The University of Wolverhampton

Research Assistant-Novel Perceptions -Computational Linguistics

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences
Contract Type
Advert Status
28,756 - 31,406 pa
Closing Date
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0.8 FTE, temporary fixed term contract until 14.9.2022, starting mid-October 2021


As a Research Assistant on the University of Wolverhampton’s Novel Perceptions project, you will be working with an international and interdisciplinary research team on a cutting-edge research project that investigates diversity and inclusivity in the world of literature.


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


You will be expected to support the research of the Novel Perceptions team.  You will focus on computational linguistics and natural language processing, contribute to public engagement events and other promotional activities.  The job also requires you to write reports for the funder and help disseminate research findings appropriately and effectively. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a commitment to research excellence and equal opportunities. You will need to have the ability to work independently and pro-actively.


The position is based in the School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton, in the UK.


For an informal discussion please contact Professor Sebastian Groes email


Date of Interview:  To be confirmed


The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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