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Post-doc opportunity at Nottingham Trent

Nottingham Trent University
School of Arts and Humanities
Research Assistant in Early Modern Travel Writing Collections (0.5) £18,710 p.a. pro rata (Grade E)
POST NO: M2327
12 months – Fixed term contract
Clifton Campus
The English Division has an excellent teaching reputation and an internationally recognised research profile awarded a 5 rating in the RAE 2001. We are seeking to appoint a research assistant with the skills and energy to contribute to the planning and production of a new Critical Edition of Richard Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation (3 vols., 1598-1600), under the General Editorship of Dr Daniel Carey (NUI, Galway), Professor Andrew Hadfield (Sussex) and Professor Claire Jowitt (NTU).
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Jowitt. You will have completed your doctorate and be able to demonstrate the potential of your research and pedagogic interests in the field of Renaissance Travel Writing Collections.
Confidential informal enquiries may be made to Professor Claire Jowitt via e-mail: or the Head of English, Professor Nahem Yousaf via e-mail:
Interview date: Monday 17th November 2008 Closing Date: 27/Oct/2008

PhD Position at the Radboud University Nijmegen

Promovendus Engels (1,0 fte) From bounded to unbounded events: what the rise of the progressive in early Modern English can tell us about the causes of typological shift


Binnen de onderzoeksschool CLS is plaats voor een promovendus Engels die zich bezig zal houden met de historische ontwikkeling van de progressive in het vroegmodern Engels (ca. 1500-1700). De promovendus zal nauw samenwerken met de uitvoerders van het NWO onderzoeksprogramma Syntax and Information Structure: Discourse Options after the Loss of Verb-Second dat op 1 september jl. van start is gegaan, en gebruik zal maken van dezelfde database.



U heeft bij voorkeur een doctoraalexamen/masterdiploma Engels met een taalkundige specialisatie. Ook kandidaten met een taalkundige specialisatie en een doctoraalexamen/ masterdiploma van een andere taal, bijvoorbeeld het Nederlands, of Taalwetenschap, worden nadrukkelijk uitgenodigd te solliciteren. Uw doctoraal/masterspecialisatie is modern-taalkundig, met aantoonbare belangstelling voor historische taalkunde, of historisch-taalkundig met aantoonbare belangstelling voor moderne taalkundige benaderingen. Corpusgebaseerd quantitatief datawerk maakt deel uit van het onderzoek.

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Lecturer in the History of the English Language

Applications are invited from candidates with a primary research interest and proven research and teaching record in the History of the English Language. An additional interest in bibliography and/or corpus-based historical linguistics would be an advantage. The Department would like to appoint someone who will help to bridge the literature and language interests in the Department, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the teaching of literature as well as language.

Appointment will be at an appropriate point of the Lecturer A scale (UCL grade 7, GBP 31,685-£34,624 + GBP 2,714 London Allowance). The appointment will start in October 2008.

The UCL English Department was awarded an ‘Excellent’ grade in the 1994 Teaching Quality Assessment, and a 5*A in the 1996 and 2002 Research Assessment Exercises.

Candidates should send a copy of their c.v., the names and contact details of two referees, a covering letter, and completed equal opportunities form, by e-mail to Kathryn Metzenthin, Department Administrator, by the closing date. Applicants should ask their referees to submit references direct to the department by the closing date.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 January 2008.

Shortlisting will take place on 8 February 2008. Interviews will be held on Friday 7 March 2008. Those invited to attend for interview will be asked to submit a short piece of written work by 19 February.



Three year postdoctoral fellowship at Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen has an opening for a three-year postdoctoral research assistantship on lexical change in the dialects of the fishing communities of eastern Scotland. The specific requirements are contained in the link below, but they are essentially looking for a sociolinguist/dialectologist with some background in historical linguistics.

The job is decsribed here:

Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher


The changing verb phrase in present-day British English.

Applications are invited for the post above which is funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and tenable for three years, starting 1 September 2007.

Applicants must have a PhD in (English) Linguistics, preferably with a specialisation in historical linguistics. A knowledge of statistics and corpus linguistic methodology is an advantage.

The salary (to be confirmed) is GBP26,666 + a London Allowance of GBP2,572 Closing date for applications: Tuesday 3 July 2007 Interviews will take place on Thursday 12 July 2007.

You must normally be permitted to work in the UK.

Please send three copies of your application containing a statement in support of your application, a CV and two full references (not names) to the address below. References may be sent under separate cover by referees.

Emailed or faxed applications are not acceptable, unless there are special circumstances.

We regret that we are not able to acknowledge receipt of applications. We will only contact you in case you are shortlisted.

For further details of the project see:

A job description appears here:


Professor Bas Aarts

Department of English Language and Literature University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT UK


Tel: 00 44 20 7679 3130


PhD positions

Four general positions (Application number 6-272)
LUCL has positions for four paid PhD students (Dutch: promovendi) for research in any field of linguistics in which members of the institute have expertise. To apply, send a preliminary research proposal in English (max. 1,000 words), CV, copies of diplomas and grade lists, names and full contact details of three scholars who could be asked to write a recommendation letter for you, any further documentation (BA, MA and/or M.Phil theses, relevant articles or term papers), as well as a motivation for your choice for Leiden University and LUCL (max. 200 words) to the address below. Both word limits will be strictly enforced. The deadline for application is February 15, 2007. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to send a more detailed proposal around April 1; final decisions are expected around May 15.

For further details, see

NB. This announcement also applies to candidates interested in a PhD position in our VICI-project. For further information, please contact Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (