Lunds universitet, Humaniora och teologi, Humanistlaboratoriet

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have some 700 employees and around 4000 students.

Lund University Humanities Lab is an interdisciplinary department for research technology and training for researchers, techers and students at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology. The Lab hosts technology, methodological know-how, archiving expertise, and a wide range of research projects. Lab activities are centered around the humanities with research targeting issues of communication, culture, cognition and learning. Many projects are interdisciplinary and conducted in collaboration with the social sciences, medicine, the natural sciences, engineering, and e-Science. We have partners and collaborators locally, nationally and internationally. The Lab is a vibrant and dynamic environment enabling scholars in the humanities to combine traditional and novel methods, and to interact with other disciplines in order to meet the scientific challenges ahead to understand, explain and improve the human condition.

The Humanities Lab provides different kinds of training such as workshops or group tutorials, but also longer PhD courses, in statistics or in the use of specific facilities.

We now seek a research assistant to work in the Wallenberg Scholar project Embodied Bilingualism (Principal Investigator professor Marianne Gullberg).



The research assistant will be responsible for annotating and analyzing an existing data set consisting of speech and co-speech gestures in a discourse perspective. This requires a) linguistic skills to deal with information structure, general linguistic form analysis, and a basic prosodic analysis; b) skills and experience with gesture coding to deal with form and functional analyses of gestures; c) skills and experience with sophisticated statistical analyses in R.

The duties place great demands on abilities to work independently and in teams to coordinate the work with the PI.

The duties include:

- Linguistic transcription in terms of linguistic forms and information structural variables in the software ELAN.

- Coding of co-speech gesture in terms of precise stroke onset/offsets, formal articulatory features, functional analysis, and speech-gesture alignment analysis in the software ELAN.

- Inferential statistical analyses (e.g., multi-level modelling) in the software R.

- Reports to the PI and professional level write-up of method and results sections for future publication.



The applicant

- must hold at least a MA in General linguistics

- must have documented experience and skill in linguistic discourse analysis, gesture analysis, and inferential statistics

- must have documented experience and skill in the softwares ELAN (tier organization, input, export), and R (visualization and statistical analysis)

- must have very high written proficiency in English

Since the applicant will work with research and research data it is important that it is a meticulous and conscientious person. Great emphasis is placed on personal suitability.

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2021-02-28
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-12-01
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/3655
  • Marianne Gullberg;, +46462220389
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Published 10.Nov.2020
Last application date 25.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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