with HF-14-026, with attachments (preferably gathered in one
document):

The successful applicant should have a PhD in linguistics or equivalent. The
doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation before the
application deadline. Good communication and networking skills are essential.
The candidate must have an ability to work independently, as well as work in a
team. The working language will be Scandinavian and English. An application
should include a covering letter summarizing relevant experience and
education, as well as specifying the motivation for the application (at most 2
pages), a project outline (3-4 pages), complete curriculum vitae, references,
and documentation of all academic degrees (certified copies must be supplied
later). The application should also include a list of relevant publications.

Applicants who are considered for the position will be asked for references
and invited for an interview.

Further details about the position can be obtained by contacting the leader of
LCIS, Professor Terje Lohndal (email below).

The position is remunerated according to salary level 57 in the national
salary scheme, gross NOK 482 500,- annually (2014), of which 2 per cent is
deducted for the State Pension scheme.

The appointment of the postdoctoral fellow will be made according to Norwegian
guidelines for universities and university colleges. Primary residency at the
Department of Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities in
Trondheim is a prerequisite. It is a major political objective to achieve a
balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit persons
with an immigrant background. Immigrants and women are therefore encouraged to
apply for the positions. 

Application deadline is December 15, 2014.



Application Deadline: 15-Dec-2014 
	  
Web Address for Applications: http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/106734/postdoctoral-position-for-a-period-of-2-years-linguistic-complexity-in-the-individual-and-society-lcis 
Contact Information:
	Professor Terje Lohndal 
	Email: terje.lohndal at ntnu.no 





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