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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (2 posts)

Applications for this vacancy closed on 9 January 2017 at 12:00PM
Following the award of a European Research Council Advanced Grant to Professor
Andy Orchard (‘A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry’), the Faculty of
English Language and Literature is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral
Research Assistants to work on the project.



The project involves the creation of an interactive online edition of the
60,000 or so lines of verse, roughly half in Old English and half in Latin,
that comprise the entire combined corpus of Anglo-Saxon poetry. This will be
marked up through TEI P5 XML to facilitate the identification of idiosyncratic
features of sound, metre, spellings, diction, syntax, formulas, themes, and
genres across the corpus. The project will produce a linked series of
conferences, workshops, and print publications, including monographs,
conference-proceedings, and a themed issue of an academic journal. Further
details of the project are included in the Further Particulars.



The two postdoctoral researchers, with training in both Latin and Old English,
will each have primary responsibility for either the Old English or Anglo-
Latin elements of the project and will be expected to take a leading role in
establishing the research base for the project, establishing the normalized
mirror corpus and creating the bibliographic database in conjunction with the
other members of the project team. Throughout the project, the RAs will be
expected to present their research at several conferences a year, to undertake
original research leading to the production of articles and/or a monograph,
and to co-edit conference proceedings and other publications. They will also
help to organise the seminars, workshops, and conferences, and will co-edit
the conference proceedings and special journal issue.



Two full-time posts are offered from 1 March 2017 (or as soon as possible
after this date), for a fixed-term of 54 months.



Applicants should possess a PhD in Anglo-Saxon Literary and linguistic studies
or a related field by the time of taking up the post; experience of work with
Anglo-Saxon texts and manuscripts, including accuracy in transcription and
translation; proficiency in Old English and/or Latin, especially with regard
to language and metre; the ability to work flexibly and in a team; a
willingness to participate in the overall running of the project and public
engagement activities; a high level of communication skills, including the
ability to address a range of audiences; a high level of organisational skills
and an ability to meet deadlines; excellent computer skills; and the
capability to work independently across disciplinary boundaries.



Applications (which should include a CV and a supporting statement explaining
your suitability for the post) should be made online. Candidates shortlisted
for interview will be asked to submit a sample of written work (8,000 – 10,000
words) in advance of the interviews, and will be requested to give a short
presentation as part of the assessment process. Two references will be sought
for shortlisted candidates.



The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 January 2017. Interviews
are expected to be held in Oxford during week beginning 23 January 2017.

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Following the award of a European Research Council Advanced Grant to Professor Andy Orchard (‘A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry’), the Faculty of English Language and Literature is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Assistants to work on the project.


The project involves the creation of an interactive online edition of the 60,000 or so lines of verse, roughly half in Old English and half in Latin, that comprise the entire combined corpus of Anglo-Saxon poetry. This will be marked up through TEI P5 XML to facilitate the identification of idiosyncratic features of sound, metre, spellings, diction, syntax, formulas, themes, ...

Following the award of a European Research Council Advanced Grant to Professor
Andy Orchard (‘A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry’), the Faculty of
English Language and Literature is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral
Research Assistants to work on the project.



The project involves the creation of an interactive online edition of the
60,000 or so lines of verse, roughly half in Old English and half in Latin,
that comprise the entire combined corpus of Anglo-Saxon poetry. This will be
marked up through TEI P5 XML to facilitate the identification of idiosyncratic
features of sound, metre, spellings, diction, syntax, formulas, themes, ...
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