Research Associate, Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures

Massachusetts, United States
10 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Dept of Celtic Languages and Literatures

Position Description

The Fionn Cycle Folklore Project at Harvard is seeking a full-time Research Associate for the 2019-20 academic year. The project will result in the construction of an online database of over 3,400 records of Fionn Cycle folklore.

The Research Associate’s duties will include preparing data for presentation on the website, entering geodata, and producing and translating editorial content for the website.

The start date is flexible. The eight-month appointment may start as early as September 16, 2019. There is a possibility of a four-month extension beyond the end of the initial appointment.

Application deadline: August 26, 2019

Basic Qualifications

Strong proficiency in Modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic is required.

The successful applicant must be authorized to work in the United States.

Additional Qualifications

Previous experience working with place names and/or folklore would be an asset.

Special Instructions

In your cover letter, please include names and email addresses for two references. Letters are not required at this time.
Additionally, please confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.

Contact Information

Project Director: Natasha Sumner, Associate Professor, Dept of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

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