Department/Area: Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
The Fionn Cycle Folklore Project is seeking one or more researchers for the 2020–21 academic year to help with the construction of a trilingual (Gaeilge / Gàidhlig / English) online folklore database.
The researcher's duties will include some or all of the following: - Verifying data converted by web developers for presentation on the website (e.g. personal names, places) - Creating editorial content for the website (e.g. tale descriptions) - Translating labels and editorial content - Biographical research to enhance records of people in the database - Project publicity
The start date and length of the appointment are flexible. Appointments usually last between four and eight months and may be renewable up to twelve months, depending on project need and subject to a performance review.
Appointments may be made at either the Research Associate or Research Assistant level: - A Research Associate appointment is ordinarily a full-time limited term position intended for a postdoctoral applicant. Candidates should hold a PhD in Celtic Studies, Folklore, or a related subject. - A Research Assistant appointment is ordinarily a part-time limited term position for an applicant without a PhD, such as a graduate student.
This is a remote/work from home position. Local residency is not required.
The posting will remain open until filled.
The successful applicant will have: - Strong proficiency in Modern Irish and/or Scottish Gaelic - Close attention to detail and above-average computer/digital literacy - Strong written and verbal communication skills - Ability to work independently - Authorization to work in the United States (e.g. US Citizen; Green Card holder; existing work visa holder). A new work visa will not be issued for this position.
The following qualifications are not required, but please mention them in your cover letter if applicable: - Previous experience working with database records, whether as an academic researcher or a content creator - Previous experience working with folklore, Irish/Scottish Gaelic place names, or genealogy (e.g. Irish census data) - Previous study of Fionn Cycle narrative - Translation experience
Address questions about the position to Dr. Natasha Sumner (Project Director), [email protected] Address queries about the application form to Celtic Department Administrator Mary Violette, [email protected]
In your cover letter, please include names and email addresses for two referees. Letters of reference are not required at this time. Please also confirm that you are currently authorized to work in the United States and would not need a new visa to take this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
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