Job: Australia/Pacific languages, description, typology - University of Melbourne, Australia

Rachel Nordlinger racheln at UNIMELB.EDU.AU
Mon Nov 9 02:40:20 UTC 2009

School of Languages and Linguistics
Faculty of Arts 

Position no.: 0022308

Employment type: Full-time Continuing (= tenure-track)

Campus: Parkville

Salary: A$90,480 - A$104,329 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions
of 17% 

The Senior Lecturer, reporting to the Head, School of Languages and
Linguistics, contributes to the success and continuing future growth of
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics through distinction in teaching,
carrying out and supervising research in the areas of general linguistics,
grammatical description and typology, and various administrative roles. In
particular, this position is aimed at sustaining and advancing the teaching
of descriptive and theoretical approaches to aspects of grammar, in line
with Linguistics and Applied Linguistics¹ commitment to an understanding of
the little-studied languages of Australia and the region.
The appointee will have a research focus on Australian languages or
languages of the region and will also have a proven record of
fieldwork-based research in grammatical description. In addition, s/he will
have the background to contribute more generally to undergraduate first-year
teaching, core areas of the undergraduate program and Masters Level courses
in general and applied linguistics. S/he will be active in supervising
honours and postgraduate research, will have an outstanding record of
publications, and a demonstrated ability to attract competitive external
research funding and initiate new research projects.
The appointee will work as a team member within the Discipline, undertaking
appropriate administration at the direction of the head of Discipline and
Head of School, and will be involved in developing collaborative links
outside the Discipline. 

Closing date: 14 Dec 2009, 11.55pm

Enquiries: Professor Gillian Wigglesworth, tel: +61 3 8344 4720
           email:  g.wigglesworth at

For Position Description & Selection Criteria:
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Dr. Rachel Nordlinger
Senior Lecturer & Postgraduate Research Coordinator
Linguistics, School of Languages and Linguistics
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
ph. +61-(0)3-8344-4227, fax. +61-(0)3-8344-8990


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