PhD positions U Amsterdam

Hengeveld, P.C. P.C.Hengeveld at UVA.NL
Sat Dec 26 13:17:37 UTC 2009

PhD positions at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, University of Amsterdam
The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication has two four-year PhD positions available for excellent candidates with an excellent research proposal, starting September 2010. The availability of the second position is pending final approval of funding.
Research direction
The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication focuses on the description and explanation of variation in language and language use. A key feature of the ACLC approach is that linguistic phenomena are studied from the widest possible variety of perspectives, both descriptive and theoretical, in order to ensure that the findings are not accidental, but are truly representative of the basic parameters that govern the organization of natural languages. The ACLC includes both functional and formal approaches to language description and encourages dialogue between these approaches. Studies cover all aspects of speech and languages: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Language typology, including that of creole and signed languages, plays an important part in the ACLC programme. Language variation in terms of time, space and context is another specialisation. The study of variation in the different types of language user - from the child learning her first language to the adult second language learner including also different types of language pathology - is also a clear focus.
Types of application
You can apply for one of the PhD positions to be filled per September 1st 2010, by submitting your own proposal before February 18th 2010. The ACLC website provides further information on how to submit your proposal ( under PhD candidates > How to become a PhD candidate at the ACLC > Submit your own proposal). 
The PhD student needs to carry out the research and write a dissertation within the contract period.
MA in linguistics (or equivalent), obtained no longer than five years ago.
Further information can be obtained from the managing director of the research institute:
dr. Els Verheugd, 
phone +31.20.525.2543, 
e-mail: E.A.B.M.Verheugd-Daatzelaar at .
The PhD student will be appointed for a period of 4 years 
(80%) or 3.3 years (full time) at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty. A contract will be given in the first instance for one year, with an extension for the following years on the basis of an evaluation of, amongst other things, a written piece of work. The salary (on a full time base) will be € 2042 during the first year (gross per month) and will reach € 2612 during the fourth year, in accordance with the CAO for Dutch universities. 
Submissions of a proposal should be sent before February 18th, 2010 to the director of the ACLC, prof. dr P.C. Hengeveld. They should be submitted electronically to the address aclc-fgw at Applications received after this date or those that are incomplete will not be taken into consideration.
Kees Hengeveld
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