PostDoctoral fellowships at RCLT

Alexandra Aikhenvald A.Aikhenvald at LATROBE.EDU.AU
Fri Oct 19 06:41:37 UTC 2007

RCLT Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Full-time, fixed-term (Academic Level A) position in the 
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology

Remuneration package of $65,610 to $70,427 per annum, which includes 17%
employer superannuation. 

Position no:		Campus: Institute for Advanced Study, Bundoora

Closing date:  Close of Business, Friday, 7th December 2007

Applications are invited for two three year Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships in the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology.  They are to
commence on 1st March 2008, or soon thereafter.

Applicants should have been awarded their doctorate within the last five
years.  They should have experience of linguistic fieldwork and will,
ideally, have already completed a grammatical description of some
previously undescribed language (not their native language) in terms of
basic linguistic theory.  The University may consider cases in which the
period is in excess of five years due to special circumstances.
Applications will be considered from candidates whose thesis is
currently under examination.  Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or
have equivalent qualifications at the date of appointment.  A Fellowship
will not normally be awarded to an applicant who already holds an
appointment within the University.

The successful applicant will work as part of a team with Professor
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Professor R.M.W. Dixon, and other members of
the Research Centre.  Ideally, we are looking for one Postdoctoral
Research Fellow who will work on a language from South America and one
who will work on a language from New Guinea.  However, in exceptional
circumstances, applicants with primary interest in another area will be
considered. Each appointee will undertake extensive fieldwork and will
produce a comprehensive description of some previously undescribed
language. The choice of language will be made after discussion between
the successful applicant and Professors Aikhenvald and Dixon.

Each Fellowship will be a three-year sppointment and is intended to
advance the research activities of the University by bringing to or
retaining in Australia a promising scholar.

Before making a formal application, potential applicants are invited to
communicate with Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald at
a.aikhenvald at

Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald, PhD, DLitt, FAHA
Associate Director and Postgraduate Coordinator
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology
La Trobe University
Victoria 3086
Tel: 61-(0)3-9479 6402
Fax: 61-(0)3-9467 3053 
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