U Manchester Postdoc: World Literature (UK)

PostdocsThe University of Manchester Presidential Academic Fellowship: World Literature, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Deadline: 3 April 2018.

As an impressive early career academic, you’ll recognise that securing a Presidential Academic Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you’ll receive several thousand pounds per annum for research support costs and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year. Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship. You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

As a Presidential Academic Fellow, you will join us at an exciting moment. In 2018 we are launching a new programme in World Literature. It will build on our strength in languages and literature, and on current expertise in literary theory, translation and intercultural studies. You will make a vital contribution. We will expect you to be a specialist in any central aspect of world or comparative literature. Ideally you’ll demonstrate expertise in non-western areas and bring to the role a strong profile in theory and methods.

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification.

Indiana U Postdoc: Media, Development & Democracy (USA)

PostdocsMark Helmke Postdoctoral Fellowship on Media, Development, and Democracy, Indiana University Bloomington. Deadline: February 23, 2018.

The School of Global and International Studies (SGIS) at Indiana University Bloomington and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) invites applications for a 2018-2020 (July – June) Mark Helmke Postdoctoral Fellowship on Media, Development, and Democracy. We seek applicants from all disciplines and methodological backgrounds working on research that contributes to understanding how media and/or media ownership influences political outcomes. Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment. The chosen fellow will reside at IU Bloomington with occasional travel to CIMA’s offices in Washington, D.C. as required.

The fellowship is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested to build a career at the intersection of research and policy-making. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one course per semester, and will be invited to organize a small research workshop for the purposes of facilitating publishing a special issue or edited volume related to media and democracy. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be dedicated to his or her own research agenda related to media, internet, press freedoms, and democratic institutions. The fellow will have opportunities to contribute academic and policy-oriented reports related to evaluating the health of media systems and the implications of contemporary changes to media systems for democratic politics. In addition, the fellow may be asked by CIMA from time to time to write for the CIMA blog, speak at events, and provide input into CIMA’s other research initiatives.

Indiana U Postdoc: Multilingual Writing (USA)

PostdocsCulbertson Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Indiana University

The Department of English at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, invites applications for a Culbertson Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the field of writing studies. The position will be for two years, starting in 2018/19. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester with an annual salary of $55,000 plus benefits. An annual research supplement of $3,000 will also be provided. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. with strength in composition by July 1. We especially welcome experience and expertise in the teaching of professional writing, digital rhetoric, multilingual writing, and/or cultural rhetorics. The Fellow will participate in a lively community of rhetoric scholars that includes specialists in communication as well as specialists in writing.

Rice U Postdoc: Languages & Intercultural Communication (USA)

PostdocsThe Rice Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication (CLIC) at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship beginning July 1, 2018. Application deadline: February 28, 2018.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or related fields of studies with a focus of analysis on any language, preferably the languages taught at the Center. Preferred areas of expertise are: writing/reading/literacy development, assessment/testing, interactional competence, lexical and grammatical development, interlanguage pragmatics, and study abroad. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment and they should have earned the PhD no earlier than 2013.

Teaching and teaching-related responsibilities will include professional development workshops or undergraduate language classes in their area of expertise. Research responsibilities include a minimum of two scholarly presentations per year at a major national or international conference and at least two scholarly articles submitted over a two-year period.

Postdoc U Vienna: Applied Linguistics (Austria)

PostdocsUniversity Assistant (post doc), Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, 6 years starting in 2018. Deadline: 20 January 2018.

The Department of Linguistics is a sub-unit of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies consisting of four chairs (General Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Comparative Indo-European Linguistics and Subject Didactics [Language Teaching and Learning Research]). The announced postdoc position is assigned to Applied Linguistics.

Applied Linguistics deals with language in its social context and practice. In the context of this department, this primarily covers sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, text and media research, conversation analysis, research on institutional/organizational communication, multilingualism, language policy as well as (meta)pragmatics. Applied Linguistics is conceived as an empirically driven, theory-building discipline, striving to take a stance on linguistic issues within societal discourse. In the context of the Department of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics is furthermore committed to the common institutional goal of exploring language in a comprehensive sense (as a system, competence and social practice).

The successful candidate should represent Applied Linguistics with a focus on institutional/organizational communication. The candidate should have a research focus on oral data.

 

UC London Postdoc: Multimodal Communication (UK)

PostdocsResearch Associate in Multimodal CommunicationUniversity College London – UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences – Experimental Psychology. Deadline: 21 December 2017.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the Institute of Multimodal Communication, located within the Experimental Psychology Research Department, UCL. The project, funded by a ERC grant awarded to Gabriella Vigliocco, investigates the role of multimodal cues (such as gesture and eyegaze) in language learning and processing. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement multimodal computational models to be used to predict behavioural and neural responses. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the writing of manuscripts and presenting the data at international conferences. Strong support for personal and professional development will be available. This post in funded for 2 years, in the first instance.

Applicants must hold a PhD, or have submitted their thesis, in Experimental Psychology, AI, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or Linguistics, and have computational experience. The ability to work as part of a research team is essential, as is the ability to problem-solve in a technical setting. Programming skills are essential.

Norwegian U of Science & Technology Postdoc: Linguistics

PostdocsThe Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applications from qualified individuals for a 3-year postdoc position within the research group AcqVA (Acquistion, Variation & Attrition).

The AcqVA group is a joint research group between UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø and NTNU in Trondheim. The Trondheim unit of the group consists of 18 researchers, including 3 professors, 4 associate professors, 1 postdoc, 8 PhD candidates, and 1 20% adjunct professor. The group is currently in the process of recruiting a new Phd candidate. The group members are involved in a number of research projects both locally and internationally, many of which have received external funding.

Deadline: February 1, 2018.

Northwestern U Postdocs: Global Studies

PostdocsThe Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the study of global, comparative, or international affairs. Up to three fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars from any range of social science or interdisciplinary perspectives whose research addresses global, international, or transnational social processes, problems, governance, or conflicts. Fellowships will run from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2020.

The salary is $55,000. In addition, fellows are eligible for $5,000 per year to fund research and conference travel and up to $2,000 in reimbursement for allowable relocation expenses in the first year. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Applicants must have received their PhD between December 14, 2015, and August 31, 2018. Application deadline is December 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. (CT).

King’s College London: Postdoc Second Language Education (UK)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellow in Additional or Second Language EducationKing’s College London (UK)

The School of Education, Communication and Society is seeking to recruit an outstanding early career researcher who has recently completed their PhD, to contribute to research and teaching in additional/second language education, TESOL and applied linguistics. They will teach and supervise on the School’s MA programmes and contribute to the research and publications profile of the Centre for Language Discourse and Communication (LDC) as well as the wider School

This post will be full-time and fixed term from Jan 2nd to Dec 31st 2018 funded by an endowment (the Blackwells Endowment).

Applicants should have a proven research track record and a commitment to teaching in higher education.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

Closing date: 08 October 2017

GHI West Fellowship: History of Migration (California)

PostdocsBinational Visiting Fellow Tandem Program in the History of Migration at GHI WEST in Berkeley

The German Historical Institute (GHI) is seeking applications for a Binational Visiting Fellow Tandem. The Fellowship program contributes to the creation of the new research network “Knowledge in Transit – Migrant’s Knowledge in Comparative Perspective” at the GHI’s branch office GHI WEST at the University of California, Berkeley.

A member institution of the Max Weber Foundation, the German Historical Institute Washington is a distinguished non-university affiliated historical research institute, conducting inter- and transdisciplinary research with a transatlantic focus. GHI WEST, which is located at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies, will organize a series of programs and scholarly events aimed at facilitating cooperation and dialogue among North American and Germany researchers in the humanities and social sciences. GHI West’s research programs will focus on knowledge and migration in a broadly comparative perspective, addressing the experiences of many different migrant groups, transit lands, and receiving countries.

The GHI’s fellowship program promotes cutting-edge research in history and related disciplines and international exchange of scholars. For this purpose, the GHI in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley is now offering German and North American postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to develop a binational research tandem which links up two academics – one from Germany and one from North America – working on research in the field of history of migration. The projects should contain productive areas of overlap with the tandem partner either in their topics or in their conceptual frameworks. The new visiting fellow tandem program at GHI WEST presents an excellent opportunity for scholars from Germany and North America to develop their expertise by collaborating closely, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. It is funded by the VolkswagenStiftung, one of Germany’s most important non-profit foundations.

The program is designed for postdoctoral historians from Germany and North America in the fields of history of migration preferably with an interest in the history of knowledge, and with an outstanding academic record. For German applicants, a good working knowledge of English is essential. In order to ensure successful collaboration, our preference is for applicants to already have identified their potential tandem partner. The GHI would also support candidates in finding potential Tandem partners. Preference will also be given to candidates doing original research for a new book project.

Starting in September 2017, the successful applicants will be in residence at GHI WEST at UC Berkeley for a nine-month fellowship roughly corresponding to the Berkeley academic year. They will be expected to conduct their research and fully participate in the academic life at GHI WEST. Most prominently, they are invited to participate in the annual Bucerius Lecture “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives” and the attached Young Scholars Forum. Further, in collaboration with the permanent staff at GHI WEST, they will organize an exploration workshop for the currently developing research network “Knowledge in Transit”.

As affiliated researchers at GHI WEST, the fellows will have access to the UC Berkeley academic and social facilities (library, databases, email address, office space at the IES, etc.) and are offered the opportunity to make use of further resources in the greater Bay Area – including the Magnes Collection, the Hoover Institution Library and Archives in Stanford or the National Archives/ Pacific Region in San Bruno – while pursuing their research agendas.

Funding will be provided for a 9-month stay at GHI WEST/ UC Berkeley. The monthly stipend will be 3,500 Euro per month (or the equivalent in USD). In addition, fellowship recipients will receive reimbursement for their round-trip economy airfare. The GHI regrets that it is unable to provide accommodation for its fellows.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently achieved qualification, a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max), and the names and contact details of two referees. While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Please submit your documents in a single PDF file to: fellowships@ghi-dc.org

All candidates will be notified in early May 2017 of the result of their application. For more information, please contact: Bryan Hart (hart@ghi-dc.org).