LINGUIST List 5.1427

Sat 10 Dec 1994

Jobs: U of Canterbury/New Zealand, Cambridge

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  2. Francis Nolan, Job at Cambridge


Date: Fri, 09 Dec 1994 12:13:24 Jobs: UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the above
continuing (tenured) position at the University of Canterbury. The
minimum qualification on appointment is the Ph.D. degree or equivalent.
Applicants will be expected to contribute substantially to research and
must show evidence of strong teaching ability. They will be expected to
contribute to teaching in a number of areas of general linguistics
including, in particular, syntax, and semantics. Preference may be
given to candidates who have, in addition, a specialisation in one or
more of the following areas: psycholinguistics, pragmatics, discourse
analysis, phonetics. Candidates with other areas of specialisation are
also encouraged to apply.
Inquiries of an academic nature may be directed to the Head of
Department, Dr K Kuiper, from whom further details of the Department's
activities, in both research and teaching, may be obtained. Telephone
64-3-364-2040, fax 64-3-364-2065 or Email
The salary for Lecturers is on a scale from NZ$40,000 to NZ$50,000 per
annum. Applications close on 28 February 1995.
Further particulars and Conditions of Appointment may be obtained from
the undersigned. Applications quoting Position No. LG36, must be
addressed to: Mr A W Hayward, Registrar, University of Canterbury,
Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand.
The University has a policy of equality of opportunity in employment.
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Message 2: Job at Cambridge

Date: Wed, 7 Dec 1994 20:32:10 +Job at Cambridge
From: Francis Nolan <>
Subject: Job at Cambridge

The Department of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, is
re-advertising the following Assistant Lecturership, first
advertised in July this year. Candidates who have already applied
will be considered after the new closing date, but may send
any new information to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee
whose address is at the end of the announcement below. New applicants
should follow the instructions in the announcement below.



University of Cambridge
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

University Assistant Lecturer to take up appointment not later than
1 October 1995. The person appointed will be required to teach and
conduct research in the field of either PRAGMATICS AND
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS. The appointment will be for three years,
with the possibility of reappointment for two years. The statutory
limit of tenure of a University Assistant Lecturship is five years, but
all holders of the office of University Assistant Lecturer are
considered for possible appointment to the office of University
Lecturer during the course of their tenure.

The pensionable scale of stipends for a University Assistant
Lecturer is 13,601 UK pounds a year, rising by seven annual
increments to 18,855.

Further particulars are appended below. Applications, including
a curriculum vitae, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers
of three referees, and a full list of publications, should reach the
Secretary of the Appointments Committe at the
address below by 9 JANUARY 1995.
PLEASE NOTE that applicants responding to this announcement
should arrange for their referees to send their confidential reference
direct to this address by the same date.

The Secretary of the Appointments Committee
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge CB3 9DA
United Kingdom



The Department of Linguistics has an establishment of
seven academic staff, one professor and six lecturers or assistant
lecturers. Several people elsewhere in the University also
specialize in linguistics: for example, in computational linguistics
(in the Computer Laboratory) or in the history and structure of
individual languages, including English. Links between the
Department and other institutions in the University are in general
very strong.

The person appointed to this post would be expected to
teach for both the M.Phil. (postgraduate) and the Tripos
(undergraduate), and to supervise research students as appropriate.
The M.Phil. is a one-year course, examined by essays and a
dissertation: the teaching is therefore partly by lectures, etc. and,
especially in the Easter Term, by individual supervision. The
largest number of candidates in recent years has been 18; a more
usual figure is around 12. The M.Phil. can serve as the first year of
registration for the Ph.D., and the dissertation is therefore a very
important part of it.

Undergraduate papers are at present included in Part II of
the examinations in Modern & Medieval Languages, for which
candidates are taught in either the final or the second and the final
years. It is possible, in effect, to take Part II in Linguistics (e.g.
with the history of a language), apart from two language papers.
But the choice is free and very wide and a common pattern is for
candidates to offer one general paper in linguistics, which can also
be taken in other language faculties, in combination with literature
papers. Teaching in the University is primarily by lectures: under
the collegiate system individual supervision is the responsibility of
colleges. The person appointed might, perhaps in time, be offered
a college fellowship. At present five out of six of the Department's
lecturers have such fellowships, but they are not, it must be
understood, in the gift of the University's Appointments
Committee. Otherwise supervision would be requested, and paid
for, on an ad hoc basis.

The examinations in Modern & Medieval Languages are in
the throes of reform, and we expect a new system to be in force
from 2000. At the same time, we are ourselves developing a
proposal for a separate Tripos (set of examination papers) in
Linguistics, which would again be taken over the last or last two
undergraduate years. This has been accepted, in principle, by the
General Board, and we would hope that the person appointed
would be able to contribute to the detailed planning, ideally before
taking up the post. If so, there is a good chance that the new
examination might be phased in from 1995/96 onwards.

The Assistant Lectureship has become vacant through the
resignation of Dr. S.C. Levinson; at the same time Dr. P. Warren,
who has been teaching psycholinguistics is leaving Cambridge.
We therefore have a teaching need in both their fields of expertise.
An ability to teach sociolinguistics, at least at an introductory level,
might be an advantage, but is not essential.

One feature of the Cambridge system is that teaching
officers are entitled to sabbatical leave, subject to the approval of
the Faculty Board, one term or one year in seven. If there are any
queries about any other aspects of the system, or other queries of
any kind, the Head of Department (Professor Matthews) will be
very happy to answer them.
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