07/01/2019

Call for postdoc candidates interested in applying for a MSCA Individual Fellowship in Russian and Slavic Linguistics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Language sciencesLinguistics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    08/02/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Norway › Tromsø
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/06/2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has established «The Arctic MSCA-IF program» (uit.no/afu/arcticmsca) to recruit excellent young researchers planning to apply for a Marie Skƚodowska-Curie individual fellowship (MSCA-IF) to pursue a career in research. We invite applications from promising young researchers within the field of Russian and Slavic Linguistics. The selected candidate will write a proposal for a 24-month MSCA-IF at UiT together with Prof. Tore Nesset. This is an opportunity to accelerate your research career while living in the urban research city of Tromsø, uniquely located at the top of the world surrounded by some of Europe’s last pristine wild nature.

This call is one of 21 from pre-selected supervisors at UiT The Arctic University of Norway through the “Arctic MSCA-IF program” (uit.no/afu/arcticmsca/supervisors). Successful postdoc candidates will be invited to Tromsø (travel and accommodation expenses covered) for a three-day MSCA-IF symposium May 13-15, 2019. At this event, the candidates will present their past research achievements, discuss future plans with their potential supervisor and learn how to write a successful MSCA-IF application. Together with the supervisor, the selected candidates will start to write their MSCA-IF application with deadline September 11th 2019.

In this call we search for talented, young researchers within the field of Russian and Slavic Linguistics as presented by Prof. Nesset:

My research field is Slavic cognitive linguistics and I welcome all kinds of projects in this field. In my research I relate the theory of cognitive linguistics to empirical problems from the Russian language. My publications focus on fundamental concepts in cognitive linguistics such as metaphor and metonymy, which I relate to issues in Russian, such as aspectual prefixes, time and space in adverbials, and variation and change in morphological and syntactic constructions. I am among the few cognitive linguists who have published extensively on phonology (see my monograph Abstract Phonology in a Concrete Model, De Gruyter Mouton, 2008). In recent years, my research has become increasingly focused on the application of quantitative methods to large samples of corpus data. In particular, I have carried out a number of empirical investigations of so-called rival forms, i.e. situations where two forms appear to have the same function in the language. My interest in the history of the Russian language has increased over the years, and in 2015 I published the monograph How Russian Came to Be the Way It Is and an article on syntactic change in the journal Diachronica.

I am interested in working on projects that combine the theory of cognitive linguistics with Russian data, possibly in comparison with other languages. In particular, projects involving rival forms and quantitative methods are welcome.

I have considerable experience in grant management and supervision of junior scholars, and I have been the co-PI on three large research projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council, and one funded by Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Together with Professor Laura A. Janda I have founded the research group CLEAR (Cognitive Linguistics: Empirical Approaches to Russian). The successful applicant of the MSCA Individual Fellowship will be a full-fledged member of the CLEAR group and participate in the group’s ongoing projects.

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Please send your CV (max 3 pages) and describe a research project that will strengthen and complement the presented research (max 2 pages) to tore.nesset@uit.no  by Feb 8th 2019. Mark your Application "Arctic MSCA".

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Eligibility criteria

The applicant must be an “Experienced Researcher”; he/she shall, by the time of the deadline (Sept 11th 2019), be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. The ER can be of any nationality and shall not have spent more than 12 months in Norway in the three years immediately prior to September 11th 2019.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Language sciencesLinguistics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Language sciences: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Norway
Tromsø
9019
Hansine Hansensvei 18

EURAXESS offer ID: 368231

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