The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) 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) will 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 (https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/indiglang/) "") within the School of Languages and Linguistics.
In collaboration with the project mentor, the postdoctoral fellow will assist in the research initiatives of CoEDL, specifically undertaking experimental phonetic and laboratory phonology research on selected languages of Vanuatu. The appointee will be provided with the opportunity and mentorship to build their own research profile. In addition to publishing his or her own research in this area, the Fellow will collaborate in publications and be involved fully in the life of the research project. The Fellow will also assist with the co-ordination of relevant symposia and engage in public outreach. There is an expectation that the postdoctoral fellow will be involved in some Honours/ postgraduate supervision or teaching, but this is primarily a research-only position.