[Corpora-List] Research Associate post, Lancaster University - *Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language* project

Hardie, Andrew a.hardie at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Apr 15 17:20:49 CEST 2016

[See below for the announcement of a Research Associate position at Lancaster. We are looking for a person with some background in technical aspects of Digital Humanities and/or Corpus Linguistics. Please circulate. Apologies for any cross-posting. Thanks! – AH]


See: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1504

Research Associate Position at Lancaster University

Department of Linguistics & English Language Salary: 26,537 to 30,738 Closing Date: Saturday 14 May 2016

The Department seeks to appoint a technical Research Associate (Digital Humanities) to work full time for 12 months on the project Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language<http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/?p=1853>, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

You will have a first or Masters degree that includes work in the areas of Digital Humanities, Corpus Linguistics, or a related field; or a PhD (complete or within 12 months of completion) in those areas if your first/Masters degrees are in other fields. You will have a beginning track record of research and research dissemination (outputs including publications and conference presentations).

You will be part of an interdisciplinary team that includes academics from the Department of Linguistics and English Language, ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, the Department of English and Creative Writing, and the School of Computing and Communications.

You will assist in the technical aspects of collecting and encoding early modern corpora, including Shakespeare, using technologies such as XML and database construction for metadata, as well as corpus annotation and query software. You will undertake technical support activities for research on these corpora, including where appropriate the development of web-interfaces to the project data, to enhance the project team’s capacity to perform all necessary automatic and manual analyses of Shakespeare’s language.

As well as contributing to the development of the encyclopaedia, you will contribute to research presentations and to articles for publication.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jonathan Culpeper, Principal Investigator. Email: j.culpeper at lancaster.ac.uk<mailto:j.culpeper at lancaster.ac.uk>

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