Call for application : 2 positions of Junior Researcher in Linguistics. NaijaSynCor 2020

call for applicationJob Vacancy:           2 positions of Junior Researcher in Linguistics. NaijaSynCor 2020

Job Description:         Contribute to the production and annotation of Naija Wikitionary ( a Wiki-based dictionary of Nigerian Pidgin)

Location:                    Ibadan




Job Vacancies: Junior Researchers

General:  The NaijaSynCor project seeks to appoint 2 junior researchers on Nigerian Pidgin (NP) in its UI office, 33 Amina Way, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.


The project called NaijaSynCor [A Corpus-based Macro-Syntactic Study of Naija (Nigerian Pidgin)] takes an exhaustive and in-depth look at the structure of Naija (Nigerian Pidgin) in Nigeria today. It examines diachronic, diatopic, diaphasic, diastratic, and genre variation. Through the creation of a deeply 600 Kw annotated corpus, the project documents the emergence of Naija as a language at the national level, challenging existing theories of the development of creoles and languages in contact. Capitalizing on the latest developments in the area of corpus annotation, this innovative approach to the dynamics of contact and change in the areas of human behaviour and sociology of language will powerfully impact the methodology and technology of research on emerging languages.



The Junior Researchers will be tasked with contributing to the development and editing of the Naija Wikitionary.


  • Minimum, a BA degree in linguistics, English, or their equivalent – An MA would be an added advantage.
  • Nigerian Pidgin  speaker.
  • Familiarity with linguistic annotation tools and related software and willingness to be trained
  • Demonstrable competence in Linguistics ( morphology and syntax)
  • Interest in a career in linguistic research would be a plus.


  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Renumeration: Attractive

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please send a 300 word personal statement why you will be interested in joining the project and a two page to this email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applicants should have the right to work in Nigeria.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Extended till 31st August, 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for interview.


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