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Corpus Collection Project Co-ordinator – Cambridge

February 13, 2012

Corpus Collection Project Co-ordinator
12 month contract
£22,379 – £24,101 per annum

Cambridge University Press and Cambridge ESOL are leading a project, supported by the University of Cambridge, to develop a better understanding of the English language skills needed by students at universities where English is a medium of instruction.

Central to the project is the building of a very large collection of samples of language use (a corpus) from a wide range of students, native speakers, expert non-native speakers, and learner non-native speakers, in a range of typical academic contexts from 6th form through under/post graduate and post doctoral levels.

We are seeking someone to manage this collection.

As the Project Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for assisting in planning the collection, making contacts in various academic institutions with potential contributors, setting up arrangements to collect the data and also for processing of the data. You would also be responsible for arranging and minuting meetings, writing progress reports and any other related administrative work.

The successful candidate will have a (preferably language related) degree as well as administrative or project management experience and preferably knowledge of one or more of the following fields: Corpus Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; TEFL teaching.

You should also possess:

· outstanding organisational skills
· the ability to communicate well with a wide range of people including senior academics in universities
· first rate IT skills and the willingness to learn new programs
· the ability to work on your own initiative
· meticulous attention to detail
· the ability to set up systems and procedures

The role will require occasional travel to universities around the UK.

For further information, and to apply for this position, please visit: http://jobs.cambridge.org/

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