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Thu Feb 25 2010

Jobs: Discourse Analysis: Post Doc Research Fellow, U of Aberdeen

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        1.    Richard Bevan, Discourse Analysis: Post Doc Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Message 1: Discourse Analysis: Post Doc Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Date: 23-Feb-2010
From: Richard Bevan <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis: Post Doc Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Aberdeen Department: School of Language and Literature Job Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom Web Address:
Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis


University of AberdeenSchool of Language and LiteratureResearch Fellow in Discourse AnalysisLanguage and Linguistic Evidence in the 1641 Depositions

In support of a major multidisciplinary Arts and Humanities ResearchCouncil funded project Language and Linguistic Evidence in the 1641Depositions, led by Dr. Barbara Fennell, we are seeking a PostdoctoralResearch Fellow in Discourse Analysis. You will work with the PrincipalInvestigator (PI) and a team of other linguists, computer specialists andhistorians to further develop and analyse a digitized corpus of quasi-legaldepositions from the 1641 rebellion in Ireland. Under the direction of thePrincipal Investigator (PI), you will be responsible for interpreting whatthe evidence yielded by the computational analysis tells us about thedevelopment of legal language in 17th century English in Ireland, about theinfluence of third parties on the evidence submitted, and about thelanguage of atrocity and violence of the time. You will be responsible withthe PI for publishing the results in a major peer-reviewed journal. Otherduties involve attending meetings in Aberdeen and Dublin, helping toorganise the overall project, managing own workload in consultation withthe PI, communicating regularly and clearly with the PI and other membersof the team, preparing and attending workshops and conferences.

Salary will be paid at £29,853 per annum on the Grade 6 scale.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Barbara Fennell at the email addressbelow.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you willbe required to fulfill the minimum points criteria to be granted aCertificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time anoffer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that youfulfill the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency inEnglish. Please do not hesitate to contact Moira Falconer, HR Adviser, forfurther information on this.

To apply online for this position visit oralternatively you may request an application pack by emailing your name andcontact details to or by telephoning our 24 hour answerservice on (01224) 272727 quoting the job reference number LAN017R.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 22 March 2010.

It is anticipated that the first interviews will be held in Aberdeen on 25March 2010.

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Application Deadline: 22-Mar-2010 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Dr. Barbara Fennell Email:

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