The University of Wolverhampton

Research Assistant- Novel Perceptions Project-Literary Studies

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences
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28,332 - 30,942 pa (pro rata for part-time)
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Temporary post until 31st July 2022


NOVEL PERCEPTIONS Research Assistants (0.5 FTE) x2

18-month fixed term contracts

(There are 2 vacancies: one of the posts will focus on literary studies, the second post will focus on computational linguistics and natural language processing - job ref:12382) 


As Research Assistant on the University of Wolverhampton’s Arts and Humanity Research Council funded Novel Perceptions project, you will be working with an international and interdisciplinary research team.


The research project, led by Professor Sebastian Groes, is collaborating with external partners including the BBC Arts, the British Library, Libraries Connected, and various (literary) festivals including the Being Human Festival, Birmingham Literature Festival, Wolverhampton Literature Festival, the Wellcome Centre Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter and Belfast Book Festival.


You will be expected to support the research, the promotion of the project, help the team organise public engagement events, write reports for the funder and help disseminate research findings appropriately and support the associated dissemination activities.


Ideally you will have experience of interdisciplinary research, subject specialist knowledge (contemporary fiction and/or canonicity debates), and have knowledge of English Literature and related research methods to provide research assistance to the project. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a commitment to research excellence and equal opportunities. You have the ability to work independently and like to take the initiative.


The positions are based in the School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton.


For an informal discussion please contact Professor Sebastian Groes email


Date of Interview: 14th January 2021

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