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LINGUIST List 19.3191

Tue Oct 21 2008

Support: Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Tilburg University

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        1.    Alfons Maes, Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Message 1: Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Date: 20-Oct-2008
From: Alfons Maes <maesuvt.nl>
Subject: Psycholinguistics: PhD Student, Tilburg University, Netherlands
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Institution/Organization: Tilburg University
Department: Department of Communication & Information Sciences
Web Address: http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/humanities/dci/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics


Within the Department of Communication and Information Sciences at Tilburg
University, we are looking for two new enthusiastic and competent Ph.D. colleagues:

Ph.D.-student (1) m/f
Vacancy number 500.08.26, 3 or 4 years, 1.0 fte

Ph.D.-student (2) m/f
Vacancy number 500.08.27, 4 years, 1.0 fte

Ph.D.-student 1 will be appointed on the project entitled "Producer vs.
addressee oriented processes in producing referring expressions". The project is
part of the study of referring expressions in human communication, an area which
is covered in different research projects in the Department of Communication and
Information Sciences. This project in particular intends to offer further
explanation of how the production of referring expressions, viewed as a
multimodal phenomenon, is shaped by both audience design considerations and
cognitive constraints on the part of the speaker.

Ph.D.-student 2 will be appointed on the project "Visual metaphor: a
Psycholinguistic Perspective" (in particular subproject 3), funded by an 'Open
Competition' grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
(NWO), a project in which Tilburg University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen cooperate. The overarching goal of the project is
to exploit the vast psycholinguistic expertise on metaphor in language for the
study of the identification, description, and process modelling of metaphor in
visuals. Ask for the complete project description

For both positions, we seek a candidate with a background in psycholinguistics,
communication & information sciences, social sciences or some related area, with
experience in doing experiments, and (depending on the project) a proven
interest in one or more of the following area's: speech or writing production,
discourse reference, multimodal reference, audience design, visual perception,
multimodal communication, metaphor theory.

The Ph.D. candidates have a (research) master degree in one of the
aforementioned areas, a strong interest in doing research, excellent writing
skills and a good command of English. Developing and defending a project plan
within the research area of the project will be part of the procedure.

Terms of employment:
The Ph.D. candidates will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system
(UFO) as a Ph.D.-student (promovendus) with a starting salary of minimally €
2.000.-- gross per month in the first year, up to € 2.441.-- in the third year
or € 2.558.-- in the fourth year (amounts fulltime).
The selected candidate is expected to have written a Ph.D. thesis by the end of
the contract (which may be based on articles).

Applications should include a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a 1-page
preference motivation for (one of) the two projects, and names of two references.
Applications should be sent before the application deadline, by regular mail or
by email to solliciterenFDLuvt.nl. In your letter, please refer to the relevant
vacancy code.

Applications Deadline: 25-Nov-2008

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Human Resources
        Faculty of Humanities
        Room D302
        Tilburg University
        P.O. Box 90153
        NL-5000 LE Tilburg

Web Address for Applications: http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/vacancies/500082627.html

Contact Information:
        Prof. Dr. Alfons Maes

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