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Department of English and Communication

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Ref. 230309016)

[Appointment period: twenty-four months]


The appointee will assist the project leader in the research project - “Metaphors of leadership: Gender and communication in the business community”.  He/She will be required to:

(a)    undertake corpus analyses and conduct interviews; 

(b)    analyse collected data;

(c)    develop drafts of high impact research publications based on the project;

(d)    organise and lead a series of workshops on the project findings;

(e)    measure and report on workshop outcomes; 

(f)    assist in teaching one course per year; and

(g)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department, the project leader and/or their delegates.


Applicants should have: 

(a)    a doctoral degree in Linguistics, Data Science, Psychology or Business, and must have no more than five years of post-qualification experience at the time of application; and

(b)    excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English.

Preference will be given to those with: 

(a)    expertise in running online and in-person quantitative and qualitative participant surveys;

(b)    experience in one or more of the following software/tools: Python, NLP Toolkit, R, SPSS, NVivo or MAXQDA, or other relevant NLP or statistical software; and 

(c)    high-impact research output in their field as well as with organisational and public speaking/teaching experience.

Applicants are invited to submit an application together with a covering letter detailing relevant experience related to the above qualifications. They are also invited to contact Prof. Kathleen Ahrens at tel no. 2766 7534 or email for further information. 

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  

Consideration of applications will commence on 31 March 2023 until the position is filled.  

Posting date: 9 March 2023