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Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity, University of Queensland

Date: 13 February 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Queensland is advertising for a new three-year postdoctoral research fellow. The appointee at the University of Queensland will work in close collaboration with Felicity Meakins on one of the following topics:

  • Language contact or change in an Australian language
  • Multiregional variation in an Australian language
  • Description of a new Australian contact language

The appointee will also undertake limited teaching – approximately 10% of time (one course/year), with details subject to negotiation.

The application will involve clear and innovative plan (c. 2 pages) addressing what the applicant sees as an exciting and unexplored contact language or language contact/change question involving Australian languages. Any proposal that expands our knowledge of contact/change in Australian languages through a combination of fieldwork and other appropriate methods will be considered, and it may involve fieldwork in any region where Australian language contact/change is found, so applicants should feel free to make their own identification of site and question. Proposals will be ranked by the case they make for the relative importance of this as a vital next step in our understanding of Australian language contact, as well as the feasibility of the project within the time frame and resources.

Applications close 14 March 2018

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University