LINGUIST List 14.2663

Thu Oct 2 2003

Jobs: Lexicography: Asst Editor, Oxford U Press

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  1. ruth.lester, Lexicography: Assistant Editor, Etymology, Oxford University Press

Message 1: Lexicography: Assistant Editor, Etymology, Oxford University Press

Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 08:59:26 +0000
From: ruth.lester <>
Subject: Lexicography: Assistant Editor, Etymology, Oxford University Press

University or Organization: Oxford University Press
Department: Oxford English Dictionary
Rank of Job: Assistant Editor, Etymology
Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics, Lexicography


As part of the comprehensive revision of the Oxford English Dictionary
now in progress, an additional staff member is required to join a
small team of specialist etymology editors.

The successful applicant will be involved in revising the etymological
components of the dictionary text, by researching word histories and
revising or supplementing the existing text in the light of this

Applicants should have at least one of the following: a good knowledge
of the internal history of English; a good knowledge of one or more
Germanic or Romance languages and their histories. A First or Upper
Second class degree in a relevant subject is required, and research
experience in a relevant area would be highly advantageous.

The successful applicant will work in the challenging environment of
online publication, which requires the regular issue of scholarly text
from the Dictionary's ongoing research programme.

Further information regarding the revision project is available on the
OED website,

The post will be based in Oxford. Shortlisted candidates are likely
to be asked to complete a lexicographical aptitude test.

The salary offered will be in the range of 17,500 - 22,000 GBP
p.a. depending on skills and experience. OUP offers a full range of
supporting benefits.

To apply, please send your CV, covering letter and salary details to
Ruth Lester at the above address, or by e-mail to, quoting reference 03/187.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Ruth Lester
	Oxford University Press
	Great Clarendon Street
	Oxford, OX2 6DP
	United Kingdom 
	Applications are due by 27-Oct-2003

Contact Information:
	Ruth Lester
	Tel: 01865 353450

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