25.4069, Jobs: Discourse Analysis: Post Doc, University of Helsinki
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Subject: 25.4069, Jobs: Discourse Analysis: Post Doc, University of Helsinki
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Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:47:37
From: Lorenza Mondada [lorenza.mondada at unibas.ch]
Subject: Discourse Analysis: Post Doc, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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University or Organization: University of Helsinki
Department: Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies
Job Location: Helsinki, Finland
Web Address: http://www.helsinki.fi/fus/
Job Title: Post-doctoral researcher
Job Rank: Post Doc
Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis
Required Language(s): English (eng)
The Finland Distinguished Professor project "Multimodality: Reconsidering
language and action through embodiment" led by Professor Lorenza Mondada,
funded by the Academy of Finland for the years 2015-2017, aims at developing
the investigation of the multimodality of social interaction. The empirical
part of the project will focus on embodied actions where a person asks someone
to do something right now (directives, requests etc.) in various institutional
contexts and in a diversity of languages. The methodology combines methods of
Conversation Analysis, Interactional Linguistics, Ethnography and Video
analysis. The project is housed in the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugric and
Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki, and it is associated with the
Centre of Excellence in Research on Intersubjectivity in Interaction.
Applications are invited for:
Postdoctoral Researcher, for a fixed term from 1 February 2015 to 31 January
2016, or by mutual agreement. The position is extendable, and it will have a
probationary period of four months.
- Developing her/his own line of research in the project
- Coordinating a research team in Helsinki, with frequent contacts with a
research group at the University of Basel
- Contributing to the organization and coordination of comparative data
collection, its transcription and management
- Taking part in teaching and supervision.
The position requires a doctoral degree (awarded by the application deadline)
and the ability to conduct independent scientific research, as well as possess
the teaching skills required for the position. The applicant’s doctoral
dissertation is expected to indicate strong analytic skills in conversation
analytic research. The applicant is expected to have experiences in or at
least strong interest in video analysis and the study of multimodality, as
well as interest in institutional interaction. The ability to work on data in
more than one language is expected.
A postdoctoral researcher is required to be competent in Finnish or Swedish
and to have at least a satisfactory knowledge of written and spoken second
national language. Foreign citizens and those citizens of Finland who are
non-native or have received their secondary education in a language other than
Finnish or Swedish are exempt from this language requirement. The applicant is
also required to have an excellent command of English.
Salary and Conditions of Service:
The salary for the position will be based on level 5 of the demands level
chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish
universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based
on personal work performance.
Information and Application:
The application should include:
- Letter of application, stating the motivation for the position and
indicating current research interests and career plans
- CV which includes a list of publications
- Names and contact information of three people who can be contacted for
- 5 publications
- Other documents relevant to the application
The application and the enclosures should be submitted as a single file.
The application should be addressed to Hanna Lehti-Eklund, Head of the
Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, with the
required enclosures, and must be delivered by e-mail to the application email.
The deadline for applications is November 28, 2014.
For further information you may contact Professor Lorenza Mondada, project
leader (email below).
Application Deadline: 28-Nov-2014
Email Address for Applications: hy-kirjaamo at helsinki.fi
Professor Lorenza Mondada
Email: lorenza.mondada at unibas.ch
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