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5 februari 2024
25 februari 2024 Nog 1 dag om te solliciteren

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Research assistant for a Digital Humanities Project - Online Discourses of South Korea’s Urban Environmental Crisis, Fine Dust

In this position, you will participate in a Digital Humanities Project, titled “Online Discourses of South Korea’s Urban Environmental Crisis, Fine Dust.” The project attempts to illuminate how the discourses surrounding fine dust, which is perceived as one of the most serious environmental issues by the public, is (re)produced among the public through linguistic devices and how it is contextualized after the media's excessive coverage has diminished. It is funded by Academy of Korean Studies in South Korea. You will assist Dr. Jin Hee Park, the project leader, in collecting, processing, and analyzing YouTube video comments. The task mainly involves applying topic modeling techniques, so proficiency in Korean is not required. By participating in this research project, you will be able to develop your skills and knowledge in conducting research, collaboration, and digital humanities.

Selection criteria

  • The project is searching for an MA or BA student who is:
  • Comfortable with programming in Python;
  • Interested in or experienced in topic modeling;
  • Good at time management;
  • Currently studying at the Faculty of Humanities.

Our Organization
Leiden Institute for Area Studies is comprised of a School of Asian, a School of Middle-Eastern Studies and a School of Religious Studies, with international staff and student populations. The institute is committed to a present-day vision of area studies, integrating disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives on a solid foundation of excellent language skills. Current staff in LIAS has expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Studies, Buddhist Studies, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Material Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Economy, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual Culture Studies.

The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden and in The Hague. For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities.

Terms and Conditions
We offer a 0,2 fte position (7,6 hours per week) starting 1 March to 30 June 2024 (4 months). The salary ranges from € 2.618.- gross per month for a BA3 student to €2.846 gross per month (for an MA student), based on fulltime employment, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %).

Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

For further information about the position contact Dr. Jin Hee Park, j.h.park @hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit your application online no later than 25 February 2024 via the blue button in our application system. Please ensure that you attach the following documents as one PDF file:

  • A cover letter stating your motivation to apply for this position (max. 1 page);
  • A curriculum vitae with a focus on your digital humanities skills

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