FYI: postdoc position at Cairns University, Australia
- *Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anthropological Linguistics (Two
Positions) - Ref. No. 9037*
Applications are invited for two three year Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships in the Cairns Institute to work as part of a team headed by
Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Professor R.M.W. Dixon, within the
framework of their joint project ‘World through the prism of language: a
cross-linguistic view of genders, noun classes and classifiers’.
Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent qualification, preferably
awarded within the last five years. Cases in which the period since the
award of the doctorate is in excess of five years may also be
considered, as will applications from candidates whose thesis is
currently under examination. Experience of linguistic fieldwork is
required and ideally the appointee will have already completed a
grammatical description of a language that has not previously been
described (not their native language) in terms of basic linguistic
theory. A Fellowship will not normally be awarded to an applicant who
already holds an appointment within the University. Ideally, we are
seeking to make one appointment to work on a language from South America
with the other to work on a language from New Guinea. However applicants
with primary interest in another area will be considered. The appointees
will be required to undertake extensive fieldwork and will produce a
comprehensive description of a previously undescribed language.
It is essential that prospective applicants contact Professor
Aikhenvald, at Sasha.Aikhenvald@jcu,edu.au
<mailto:Sasha.Aikhenvald@jcu,edu.au> (or by phone, 61-(0)7-40421117,
Employment Type: Appointment will be full-time for a fixed-term from 1
May 2009 to 30 April 2012 subject to a probationary period.
Salary: Academic Level A - $59,478 - $63,733 per annum or Academic Level
B - $67,009 - $79,289 per annum. Benefits include generous employer
superannuation contribution and attractive options for salary packaging.
Level of appointment and commencing salary will be in accordance with
qualifications and experience.
Applicants must follow the Method of Application procedures (including
systematically addressing the Selection Criteria). Further information
is available at http://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs/ <http://jcu.edu.au/> or by
contacting the Recruitment Officer, Faculty of Arts, Education and
Social Sciences telephone: (07) 4781 6207; e-mail renee.joyce@...
Applications close on 27 March 2009.