Centre Vacancy: Senior Research Associate

Linguistics & English Language
Salary: £32,277 to £37,394
Closing Date: Sunday 03 May 2015
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: A1198

The Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, funded by the ESRC, is seeking to appoint to an 18 month research position to work on ‘discourses on distressed communities’. This position is available from 1 May 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You must have relevant research experience in corpus linguistics and an ability to engage with research within human geography.

You will pursue research on developing and applying existing and new approaches to the use of corpus linguistics within the social sciences. This will focus on discourses around the UK’s distressed communities, how these are represented in the news media, and whether areas with high levels of poverty and marginalization are represented differently from other areas. The project will centre on creating and analyzing a corpus of contemporary newspaper material. It will additionally draw on techniques being developed by the Spatial Humanities project, thus a knowledge of using geographical information systems (GIS) or analyzing census data is desirable although training can be provided.

You will join an interdisciplinary team of internationally renowned researchers within the Departments of Linguistics and English Language and History. This project is supervised by Prof Ian Gregory within the overall Centre. You will be offered excellent career progression opportunities through the ESRC Centre.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Ian Gregory, i.gregory@lancaster.ac.uk

Further information on the Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science is available from: http://cass.lancs.ac.uk. The History Department’s website can be found at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/history and the Spatial Humanities project’s website is at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/spatialhum

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Further details:

Apply through the Lancaster University website.