[Job Vacancy] Research Assistant (MISTE PROJECT)

Queen’s University Belfast – School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)
Location: Belfast
Salary: £30,619 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th April 2023
Closes: 15th May 2023
Job Ref: 23/110813

Fixed Term 12 months, or available until 31/08/2024, whichever is sooner

Part-time 0.6 FTE

The School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Assistant.

The post holder will assist with, and contribute to, research on the project MISTE (Multilingual Island: Sites of Translation and Encounter) which investigates language practices in religious, sports and community settings where migrants and local communities interact. Using a comparative, multidisciplinary approach, the project works with community stakeholders to determine how diverse multilingual communities co-exist in a shared island.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

An upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in translation, modern languages, linguistics, education or cognate discipline
A Master’s degree involving a significant element of data collection and analysis
Experience of using qualitative research methods.
Experience in sociolinguistic research.
Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Key Dates

Anticipated Interview Date: 01/06/2023 and 02/06/2023

Further Information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Sue-Ann Harding s.harding@qub.ac.uk

Information about the school can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/schools/ael/

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

Great terms & conditions
Pension schemes
Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
Family-friendly initiatives
Career development opportunities
Support for health & mental wellbeing
Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)
Further information on our attractive package can be found at www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/pay-reward-and-benefits/

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity; www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QueaensGenderInitiative/ and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/