Call for applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Caucasian linguistics & linguistic typology, France (Paris)
The LaDyCa project (Language Dynamics in the Caucasus) will make an attempt at understanding how does the web of ecological factors shape linguistic diversity, having a more or less direct influence on dialect diversification and, reciprocally, how the natural and social environment is shaped by language and language diversity. The project will be funded by the IDEX (‘Initiative d’Excellence’) consortium of Sorbonne Universités, France, in partnership with Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Apart from an efficient and fluent command of English and/or French, for collegial relations with an international team of scholars, applicants should have a good command of Georgian (written & oral skills); efficient reading skills in Russian would be an asset too. A good command of database software, and previous training or experience in computational linguistics would be also appreciated. A strong performing ability in entering data and in designing linguistic databases would be an asset.
Applications should include a statement of interest (letter of motivation), giving accurate details on the applicant’s skills corresponding to the aim of the LaDyCa project, and how (s)he plans to process data with computing tools and gather information on the ecological, historical and social context of linguistic diversity in the Caucasus. (S)he will also provide a CV including a list of publications, a copy of the PhD certificate, and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees. Applications should be sent as a single PDF file to the email addresses below, entitled “Application_LaDyCa_PostDoc”:
Prof. Jean Léo Léonard < email@example.com >
Prof. Claude Montacié < Claude.Montacie@paris-sorbonne.fr >
Deadline: applications must be submitted by 2nd of May 2017.
The position is available from July 2017 to June 2018.The duration of employment is intended to last one year. Net salary: around 2100 euros per month.
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