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PostDoctoral Fellowship, La Trobe University

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  • Alexandra Aikhenvald
    LA TROBE UNIVERSITY RCLT POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2005 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
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      Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research
      Fellowship in the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology. This is to
      commence on 1st March 2005, or soon thereafter.

      Applicants should have been awarded their doctorates 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. La Trobe
      graduates should normally have a minimum of two years postdoctoral
      research experience at another institution. A Fellowship will not
      normally be awarded to an applicant who holds a permanent appointment
      within the University.

      The successful applicant will work as part of a team with Professor
      R.M.W. Dixon, Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, and other members of
      the Research Centre, on a topic relating to languages preferably from
      either South America or the New Guinea region (primarily relating to
      Papuan languages). They will undertake extensive fieldwork and will
      either (i) produce a comprehensive description of some previously
      undescribed language; or (ii) pursue an in-depth study of a language
      contact situation. Option (ii) will be suitable for someone who already
      has good knowledge of one or more of the languages involved in a
      suitable contact situation. The choice of project will be made after
      discussion between the successful applicant and Professors Dixon and

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

      Enquiries should be directed initially to the Director of RCLT,
      Professor R.M.W. Dixon (email linguistic.typology@..., phone
      +61 3 9479 6401).

      Further information and the application form may be obtained from the
      RCLT World Wide Web Address http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt.

      The original application and five copies must be received by the
      Secretary of the RCLT Research Committee, no later than 5th November
      2004. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

      Salary Range: A$48,400 pa. - A$51,954 pa. Closing
      Date: 5th November 2004

      La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a
      smoke-free work environment.


      Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, FAHA

      Associate Director

      Research Centre for Linguistic Typology

      Institute for Advanced Study

      La Trobe University

      Victoria 3086


      ph: +61-3-9479 6402 University

      +61-3-9467 3079 University

      +61-3-9455 0020 Home

      Fax: +61-3-9467 3053

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