One-year postdoc position available

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The Department of Linguistics at Yale University invites applications for a one-year (non-renewable) Postdoctoral Associate position in historical linguistics. Duties include both research and teaching (one course in each semester, including an introduction to historical linguistics in Fall, 2012).

The position is partially funded through NSF grant BCS-920114 “Dynamics of Hunter-Gatherer Language Change”. This interdisciplinary project compares language histories from Northern Australia, California and the Great Basin, and Northern Amazonia in order to test claims about correlates between aspects of language change and social and demographic features. The Postdoctoral Associate will be joining the project in the final year of the grant, and will contribute as an author to the preparation of grant-related publications.

The successful candidate will have experience in historical reconstruction. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in quantitative methodologies and/or first-hand experience with languages in (or near) one of the case study regions. Strong writing skills are essential.

The starting date for this position is July 1 or soon thereafter. Requirements for the PhD must be completed by the start date. Review of applicants will begin on April 2 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, by April 2 please submit a letter of application which addresses research experience, current research goals, teaching experience, and how you see yourself contributing to the project; please also submit a current CV and 2 writing samples, and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to this website.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minorities.

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