[Corpora-List] Job: Research Assistant or Associate in project on historical Indian English (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Robert Fuchs robert.fuchs.dd at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 28 10:40:04 CEST 2017

Dear all,

I am looking to fill a position in a corpus-based project on historical Indian English. Please see below for details. Recent PhD graduates are also encouraged to apply (although this is not stated explicitly in the ad). Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have before sending your application.

Best wishes,


*Research Assistant / Senior Research Assistant (PR304/16-17) *

The appointee is expected to assist with work in a research project on historical Indian English. The aim of the project is to compile a parallel corpus of historical Indian English and British English and to determine if, when and how these varieties diverged.

He/She will also assist the Project Investigatorin the research project, such as the collection, compilation and digitisation of the corpus data and overseeing student helpers. Appointeewith the requisite previous experience may also assist in the analysis of the data and the drafting of research articles. This position is an opportunity to be involved in frontline research and the appointee will have opportunities to expand theirresearch skills.

Applicants should be highly proficient in English with at least an earned Bachelor’s degree (for the position of Research Assistant)ora Master’s degree (for the position of Senior Research Assistant) in English language studies, English linguistics or a related field.Preference will be given to applicants with experience of compiling and/or analysing corpus linguistic data and with a background in the study of varieties of English. Applicants should also have very good skills in the use of word-processing software (such as Microsoft Word) and spreadsheet applications (such as Microsoft Excel), be attentive to fine detail, highly self-motivated, able to work under a tight timeline, and have good communication skills.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of eight months. Part-time appointment is negotiable. The post is available immediately, and immediate availability of the candidate is an advantage.Re-appointment thereafter is subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding.

/Rank and s//alary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience./

*Application Procedure:*

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from_http://__pers__.hkbu.edu.hk/__applicationforms_ <http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms>; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799; or (c) in person from thePersonnelOffice, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. The completedapplication formshould be sent to the same address. In addition, applicants should submit a representative piece of writing, such as theirHonour’s thesis, Master’s thesis or a term paper. Please quote *PR*number on all correspondence. Applicants not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Detailsofthe University’sPersonal Information Collection Statement can be found at _http://__pers__.hkbu.edu.hk/__pics_ <http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics>.

TheUniversityreservestheright not to make an appointment for the postadvertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms andconditions then applicable at the time of offer.

*Closing date: *_*15 May 2017*_or until the position is filled

-- Robert Fuchs | Department of English Language and Literature | Hong Kong Baptist University | 224 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR | https://hkbu.academia.edu/RobertFuchs | https://sites.google.com/site/rflinguistics/

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