Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Linguistics

Brisbane, Australia
12 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL - is an ambitious series of interlinked projects, focusing on language as a dynamic and variable system, and drawing on the full diversity of the world’s languages, through four programs focusing on the design space of language (Shape), how it is learned (Learning) and processed (Processing), and how linguistic structures evolve at various timescales (Evolution).

The role

The successful appointee will undertake a three year project on language contact and Australian languages which they proposed in the application. The project will include field research and minimal teaching responsibilities.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in Linguistics.  You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in Linguistics, good general research skills, a collaborative approach to research, a strong methodological background, excellent analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with Indigenous collaborators.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time fixed term appointment at Research Academic level A.  The remuneration package will be in the range $81,546 - $87,535 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,409 - $102,416 p.a.)

Position Description

Download File CoEDL Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf


For further information regarding this role please contact Dr Felicity Meakins at

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. Applicants should ensure sufficient information is provided in the Program of Research (1-2 pages), or in a separate document, which addresses the selection criteria, to enable an informed assessment of their suitability.

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