PhD position on the grammar of Senegalese drum languages (1.0 FTE)
The project is funded by NWO by way of a Free Competition project awarded to the principal investigator Prof. Y. Winter. It is the first extensive linguistic and experimental study of the drum languages used by Senegalese musicians.
This PhD project aims to develop a linguistic theory of Senegalese drum language. It follows previous work done by the PI (Winter, Y., Language 90, 2014). Candidates are expected to have an excellent background in theoretical linguistics or another relevant discipline. In addition, candidates should be able and prepared to carry out fieldwork in Senegal for a period of six months.
The tasks for the PhD candidate will include:
PhD position: The PhD position will be offered at 1,0 FTE, starting on January 1, 2018 at the latest, initially for a period of 15 months. Upon good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining period of 33 months (4 years in total). The gross monthly salary starts at €2,191 in the first year, and ends at €2,801 in the fourth year, on a full-time basis. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information: working at Utrecht University.
About the organization
The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and education in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.
The application deadline is