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LINGUIST List 24.2212

Tue May 28 2013

Jobs: English; Historical Ling; Socioling; Text/Corpus Ling; Writing Systems; Archives and Documents: Post Doc, University of Stavanger

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-May-2013
From: Marja Stenroos <merja.stenroosuis.no>
Subject: English; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Writing Systems; Archives and Documents: Post Doc, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
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University or Organization: University of Stavanger
Department: Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Job Location: Stavanger, Norway
Web Address: http://www.uis.no
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Writing Systems; Archives and documents

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The University of Stavanger invites applications for a three year post-doctoral research fellowship in Middle English at the Faculty of Arts and Education in the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, beginning September 1st, 2013.

The position is funded jointly by the Research Council of Norway and the University of Stavanger, as part of the project ‘The Language and Geography of Middle English Documentary Texts’. The project studies linguistic variation in English fifteenth-century local documents (legal and business documents, inventories, letters, etc.). It will result in a corpus of Middle English Local Documents (MELD) and two book volumes. The project group consists of 8-9 researchers, including colleagues in Glasgow and Helsinki.

For more information about the project, go to: http://www.uis.no/mest.

The aim of the position is to strengthen the research within this area and to give researchers with a relevant doctoral degree an opportunity for further qualification. The appointee will work with a team of established researchers and pursue research that will both make an important contribution to the project and substantially boost her/his own research record. The fellow will take part in the collection of materials and in producing the corpus and database, and will co-author at least one of the main publications. The fellow will take the responsibility for a specific sub-corpus or other defined part of the project, chosen according to her/his research interests and the overall needs of the project.

The fellow will be expected to travel to British archives, and to work with original materials as well as digital images. It is also assumed that the fellow will attend conferences relevant to the field of the project and publish her/his own work in the form of conference presentations and articles.

Apart from such travels, (s)he will be based at the University of Stavanger. It is assumed that (s)he will work full time on the project and be an active participant in the research community in Stavanger.

The successful applicant must have a produced a doctoral thesis in a topic relevant to the concerns of the project. Applicants who have submitted a thesis will be considered, but cannot be appointed until the thesis has been successfully defended. The applicant should have a strong competence in English linguistics/philology, which must include a solid training in Middle English. (S)he must have some experience of reading and transcribing late medieval handwriting. Experience of working with medieval legal documents will be considered a very strong advantage.

For more information about the position and the application procedure, go to: http://www.uis.no/job-opportunities/vacant-positions/three-year-post-doctoral-research-fellowship-in-middle-english-article77471-9803.html

Application Deadline: 09-Jun-2013
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Merja Stenroos
University of Stavanger
Faculty of Arts and Education
Application should be marked st.id 30050424
Stavanger 4036
Contact Information:
Professor Marja Stenroos
Email: merja.stenroosuis.no
Phone: 00 47 51 83 13 65

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