New vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher in Linguistics and Ethnobiology

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography


Grade 7: £31,076-£33,943 (p.a.)

Vacancy No. 128465

Creative Multilingualism is an exciting project funded by the AHRC. We are looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher with interest in linguistics, anthropology and ethnobiology to join the Naming strand of the project. We offer a 2 year fixed-term contract based at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography.

Working in collaboration with BirdLife International and the Ethno-ornithology World Archive (EWA), you will investigate creativity at work as people across diverse language backgrounds respond to the natural world through naming, metaphor, and myth using birds as a biocultural link. You will employ methods in comparative and historical linguistics, anthropology, and biology and explore and assess the creative possibilities and applications of the Naming research to questions of biocultural conservation, language education, and language maintenance.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant area of linguistics or anthropology, as well as a proven track record of relevant publications. Excellent general research and communication skills are essential as is a keen interest in ethnobiology and linguistic diversity.

To apply you will need to upload a supporting statement and a copy of your CV.

Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on 26 May 2017 will be considered.

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