Research Fellow in Linguistics and Professional Communication
University of Nottingham, English Department
Closing Date: Friday, 14th October 2016
We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Linguistics and Professional Communication. This is a 2.5 year fixed-term post (1 October 2016 – 31 March 2019) funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with funding fully guaranteed for the full 2.5 year term. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established research cluster and business unit, Linguistic Profiling for Professionals (LiPP), in the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL), School of English at the University of Nottingham’s UK Campus.
The successful candidate will play a key role in research and business engagement as part of a 10.1 million ERDF grant, Enabling Innovation. This project involves a series of innovative business engagement initiatives with local businesses based in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant area prior to taking up the post. Expertise in one or more of the following areas would be a distinct advantage: The sociolinguistics of the workplace, business communication, organisational communication, linguistic pragmatics. The ability to analyse data using corpus linguistics software and/or eye-tracking technology is desirable, though not essential. Previous experience of working in industry or with different stakeholders outside of academia would be an advantage.
The interview process will include a short research presentation and a formal interview.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Louise Mullany, louise.mullany[at]nottingham.ac.uk