Research Assistant in Linguistics @ SOAS

Research Assistant in Linguistics
Fixed term position until 31 December 2017
Department of Linguistics
SOAS, University of London
£33,476 - £34,411 p.a inclusive of London Allowance

Vacancy No: 000723

The Research Assistant in Linguistics will work within the Leverhulme-funded project on ‘Morphosyntactic variation in Bantu: Typology, contact and change’. The project explores how the structures of different Bantu languages have been shaped by the interaction of processes of historical innovation, language contact, and universal functions of human language. It employs qualitative and quantitative methods of language comparison and involves primary data collection through fieldwork. The project is directed by Professor Lutz Marten.

The successful applicant will be a central member of the research team and involved in different aspects of the project. S/he will conduct primary research on topics relevant to the project, be involved in dissemination and publication of results, as well as in organisation of activities and events.

You will have a completed or near-completion PhD in linguistics or a related subject, a good track record of research in linguistics and knowledge and understanding of and/or interest in the following fields: 1) Bantu and/or African languages and linguistics, 2) linguistic variation, language contact and language change, 3) descriptive, comparative and/or theoretical linguistics, 4) fieldwork in an African context, and/or 5) quantitative approaches to language comparison.

For informal enquiries about the project, please contact Professor Lutz Marten at lm5 [at] soas [dot] ac [dot] uk

To apply for the vacancy or download a job description, please visit No agencies.

Closing date: 7 October 2014

Interviews are provisionally scheduled to be held during the week commencing on 3 November 2014