Research Associate, Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies
A number of Research Associate positions are available at the University of Cambridge in conjunction with the research project ‘Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS)’, funded by the AHRC under the Open World Research Initiative to promote modern languages in the UK. The project is led by the University of Cambridge (PI Wendy Ayres-Bennett), and comprises a team of 13 other Co-Is, 14 Post-doctoral researchers and 6 PhD students who will be based at the University of Cambridge and at the three partner universities, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Queen’s Belfast.
MEITS is an exciting multidisciplinary project, which includes 6 research strands which will explore multilingualism from a range of perspectives. We are seeking to recruit a Research Associate to Strand 1, Arts of identity: literature, cinema, culture and citizenship in a globalizing Europe. At the same time we are recruiting to three other positions (references GZ08733, GZ08735 and GZ08737). The project has a number of key non-HEI partners and there is an important policy and public engagement dimension to the work. We expect candidates for the associateships to be open to exploring and developing new interdisciplinary approaches and, if necessary, to learn a new language.
Please consider all positions connected to this project:
This position is 100% FTE, fixed term for 32 months starting 01 October 2016, will be mentored by Professor Brad Epps (email@example.com) and will be associated with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
This strand examines the relationships between literary and cultural production, national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and linguistic unity in the context of globalisation and mass migration from the late nineteenth century to the present in the Catalan Countries. Focused on the situation and status of Catalan language and culture in Spain (and to a lesser degree France and Italy), it is interested in how literature, cinema, theatre and other modes of artistic creation bear on questions of universalism and particularism, normalisation and difference, modernisation and tradition, national identity, educational policy and participatory citizenship. The successful candidate will conduct research and produce original studies. The ideal candidate will have a fluent command of the Catalan language, an advanced knowledge of modern Catalan (and Spanish) literature, culture and history, a familiarity with literary and cultural theory and critique, and be willing to conduct research and to organise workshops and conferences.
Candidates will have completed (or be about to be awarded) a PhD in a relevant field. Salary will normally rise annually by one point on the anniversary of appointment. Each appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period of 6 months. The post-holder will be entitled to join the Universities Superannuation Pension Scheme. The position is based in the city of Cambridge.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications and one sample of a recent publication. You must also provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field and whom we can contact for a reference once the vacancy has closed.
The closing date for applications is midnight (BST), Wednesday 27 April 2016. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Professor Brad Epps (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact Adam Cooley (01223 760810, email@example.com). Please quote reference GS08732 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
Interviews will be held during the first two weeks of May 2016 at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge.
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