LINGUIST List 29.2926

Tue Jul 17 2018

Jobs: Sanskrit; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Oxford

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Date: 17-Jul-2018
From: Sarah Wild <>
Subject: Sanskrit; Syntax: Post Doc, University of Oxford, UK
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University or Organization: University of Oxford
Department: Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Job Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Sanskrit Syntax (2 posts)

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Syntax

Required Language(s): Sanskrit (san)


Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Dr John Lowe has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant for the project ‘Uncovering Sanskrit Syntax’, for which two postdoctoral research assistants in Sanskrit Syntax are sought. The postholders will report to the Principal Investigator, Dr John Lowe, and under his direction will undertake research and corpus-based data collection on Sanskrit texts, in order to establish a comprehensive understanding of the syntax of Sanskrit. The two posts will concentrate on different corpora; for example, one post may focus on Epic and Puranic Sanskrit, while the other may focus on Vedic Prose and Classical literary Sanskrit, depending on the expertise and interests of the postholders.

The postholders, who will hold a doctorate in Sanskrit and/or Linguistics, will manage their own academic research and administrative activities within the context of the Uncovering Sanskrit Syntax project, as directed by the PI. This will involve responsibility for project managing distinct subcomponents of the overall project, and co-ordinating multiple aspects of the work with other project members to meet deadlines. They will be expected to adapt existing and develop new research methodologies for analysing the syntax of Sanskrit texts; prepare working theories and analyse qualitative and quantitative data from varied Sanskrit corpora, and review and refine theories as appropriate based on that data; and act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on specific features of particular Sanskrit corpora and/or on theoretical linguistic issues.

This post is fixed-term (3 years) funded by an external research grant from the Leverhulme Trust.

The posts will be based at the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at the Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HG.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 August 2018.

Application Deadline: 15-Aug-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Mr Dan Holloway

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