[Corpora-List] Job announcement - Russian language

Mikhail Kopotev mihail.kopotev at helsinki.fi
Tue Mar 20 12:44:01 CET 2007


Announcing two fully-funded positions, one for a PhD student and one
for a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Tromsø, Norway.
Application deadline: May 15, 2007
Start date: January 1, 2008 (negotiable)

The advantages are:
--One of the largest, best funded linguistics programs in the world
--Mentorship by Laura A. Janda and Tore Nesset
--Scenic setting, with a legendary combination of city comforts and
access to unspoiled nature
--Rich cultural life, including everything from classical to modern
music, theater and films, internationally acclaimed festivals
--International milieu welcomes people from all backgrounds
--Well-paid, multi-year appointment

We invite candidates with an MA or PhD in Slavic Linguistics or
General Linguistics to apply for the positions of PhD student and
Post-Doctoral Researcher in connection with a grant from the Norwegian
Research Fund for a project in Russian verbal morphology (more
information available at http://uit.no/humfak/8775). The English
translations of the official job announcements, with information on how
to apply, are below. Candidates with the following qualifications are
especially encouraged to apply:
--proficiency in Russian, writing ability in English
--background in cognitive linguistics
--familiarity with use of electronic corpora (e.g. www.ruscorpora.ru),
construction of linguistic databases, interactive learning materials,
statistical analysis

The PhD position is a 4-year position. The current annual salary for
similar positions at the University of Tromsø is approximately 316,000
NOK (= 51,535 US Dollars).
The Post-Doctoral position is a 2-year position. The current annual
salary for similar positions at the University of Tromsø is
approximately 389,400 (= 63,454 US Dollars).

It is important to pay close attention to the application instructions
below and to send in all the writing samples (published and unpublished
works) by the deadline. Send in 3 collated sets of writing samples for
the PhD position and 5 collated sets for the Post-Doctoral position. Be
sure to use the Reference Number (Ref.) in all correspondence and to
complete the on-line application procedure. Below are the official
announcements, first the announcement for the PhD position, followed by
the announcement for the Post-Doctoral position. Interested parties
should not hesitate to contact Tore Nesset (tore.nesset at hum.uit.no) or
Laura Janda (laura.janda at hum.uit.no) for more information.
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PhD Position:
Job announcement for a PhD position (scholarship) in Russian
linguistics at the Humanities Faculty at the University of Tromsø

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in Russian linguistics at the
Humanities Faculty at the University of Tromsø. Ref. 07-454.

The position is based in the Humanities Faculty at the University of
Tromsø. The faculty has approximately 120 permanent positions, of which
20 provide technical and administrative support. The Faculty conducts
research, teaching and scholarly work in Comparative Literature,
General Linguistics, Information and Library Science, English, Finnish,
French, Greek and Latin, Art, Scandinavian Languages (and creative
writing), Russian, Sámi, and German. Scholarly positions are grouped in
two departments based on research discipline, the Department of Culture
and Literature, and the Department of Languages and Linguistics. In
addition, the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics - A
Norwegian Center of Excellence (CASTL) is located in the Faculty. The
position announced herein is based in the Department of Linguistics.

The current strategic areas of research supported in the Faculty relate
to investigation of the cultures of the Circumpolar region (broadly
understood) and theoretical linguistics. The position that is open is
connected to the “Exploring Emptiness” research project which will be
led by Professor Laura A. Janda and Professor Tore Nesset. In their
applications, candidates should describe their qualifications and
explain how they can contribute to the completion of the project. The
project is described at http://uit.no/humfak/8775/. For more detailed
information about the project, contact Tore Nesset. The person
appointed in this position will write a PhD dissertation about the
so-called “empty prefixes” (pustye pristavki) in Russian. S/he must
have an MA degree in Russian language or equivalent relevant education.
Candidates must document that they have good proficiency in Russian. In
addition it is an advantage, but not a requirement that candidates have
one or more of the following qualifications: • Background in Cognitive
Linguistics (e.g. a university-level course in this linguistic theory)
• Experience in teaching Russian • Experience in developing and using
interactive learning materials
• Knowledge of Corpus Linguistics and experience with the use of
electronic corpora (e.g. Nacional’nyj korpus russkogo jazyka)
• Knowledge of statistical analysis • Good writing ability in English

The term of the scholarship will be used to complete course work and
research, and will result in the awarding of a PhD degree.

After appointment, the PhD student will, in collaboration with the
project leaders, produce a plan for how the term of the scholarship
will be used both taking into consideration the research project and
other professional training. The plan will be ready within three months
after the appointee commences employment. The plan will name the person
who will have scholarly responsibility for the advising of the
appointee. It is a prerequisite that the scholarly advisor will be
named from among the employees of the Faculty.

The normal period of appointment is four years with a 25% teaching load
each year. Previous appointment as a PhD scholarship student or
appointment to another equivalent competitively-awarded position will
count as part of the education program, so that the total time for
professional training as a researcher equals 3 years.

The PhD student can be assigned to teach at all levels in the
undergraduate and master’s degree programs in the academic discipline
of her/his specialty.

The salary for the position follows the relevant Norwegian regulations
for public organizations (code 1017). A 2% contribution to the
Norwegian pension fund is obligatory.

A committee of experts will evaluate the candidates. The main emphasis
of the evaluation will be placed on the candidate’s research potential
as evidenced by • MA thesis or the equivalent • Other scholarly works,
if available
• The other relevant qualifications described above

Work experience and other work activity that is important for
completing a PhD degree, as well as any pedagogical qualifications will
be taken into account. Experience in administrative or organizational
posts will be seen as an advantage. The candidate should deliver the
information and materials which s/he wants the committee to take into
consideration before the application deadline.

The University of Tromsø wishes to recruit female researchers. In the
event that two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally
qualified, a female applicant will be given priority.

The candidate must send in five copies of a list of all works stating
where those works have been published.

The application must be sent electronically using the application form
found at
http://jobb.jobbnorge.no/visstilling2.aspx?stillid=37408&lang=EN.

In addition, a letter of application, along with a CV, notarized copies
of diplomas and certificates and 5 copies of the list of scholarly
works should be sent in before the application deadline to:

Universitetet i Tromsø
9037 TROMSØ

WORKS – published or unpublished – which the candidate wants the
committee to take into account in their evaluation, should be delivered
in three copies, and be collated in 3 complete sets. The works should
be sent in before the application deadline directly to:

Universitetet i Tromsø
Det humanistiske fakultet
9037 TROMSØ

We refer those interested to “Supplementary regulations for appointment
to PhD (scholarship) positions at the University of Tromsø”,
http://uit.no/persok/arbeidsforhold/6

For further information contact Tore Nesset (tore.nesset at hum.uit.no).
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Post-Doctoral Position:
Job announcement for a Post Doctoral position in Russian linguistics at
the Humanities Faculty at the University of Tromsø

There is a vacancy for a Post Doctoral position in Russian linguistics
at the Humanities Faculty at the University of Tromsø. Ref. 07-455.

The position is based in the Humanities Faculty at the University of
Tromsø. The faculty has approximately 120 permanent positions, of which
20 provide technical and administrative support. The Faculty conducts
research, teaching and scholarly work in Comparative Literature,
General Linguistics, Information and Library Science, English, Finnish,
French, Greek and Latin, Art, Scandinavian Languages (and creative
writing), Russian, Sámi, and German. Scholarly positions are grouped in
two departments based on research discipline, the Department of Culture
and Literature, and the Department of Languages and Linguistics. In
addition, the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics - A
Norwegian Center of Excellence (CASTL) is located in the Faculty. The
position announced herein is based in the Department of Linguistics.

The current strategic areas of research supported in the Faculty relate
to investigation of the cultures of the Circumpolar region (broadly
understood) and theoretical linguistics.

The Post Doctoral Position is a fixed-term position with an appointment
for 2 years.

The main purpose of the appointment to the Post Doctoral position at a
university or college is to enable one to become qualified for a
high-level scholarly position. The minimum requirement is a PhD from a
Norwegian institution or equivalent qualifications for appointment to a
Post Doctoral position. Candidates should be able to document their
scholarly competence in the field of Russian linguistics.
The position that is open is connected to the “Exploring Emptiness”
research project which will be led by Professor Laura A. Janda and
Professor Tore Nesset. In their applications, candidates should
describe their qualifications and explain how they can contribute to
the completion of the project. The project is described at
http://uit.no/humfak/8775/. For more detailed information about the
project, contact Tore Nesset. The person who will be appointed must
have a PhD in Russian language or equivalent relevant education.
Candidates must document that they have good linguistic proficiency in
Russian. In addition it is an advantage, but not a requirement that
candidates have one or more of the following qualifications:
• Background in Cognitive Linguistics (e.g. a university-level course
in this linguistic theory)
• Experience with developing and using digital linguistic database
• Knowledge of Corpus Linguistics and experience with the use of
electronic corpora (e.g. Nacional’nyj korpus russkogo jazyka)
• Knowledge of statistical analysis • Good writing ability in English

The entire position will be devoted to research, research-related work,
and research administration.

After appointment, the Post Doctoral Researcher will, in collaboration
with the project leaders, produce a work plan for completion of the
project for which the Post Doctoral researcher was appointed. The plan
can be considered to be a portion of (and clarification of) the work
contract for the fixed-term position and shall include a project
description and a timetable.

The plan shall state who has responsibility to provide scholarly
leadership for the appointee as their advisor.

The salary for the position follows the relevant Norwegian regulations
for public organizations (code 1352). A 2% contribution to the
Norwegian pension fund is obligatory. A committee of experts will
evaluate the candidates. The main emphasis of the evaluation will be
placed on the candidate’s research potential as evidenced by • PhD
dissertation or equivalent work
• Other scholarly works, if available
• The other relevant qualifications described above

The University of Tromsø wishes to recruit female researchers. In the
event that two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally
qualified, a female applicant will be given priority.

The candidates must send in five copies of a list of all their works
stating where those works have been published.

The application must be sent electronically using the application form
found at
http://jobb.jobbnorge.no/visstilling2.aspx?stillid=37407&lang=EN.

In addition, a letter of application, along with a CV, notarized copies
of diplomas and certificates and 5 copies of the list of scholarly
works should be sent in before the application deadline to:

Universitetet i Tromsø
9037 TROMSØ

WORKS – published or unpublished – which the candidate wants the
committee to take into account in their evaluation, should be delivered
in three copies, and be collated in 3 complete sets. The works should
be sent in before the application deadline directly to:

Universitetet i Tromsø
Det humanistiske fakultet
9037 TROMSØ

We refer those interested to “Supplementary regulations for appointment
to teaching and research positions at the University of Tromsø”
http://uit.no/persok/arbeidsforhold/6 and “Regulations for appointment
to Post Doctoral positions” (circular F-87-98 from The Ministry of
Church, Education and Research).

For further information contact Tore Nesset (tore.nesset at hum.uit.no).







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