Research Assistant (English Language and Literature Academic Group) [OER 05/17 KYH]

  • The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Research Assistant on a 12-month contract at the English Language and Literature Academic Group

    Project Title: Syntactic resonance in Child-Caretaker Interaction and Children’s Peer talk

    Project Introduction: Inspired by John Du Bois’ proposal of  Dialogic syntax and employing the tools of Conversation Analysis and Corpus Linguistics, the current study aims to investigate whether and how the interactional patterns in bilingual parent-child interaction as well as children’s peer talk influences the emergence of grammatical routines in child speech.

    • A Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in linguistics, applied linguistics or relevant fields
    • Trained in Conversation Analysis
    • Good communication skills in English
    • Good command of Mandarin would be desirable
    • Data collection, including visiting research participants’ home and video-recording interaction
    • Transcribing video data
    • Analyzing transcripts and video-recording
    • Build an annotated bibliography on research on children’s interaction and language development
  • Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:

    • Application form for Research Positions
    • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this position
    • Supporting documents as stated on the job application form
    • Other documents to support your qualifications

    Please send your application to:
    Younhee Kim 
    Assistant Professor 
    English Language and Literature
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616
    Tel: (65) 6790 3391
    Fax: (65) 6896 9149

    **We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified**

  • 21 August 2017
  • NIE staff can take chartered buses at their own expense from or near their homes to the NIE campus. This is subject to availability of seats.