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LINGUIST List 23.2052

Thu Apr 26 2012

Jobs: English; Lexicography: Post Doc, U of Oxford

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Date: 26-Apr-2012
From: Katy Routh <katy.routhell.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: English; Lexicography: Post Doc, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Oxford
Department: English Faculty
Job Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.english.ox.ac.uk
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Lexicography

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of
Oxford is looking for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (vacancy ID
102775) who will pursue a research project in English Language
Lexicography (i.e. the academic study of dictionary-making - the
practice, its products, their histories and their relationship to their
cultural contexts) under the mentorship of Charlotte Brewer. The
proposed research project may be in any topic in English Language
Lexicography, but applications are particularly encouraged in areas
relating to the OED, in dictionaries of current English, and in related
areas of language technology such as language corpora.

The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in English Language Lexicography
- Take up appointment between 1 September 2012 and 1 January
- Receive a salary in the range (as at 1 January 2012) of £29,099 -
- Be able to develop expertise in both research and teaching;
- Have an academic mentor as well as a personalized career and
professional development package, including the opportunity to
undertake the University's postgraduate diploma in learning and
- Have associate membership of Hertford College with full Senior
Common Room rights.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to give their holders
supported experience in a broad range of academic duties; as such,
it will also be expected that the postholder will teach for an average
of 2-3 hours per week. A full range of professional and career
development support will also be provided.

Selection Criteria:
To be eligible for the Mellon Fellowship scheme, candidates will:
- At the time of taking up the appointment, hold a master's degree
and either have completed a PhD or for candidates in national
education systems where the PhD does not apply, be a candidate for
the appropriate doctoral examination;
- Be at an early stage of an academic career, and if holding a
doctorate have completed it no longer than in the previous four years
from 1 October 2012 (excluding justified career breaks);
- Be aspiring to a substantive academic appointment and have
career development needs which could reasonably be met by the
- Normally have at least one peer-reviewed publication either
published or in press. Candidates who already hold a permanent
academic appointment will not be considered.

How to Apply:
If you consider that you meet the selection criteria, go to the
application URL below and search for the vacancy ID 102775, click
on the job posting and then the Apply Now button on the Job Details
page. Follow the on-screen instructions to register as a user. You will
then be required to complete a number of screens with your
application details, relating to your skills and experience. When
prompted, please provide details of two referees, at least one of
whom should be from outside Oxford University. Please ask your
referees to send references to english.officeell.ox.ac.uk before the
application deadline.

All applications must be received by midday on 23 May 2012.

For further information about the job posting, view the PDF for
vacancy ID 102775 at the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 23-May-2012

Email Address for Applications: english.officeell.ox.ac.uk
Web Address for Applications: http://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk
Contact Information:
Katy Routh
Email: katy.routhell.ox.ac.uk

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