postdoc at oxford

Nathan Hill nathanwhill at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 15 05:17:54 UTC 2013

I saw this and thought it might be of interest to some people on this list.

Postdoctoral Linguist/Ethno-Biologist

University of Oxford -Department of Zoology

South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £29,541 - £36,298 with a discretionary range to £39,649 p.a.

The Ethno-ornithology World Archive (EWA) is an interdisciplinary
collaborative project linking the University of Oxfords Department of
Zoology, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, BirdLife
International, The Endangered Languages Project (ELAR) at SOAS, and
Lynx Edicions. EWA will be a free-access, global database of
culturally relevant data relating to birds. Its formation will involve
the development of grass-root networks of conservationists and local
communities empowering people to engage in bird conservation in a
culturally-relevant way. EWA will facilitate the use of Local and
Traditional Ecological Knowledge in conservation research and
practice, promote research in ethno-ornithology, and act as an
innovative public-facing web-based access to the data.

The EWA Project requires a Linguist to advise on all linguistic
aspects of EWA. These include: database and web design, especially in
relation to data collection and moderation protocols for Birdlife
Partners working across diverse language groups in more than 140
countries; liaising with project partners, especially at ELAR/SOAS;
presenting EWA to relevant research communities and contributing to
future research development utilising EWA. The appointee should have a
doctorate in a relevant aspect of linguistics, a track record of
relevant publication, an interest in ethno-biology and linguistic
diversity and knowledge of linguistic classification systems. They
must be able to work as part of a team, have good communication and
computing skills, and be able to prepare and present work to a high
standard for audiences of varied ability and knowledge, taking account
of cultural differences.

This is a fixed-term post for 12 months.

Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on 8 October 2013
will be considered. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting

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