The Research Assistant will check and correct elements in a database consisting of the all of the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower tagged for grammar and the metrical function of each word.
NOTE: THIS POSITION IS NOT BENEFITS ELIGIBLE.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Check cells in an Excel Worksheet containing each syllable of verse by Chaucer and Gower scanned metrically by Prosodic (an Open Access scanning tool) for accuracy.
2. Learn Protocols for scanning Middle English verse established for the Oxford Chaucer (in progress by the Principal Investigator for this project).
3. Acquire facility with SciServer (the multimodal platform on which the database will be mounted).
4. Correct errors in Prosodic's scanning outcomes according to Oxford Chaucer Protocols.
5. Communicate on a regular base with PI about accuracy of Prosodic in general.
6. Troubleshoot any problems with the database when necessary with software engineers in the DRCC (Digital Research and Curation Center) at the Eisenhower Library.
5. Compile regular (weekly) reports of errors (of any kind) found in the database or Prosodic's outcomes.
6. May oversee the work of a graduate student assistant.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline (which includes coursework in Middle English literature and/or language)
Advanced Degree in related discipline or in English Literature and Language
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Has reading knowledge of Middle English and some understanding of its grammar
Facility in the scanning of English verse
Excellent time-management skills (and the ability to work to deadline)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Facility with text manipulation (in Microsoft Excel or Word)
Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research Assistant in English Literature and Language Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.10 to $22.12 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M-F/ 27 hrs per wk Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Telework Department name: 10001360-English Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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