LINGUIST List 27.1632

Thu Apr 07 2016

Jobs: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics: Researcher/Project Administrator, The University of Birmingham

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 06-Apr-2016
From: Danielle Fuller <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics: Researcher/Project Administrator, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
E-mail this message to a friend

University or Organization: The University of Birmingham
Department: School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies within College of Arts and Law
Job Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Associate/Project Administrator – 51994

Job Rank: Project Administrator; Researcher

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics


Part-time: 0.5 FTE
Fixed term for a period of 23 months
Grade 6 - Starting salary £25,769 a year in a range up to £28,143 a year, with potential progression to £31,656 a year (pro rata)

We are now recruiting for a part-time (0.5 FTE) Research Assistant/Administrator to work on Death Before Birth, a project funded by the ESRC and led by Dr Danielle Fuller (University of Birmingham) in collaboration with Professor Jeannette Littlemore (University of Birmingham) and Dr Sheelagh McGuinness (University of Bristol). The project is a socio-legal, linguistic study of how people in England who have experienced miscarriage, termination, and stillbirth reach decisions concerning the disposal of the remains of pregnancy, how their perceptions of the law impact on their decision-making, and how they communicate their experiences and choices to those who are there to support them. The project will explore the ways in which metaphor is used by those who have experienced miscarriage, termination, and stillbirth, and those who support them. Our project partners are: The Human Tissue Authority, SANDS, the Miscarriage Association and Ante-natal Results and Choices. The project team will be working closely with these agencies which are both participants in and beneficiaries of the study.

The post is part-time (0.5 FTE) for 23 months and will start in September 2016. The post holder will be based at the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus. The successful candidate will provide administrative support to the research team, including aspects of event, project and budget management. They will also be responsible for acting as a metaphor co-identifier of metaphor in the corpus. Training to undertake this part of the role will be provided.
The successful candidate will have completed a first degree in English Language, Linguistics or Social Sciences; have practical experience of using existing frameworks and/or protocols to analyse linguistic data and will be an expert user of English. The post holder will have experience and proven success in the administration of projects and/or an office. They must be resourceful, flexible, well-organised and able to work independently and as part of a team. They will have good communication and IT skills, and must be able to liaise in a sensitive way with our project partner agencies and stakeholders.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Danielle Fuller (email below).

Closing date: 27 April 2016
Reference: 51994

To download the details and submit an electronic application online visit: alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.

Valuing excellence; sustaining investment

Application Deadline: 27-Apr-2016

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Danielle Fuller

Page Updated: 07-Apr-2016