School of Languages and Linguistics Faculty of Arts
Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a plus 9.5% superannuation
The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (COEDL) and the School of Languages and Linguistics seeks to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to undertake research on children's language development in two minority Australian languages, Murrinhpatha and Pitjantjatjara, as part of the Language Learning program. This position is jointly funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language and an ARC Discovery Project Grant awarded to Dr Barbara Kelly and Professor Gillian Wigglesworth.
This position is open to international competition and primarily research-based, offering the possibility of substantial freedom of research within the broad aims of the Centre, and the goals of the Discovery Project. It comes with appropriate research support for fieldwork and may offer some opportunities for exposure to teaching.
The Centre of Excellence has an ambitious series of interlinked projects, focusing on language as a dynamic and variable system, and drawing on the full diversity of the world's languages, through four programs focusing on the design space of language (Shape), how it is learned (Learning) and processed (Processing), and how linguistic structures evolve at various timescales (Evolution). Two 'threads' (Archiving, and Research technologies) enable the technological advances needed to drive forward the language sciences in the coming decades. The position will engage closely with both the Centre and the Research Unit for Indigenous Language within the School of Languages and Linguistics. For more information please see: http://indiglang.arts.unimelb.edu.au.
Close date: 27 Mar 2018
Position Description and Selection Criteria
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