Fellowships, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, Durham, UK. Deadline: 7 June 2019.
The Institute of Advanced Study is one of Durham University’s flagship interdisciplinary research institutes providing a forum for debate and collaboration across the entire disciplinary spectrum. Durham offers Fellows time and freedom to think, away from the demands of their everyday professional lives. By recruiting Fellows from all around the world, the IAS fosters an exciting intellectual environment in which thinkers from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds can exchange ideas. Applicants may be from any academic discipline or professional background.
PhD Fellowship, Interactional Linguistics/Conversation Analysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Deadline: 31 May 2019.
A new research project funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) is looking for applicants for a fully funded four-year PhD fellowship in interactional linguistics/conversation analysis. The PhD fellowship is part of a larger collaborative project entitled “The first five words: Multilingual cities in Switzerland and Belgium and the grammar of language choice in public space”. The team heading the project is composed of Elwys De Stefani (KU Leuven) and Lorenza Mondada (University of Basel), as well as 4 PhD students. For the Flemish part of the project, the PhD fellows will be based at KU Leuven (Department of Linguistics).
This project studies how unacquainted persons spontaneously engage in interaction in multilingual cities in Belgium and Switzerland. The research will be based on video-recordings collected in various locations and address the following questions:
How can people engage in pro-social encounters without knowing in advance which language the other speaks? How do speakers decide, in the very first moments of the encounter, which language(s) they are going to use?
How do speakers orient to the multilingual setting in encounter openings? How do speakers align or disalign with a “basic code” proposed in the greeting?
Do urban public spaces represent “territories of multilingualism” in the speakers’ actual talk?
In public space, the beginning of an encounter emerges first of all through visible embodied behaviour; what is the relation between the organisation of visible embodied conduct and the politics of multilingualism?
The above questions are crucial for research on multilingualism, but also for contemporary societies in general. The project thus highlights the foundations of co-sociality, and the conditions for pro-social encounters between strangers (possibly speaking different languages).
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Inequalities, Lancaster University, UK. Deadline: 17 May 2019.
Lancaster is searching for a postdoctoral fellow in sociology and/or media and cultural studies to assist Professor Beverley Skeggs in the development of a new research centre in the field of inequalities.
You will be able to demonstrate both outstanding research potential and experience in administration (building profile) and collaborative team working. You will be expected to pursue a high-profile research agenda, generate and support bids for external research funding and produce publications. You will also have an opportunity to supervise BA and MA dissertations, PhD theses and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate modules (supported by existing staff and balanced with the context of other workload priorities).
LSE Fellow in Gender, Sexuality and Conflict, Gender Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. Deadline: 31 May 2019.
The Department of Gender Studies was established in 1993 to address the major intellectual challenges posed by contemporary changes in gender relations. This remains a central aim of the Department today, which is the largest research and teaching unit of its kind in Europe. The Department is interested in mapping and intervening in the gendered nature of social processes, and believes that an integrated interdisciplinary and intersectional approach is needed to do so. In our research and teaching we aim to combine theory and practice with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective.
The department is looking to recruit a candidate at the level of LSE Fellow in Gender, Sexuality and Conflict to contribute to core courses in gender theories, sexuality studies and conflict studies across our MSc programmes. The core of the role will be teaching seminars, but they will also expect the successful candidate to deliver lectures across these courses where appropriate, and to supervise MSc dissertations.
Candidates should have been awarded a PhD in social sciences, humanities or a closely related field by the close of application; have relevant teaching experience at either UG or PG levels in the following areas: gender theories, sexuality and conflict studies; and have a very good knowledge as well as a developing research record in all three areas. Research expertise in the following areas are essential:
- Black feminist and intersectional approaches to Gender Studies
- Transnational feminist and intersectional approaches within Sexuality Studies
- International feminist and intersectional approaches to Conflict Studies
Fellowships, Institute of Advanced Studies Nantes, France, 2020-21. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
The submission of applications for a residence at the Institute of Advanced Studies of Nantes in 2020-2021 is now open. Two types of fellowships are possible:
2020-2021 Fellowships (General)
2020-2021 Fellowship – “France-ILO” (International Labor Organization)
Call for applications: Chair, Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)- Institute for Advanced Study (IMéRA), 2019-20, Aix-Marseille University, France. Deadline: 19 April 2019.
2019-20 theme: “Transformations structurelles et dynamiques institutionnelles en Francophonie” [Structural transformations and institutional dynamics in the Francophone world].
This call for applications to host a researcher in residence in Marseille is aimed at senior French-speaking academics and researchers from all disciplines who have acquired international scientific recognition (awards, publications, international expertise, etc.). The Chairholder will be hosted in residence in Marseille for a period of 10 months to conduct research work in connection with teams and laboratories of the university, as well as with partner organizations.
Call for Research fellows, Paris Institute for Advanced Study, Paris, France. Deadline: 15 April 2019.
The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences for a research stay of five or ten months, during the academic year 2020-2021. The Paris IAS gives its research fellows the unique opportunity to work freely on the project of their choice. They will benefit from the scientific environment of the Institute and receive support for creating contacts with researchers in the academic institutions of Greater Paris. Each cohort of fellows includes about 20 researchers from all backgrounds, disciplines and nationalities.
Current calls include Blue Sky Fellowships and Dark Clouds Fellowships, among others.
PhD Research Fellow Position in English Language and Literature Subject Pedagogy, Nord University, Bodø, Norway. Deadline: 25 March 2019.
The Faculty of Education and Arts, Nord University (Bodø, Norway) invites applications for a position as a PhD research fellow in English. The PhD position is for a period of three years, with the opportunity for a fourth year. The PhD candidate will be a member of the Nord Research Group for Children’s Literature in ELT, a cross-campus research group within the English Department that aims to deepen interdisciplinary and international connections for children’s literature in language education with 6–16-year-olds (grades 1 to 10). Our projects embrace children’s literature in education – image-mediated (e.g. picturebooks, graphic novels), action-mediated (e.g. drama), creative writing and intercultural competence through texts – and English Language Teaching (ELT) research.
Call for applications: United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowships. Deadline: March 10, 2019.
UNAOC has issued a Call for Applications for the 2019 edition of its Fellowship Programme. The Call is open to participants between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges. The theme of the Fellowship in 2019 is “The role of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention”. Candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields. The Call will lead to the selection of a group of 12 young leaders from Europe, North-America (EUNA) on one end, and a group of 12 young leaders from the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA) on the other end. Participants from each geographic area will travel to their counterparts’ region for two weeks. Travel will be across June-July 2019 for EUNA participants, and across October-November 2019 for MENA participants.
Fellows-in-Residence, Paris Seine Initiative Institute for Advanced Studies, Paris, France. Deadline: 5 March 2019.
As part of the Paris Seine excellence initiative (PSI), a Call for Proposals is launched to support research excellence and international development. The PSI-IAS (Institute for Advanced Studies) Fellowships program is an international multidisciplinary visiting program. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible. The program will host 10 junior and senior researchers, for a duration ranging from 4 months to one year, during the academic year 2019-2020.