Senior Research Associate in Corpus Linguistics and Sociomaterial
Linguistics & English Language
Salary: £35,326 to £40,927 pro-rata
Closing Date: Thursday 09 December 2021
Interview Date: Thursday 20 January 2022
We are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate, to conduct cutting edge
research combining corpus linguistics and the development of sociomaterial
methodologies. The successful candidate will make a significant contribution
to an ESRC funded project: Research Mobilities in Primary Literacy Education
including through the development of a methodological toolkit for
investigations of research mobilities in the social sciences. While for this
post no previous understanding of primary literacy education is required, it
is essential to demonstrate the capacity to lead on work in Corpus Linguistics
working with data including from Twitter, news media and other sources.
You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains
contingent on external funding which, at this time is until 31 August 2023.
You will have a PhD in linguistics or a closely related area (or be in the
final stages of writing up).
The project is supervised at Lancaster by Professor Julia Gillen; you will be
joining a research team led at Sheffield Hallam University and involving the
University of Stirling.
Informal enquiries may be made to Julia Gillen firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on Lancaster University can be found at
https: // www. lancaster.ac.uk/
Further information on the Department of Linguistics and English Language can
be found at https: // www. lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/ and on the ESRC Centre
for Corpus Approaches to the Social Sciences at https:// cass.lancs.ac.uk/
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