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[From Peter K. Austin, Endangered Languages Academic Programme, SOAS]

The Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP) in the Department of Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, is seeking to fill two new three-year posts, a research fellow and a post-doctoral fellow, available from September 2007. Details below.

1. Research Fellow to carry out research, teach, and supervise students in Language Support and Revitalisation. Applicants should clearly describe their research plans for the three years of the post. Teaching will include involvement in an existing MA half-unit “Applied Language Documentation and Description” and an undergraduate half-unit “Language, Society and Communication” plus contributions to planned new half-units in “Language Revitalisation” and “Multimedia and Language Support”. Applicants should hold a PhD in Linguistics with a focus on language support and revitalisation, have relevant publications, and demonstrated ability to teach at university level. Field experience, preferably through working with an endangered language community, would be an advantage. Annual salary will be £31,189 – £40,582. For further details and application procedures see SOAS. The closing date for applications is 30th May 2007.

2. Post-doctoral Researcher to carry out research, teach, and supervise students in Language Documentation and Technology. Applicants will be expected to propose a 3-year research project in the area of theory and application of information and media technologies in language documentation. Teaching is normally one course per term and will include involvement in an existing MA half-unit “Technology and Language Documentation” and in a planned new half-unit “Multimedia and Language Support”, with the opportunity to develop new courses in the future. Applicants should hold a PhD in Linguistics with a focus on language documentation and technology, and relevant publications. Teaching and field experience, preferably through working with an endangered language community, would be an advantage. Annual salary will be £22,986- £25,321. For further details and application procedures see SOAS. The closing date for applications is 22nd May 2007.

ELAP currently has six full-time academic staff (three permanent staff and three post-doctoral fellows), 26 post-graduate students and several visitors and research associates. Appointees will be expected to work closely with staff and students in the Department of Linguistics, including the ELAP, and the Endangered Languages Archive. For further information about the Endangered Languages Project see here.

Prof Peter K. Austin
ELAP, Department of Linguistics
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

Email: elap AT soas.ac.uk

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