Research Assistant in Dating Early Irish Language Developments and Literature

Maynooth, Ireland
€29,540 - €34,612 per annum (7 points)
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The position is available in the research project Chronologicum Hibernicum - A Probabilistic Chrono-logical Framework for Dating Early Irish Language Developments and Literature (ChronHib), funded by a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council and led by Professor David Stifter. ChronHib aims at making progress in establishing a finely-tuned chronology of Early Irish language developments and literature, by closely studying and mapping linguistic change and variation in the literature from the period. We expect to make a significant contribution to the description and the understanding of the development of the Early Irish language. Work is carried out primarily within the discipline of historical linguistics, but other aspects of linguistics such as syntactic theory, sociolinguistics, and the philology of Early Irish texts play a role as well. In the second half of the project, a greater emphasis will be put on computational aspects of Old Irish linguistics.

The research assistant will work together with the project staff to develop statistical methods to model patterns in Early Irish language change, and to develop predictive methods to date texts on the basis of linguistic features. The nature of the material may require the researcher to develop and test new models and approaches.

Research Assistant Salary Scale: €29,540 - €34,612 per annum (7 points)

Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

*New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the above scale.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 9th December 2018.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer.

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University.