[Corpora-List] Job opening: doctoral or post-doctoral research fellow in lexicology/phraseology/construction grammar, Osnabrück, Germany

Dirk Siepmann dslavieenrose at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 31 13:09:44 CEST 2016

Osnabrück University’s Institute of English/American Studies invites applications for the position of

*half-time (doctoral or post-doctoral) research fellow* (TV-L 13, fixed term contract 3 years)

The successful candidate will collaborate on the project ‘phraseology of the novel’ (PHRASEOROM) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). The chief goal of this project is to set up a corpus-driven structural and functional typology of lexico-syntactic constructions in English, French and German 20th century novels. This typology will be used for two types of comparison:

a) a comparison between high literature and popular fiction (French *paralittérature*, German *Trivialliteratur*; science fiction; detective fiction; romance fiction);

b) a comparison between the stylistic practices found in different literary traditions.

The project is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together linguists and literary scholars and integrating phraseology, stylistics, genre theory, corpus linguistics and natural language processing. Both in terms of its research focus (phraseology in the novel) and its methodology (corpus-driven linguistics), it falls within the larger domain of the digital humanities.

*Main tasks and duties:*

· to collaborate effectively in a team atmosphere on the above project, preferably by undertaking work towards a habilitation thesis (post-doctoral qualification conferring on the successful candidate the right to lecture at a German university)

· to carry out administrative work as part of the above project

*Required qualifications:*

· an outstanding MA degree in linguistics or a closely related discipline

· organizational and teamworking skills

*Desirable qualifications: *

· English language skills equivalent to Level C2 of the CEFR (e.g. *Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English*, Grade A)

· German and/or French language skills equivalent to Level B2 (or higher) of the CEFR

· relevant research experience in corpus linguistics, lexicology, phraseology and/or construction grammar

Osnabrück University has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and carers balance their home and work life.

Osnabrück University is committed to ensuring equal rights for men and women and strives to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made.

If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.

Applications quoting the reference number FD/2016-1 should be submitted electronically to the Head of the Institute of English and American Studies at ifaa at uos.de to arrive no later than 10 April 2016. For further information, please contact Professor Dirk Siepmann (dirk.siepmann at uos.de). -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 9580 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20160331/2db95d42/attachment.txt>

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