Position Announcement: Ojibwe Research Professional 1 (8352P1)

The Institute of Linguistics & the American Indian Studies Department seek an Ojibwe speaker to serve as a research professional.

75% (30 hours per week)
August 28, 2023 – August 23, 2024

This position is for a research professional who will work closely with the Editor of the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary, Nora Livesay, to transcribe, annotate, and edit audio for inclusion in the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary, as well as documenting and editing materials for the Dictionary website. The successful applicant will bring strong knowledge of Anishinaabemowin, meticulous attention to detail, and excellent written communication skills, but will receive training in linguistic transcription and data processing. The research professional will also be trained to participate in linguistic fieldwork interviews with Ojibwe speakers that take place on the Twin Cities Campus. Recent BA graduates with Ojibwe language skills are encouraged to apply.

This is a one-year position funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Dynamic Language Infrastructure/National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL) grant (Award #2152631) to document the Ojibwe language, create pedagogical materials related to Ojibwe language and linguistics, and develop the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary. The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary (ojibwe.lib.umn.edu) is an online language resource used by language learners, teachers, and linguists throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

Position: Ojibwe Research Professional, Research Professional 1
Job ID: 355955
Application Deadline: Open until filled

External Applicants
Internal Applicants

 Please contact Stephanie Treat at treat002@umn.edu with questions. 

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