27.4958, Jobs: English; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Canterbury

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Subject: 27.4958, Jobs: English; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Canterbury

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Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:42:14
From: Michelle Davies [michelle.davies at canterbury.ac.nz]
Subject: English; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

 
University or Organization: University of Canterbury 
Department: College of Arts
Job Location: Christchurch, New Zealand 
Web Address: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus
Job Title: Post Doctoral Fellow, NZILBB
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics 

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB)

College of Arts

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

- Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
- Fixed-term for 2 years, 9 months

The NZILBB is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on two research projects
funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund.

The first project looks at patterns of phonological and phonetic priming in
corpora of natural speech, as a potential predictor of phonological variation
and change. The second project also looks at phonological variation and
change, this time within the Southland dialect - New Zealand's main (perhaps
only) regional dialect.

Applications are invited from researchers interested in sociophonetics,
language variation and change, connections between sociolinguistics and
linguistic theory, and empirical approaches to understanding variation and
change in speech.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be employed by the New Zealand Institute of
Language Brain and Behaviour, at the University of Canterbury. They will be
primarily supervised by Dr Lynn Clark but will also work closely with the
other academic members of the research team - Dr Kevin Watson and Professor
Jen Hay.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a linguistics, preferably with a
focus on sociophonetics. Applicants with experience of using spoken corpora
and with skills in statistical analysis in R will be at an advantage.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning
environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision
statement of 'People Prepared to Make a Difference'. You will have the
opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and
enrich your own professional and personal development.

To apply and for information about the range of benefits in joining UC please
visit us online at the URL below.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 15th January 2017

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume, the
names of three referees, and any additional attachments combined into one
document and submitted online.

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in
relation this role, please forward these to Michelle Davies, Recruitment
Coordinator (see contact information below).

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its
obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.



Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2017 
	  
Web Address for Applications: https://ucvacancies.canterbury.ac.nz/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL 
Contact Information:
	Michelle Davies 
	Email: michelle.davies at canterbury.ac.nz 


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