Research Fellow in Corpus Linguistics (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Sunday, 9th January 2022
Job Type
£31406 to £40927 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The School of English is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Corpus Linguistics to support interdisciplinary work between Horizon and the School of English (see and ). This is an excellent opportunity to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers working across the Faculties of Arts, Science, Social Science and Engineering at the University of Nottingham’s UK campus.  

The Research Fellow will undertake innovative, original research in the field, support members of the Horizon team in their research activities and take on other related duties, under the guidance of the Horizon Director and the Horizon Co-Investigators in the School of English. The Research Fellow will also work across the Faculty of Arts to establish interdisciplinary research and teaching links that leverage expertise in Horizon to develop the next generation of students and researchers in the area of digital humanities, data science and Arts and Artificial Intelligence.

We are seeking applications from candidates whose background, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our existing team. The successful candidate will have expertise in corpus linguistics, including the ability to build new corpora, and in using corpus-based approaches to discourse analysis. The candidate must have experience in interdisciplinary working with computer scientists, especially in relation to data privacy and ethics.

Candidates should have a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics or an equivalent relevant area. 

Our staff body is currently under-represented in terms of Black, Asian and minority ethnic members, and so we would particularly welcome applicants from these backgrounds.  

The interview process will include a research presentation and a formal interview.

This is a full time (36.25 hours), fixed term appointment to 14th December 2024. Arrangements for job share would be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Svenja Adolphs,

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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