Postdoc in Arabic linguistics

  • 21 Jul 2017 15:37
    Message # 4987946

    Applications are invited for a full-time, 12-month postdoctoral research assistant position at SOAS, University of London, starting on 1st September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. The deadline for applications has been extended and is now 22nd August 2017.

    The role and its responsibilities

    The successful candidate for this role will work closely with Dr Christopher Lucas on the AHRC Leadership Fellows project ‘Arabic and contact-induced language change’, collecting linguistic data from native speakers of different Arabic dialects resident in London, co-editing a handbook on the topic of the project, and assisting in the organisation of workshops and conferences associated with the project. The goal of the project is to push forward understanding in three understudied domains with significant potential for fruitful integration, namely: theoretical modelling of contact-induced language change; the role of language and dialect contact in the evolution of Arabic and its neighbours; best practice in LADO (language analysis for the determination of origin) in relation to Arabic.

    Skills and experience

    Applicants must hold a doctorate on a topic in Arabic or historical linguistics and have had a broad training in one or more of the following areas: general structural linguistics; Arabic dialectology; historical linguistics. They should be native or near-native speakers of both Arabic and English. They should have a high standard of written English, for both academic and non-academic audiences, and the ability to edit the academic writing of others. The ability to plan and conduct primary linguistic research is essential, as is either experience working with LaTeX or the abillity to learn to use LaTeX.


    Salary - £35,231 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

    Full time (35 hours per week – 1.0 FTE)

    This post is fixed-term for 12 months, starting on 1st September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Further information

    Links to the full job description and the short online application form can be found here.

    Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 4th September 2017

    For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Christopher Lucas,

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