Monday, November 28, 2022

3 researchers are sought to work on The Northern Ireland Place-Name Project

 Research Fellow 1    Research Fellow 2    Research Assistant

Exciting news! The Northern Ireland Place-Name Project is hiring not one, but THREE researchers to work on The Northern Ireland Place-Name Project. The vacancies are live now and will close on 5th December.

The School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidates to the post of two Research Fellow and one Research Assistant. 


The successful applicant will be an active member of the project OS200: Digitally Remapping Ireland’s Ordnance Survey Heritage jointly funded by the Irish Research Council and the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. The post holder will conduct research for OS200 on behalf of the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project.   

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • A primary degree in Irish language and literature.
  • Obtained, or be about to obtain, a PhD in Irish or cognate discipline.
  • At least 3 years' relevant research experience to include a knowledge of relevant areas of Irish language and linguistics.
  • Demonstrable research ability as evidenced by, for example, publications, national/international conference papers, research awards, future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals, ability to outline a research project).
  • An understanding of the operational requirements for a successful research project.
  • Contribute to the School’s outreach programme by links with learned societies, community groups etc
  • Experience with information technology.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in Irish language and linguistics and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.
  • Fluency in Irish.


Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click Candidate Information Below.

Fixed Term 7 months. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.


We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

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