Senior Programme Manager – Our Shared Cultural Heritage, British Council, Edinburgh or Manchester Office, UK. Deadline: 29 September 2020.
The British Council has been awarded a grant by the National Heritage Lottery Fund to support a three-year, high-value programme enabling young people in the UK and South Asia to explore cultural heritage. Working with museums, youth organisations and arts organisations, the programme partnership comprises a wide-ranging network from community organisations to major institutions. The role will lead on the delivery phase of Our Shared Cultural Heritage, a large-scale funded programme fostering collaborations between the UK and South Asia across multiple locations: Glasgow, Manchester, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
This is an opportunity to support the diversification of heritage organisations in the UK and South Asia, through increased involvement, leadership and engagement of young people from South Asian backgrounds in heritage. You will be working with the British Council team in the UK, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh alongside heritage and youth partners in the UK (Glasgow Life, UK Youth, Manchester Museum). You will be responsible for working with our teams across South Asia, building partnerships and connections between the UK and South Asia.
The project is youth-led and you will be responsible for ensuring youth voice and leadership within the project. The project seeks to foreground South Asian voices and you will be responsible for ensuring young people from South Asian backgrounds benefit from this project.
5 Fully-funded PhD opportunities, Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, Coventry University, Coventry, UK. Deadline: 7 October, 2020.
The Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities (CAMC) at Coventry University invites applications for fully-funded PhD studentships within a dynamic, multidisciplinary research centre. CAMC is home to a vibrant research culture that weaves together three strands of scholarship: Critical Practices, Cultural Memory and Well-being and the Arts. They invite applications for five fully-funded PhD studentships, commencing in January 2021. Each project responds to the Covid-19 pandemic by seeking creative and innovative interventions into the cultural conditions produced by such crises historically, in the moment, and as they are likely to persist in and alter post-Covid experience.
The specific projects available are:
- Venice and its environments: navigating memory, culture and crisis
- Exploring healthcare workers’ experiences and ethical dilemmas faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic through arts-based practice
- Embodying loss: crafting the material in the time of pandemic
- Communicating COVID: messages from the Downing Street Briefings
- The role of design and usability in the adoption of digital self-management technology
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. Deadline: 20 August 2020.
BIAS is an interdisciplinary research project funded as part of the Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative (UKRI and multiple Canadian Funding Agencies) to improve scientific understanding of gender and ethnic biases in the increasingly digitalised and AI-driven labour market processes of job advertising, hiring and professional networking; and developing insights into how such biases and attendant inequalities may be mitigated. Through collaboration with academics from the disciplines of Organisational Management, Sociology, Computer Science and Data Science, and with industry partners in the area of AI protocol development, these insights will drive the development of a new Responsible AI Development Protocol. The post is advertised for 24 months. The academic partners in the project are Lancaster University (lead institution), Essex University (UK), and Alberta University (Canada). You should have a PhD in a topic related to information systems management, the development of socio-technical systems, labour relations, and/or human resources management.
International Projects Officer, Vice Chancellor’s Office, University of Westminster, London, UK. Deadline: 8 July 2020.
The post holder will make a major contribution to the implementation of the University’s Global Engagement Strategy, with specific focus on supporting the University’s Transnational Education Strategy. They will be responsible for supporting and enhancing existing TNE partnerships, and assisting in the development of new TNE partnerships, and other projects as directed. They will work closely with the Head of Transnational Education and the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement, and other key internal and external stakeholders.
The successful candidate will be required to have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to meet the challenges of a complex operating environment. This includes a track-record in managing multiple projects to achieve results. You will have a strong understanding of the HE operating environment, preferably within an international context. You should be able to demonstrate considerable experience of supporting colleagues in the development and management of projects or partnerships and a commitment to delivering high quality customer service.
An understanding of inter-cultural business practices and an innovative approach to relationship management is desirable, as is familiarity with University course portfolio. This post is predominantly UK based, but on occasion you may be required to travel to visit partners.
Lecturer, TESOL and Linguistics, School of Education, Language and Psychology, York St. John University, York, UK. Deadline: 15 June 2020.
York St. John University is currently seeking a Lecturer in TESOL and Linguistics to start 1st August 2020. The successful candidate will join a team of fifteen Languages and Linguistics academics based within the School of Education, Language and Psychology. They offer BA and MA programmes in British Sign Language, Deaf Studies, Educational Linguistics, English Language and Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, Japanese, Korean, Language and Social Justice, and TESOL. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in TESOL and Linguistics.
Candidates should have the experience and expertise to teach across a range of linguistics modules such as introductory grammar and phonetics, second language acquisition and multilingualism. It is essential that candidates hold a doctoral level qualification, or are near completion, and are actively engaged in research. Research expertise should be in TESOL, and may also be related to one or more of the following areas: applied linguistics; corpus linguistics; digital communication; discourse analysis; forensic linguistics; language acquisition; psycholinguistics; queer and feminist linguistic theory; sociolinguistics; syntax.
Urban Realities in the Global South International Fellowships, Urban Studies Foundation, Glasgow, UK. Deadline: 30 June 2020.
The Fellowship covers the costs of a sabbatical period at a university of the candidate’s choice in the Global North or South for the purpose of writing-up the candidate’s existing research findings in the form of publishable articles and/or a book under the guidance of a chosen mentor in their field of study. Funding is available for a period ranging between 3-9 months, and the proposed research may comprise any theme pertinent to a better understanding of urban realities in the Global South.
Applicants must be early-to-mid career urban scholars with a PhD obtained within the preceding 10 years (by the submission deadline) who currently work in a university or other research institution within the Global South. Candidates must also be nationals of a country in the Global South, defined as any country on the present OECD list of ODA recipients (2018-2020).
Residential Fellowships, Institute for Advanced Studies Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England, UK. Deadline: 15 May 2020.
Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies has announced a major new initiative, the IAS Residential Fellowship programme, which will begin from September 2020. The Residential Fellowship programme adds significantly to the current portfolio of opportunities offered by the Institute to bring leading international scholars to the University as IAS Fellows.
IAS Residential Fellowships are open to outstanding international researchers from across all disciplines and career stages who wish to pursue a month-long research residency within the scholarly community of Loughborough University and its Institute of Advanced Studies.
Senior International Officer: South and South East Asia, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. Deadline: 24 February 2020.
You will work directly with the International Recruitment Manager for South and South East Asia and other Senior International Officers in meeting institutional and College targets in relation to the University’s International Recruitment strategy and agreed key performance indicators.
You will provide a friendly and efficient service to international students and visitors, facilitate the development of partnerships/collaborations with key institutions, agents, government agencies and other contacts within and outwith the University. You will support the delivery of institutional internationalisation strategic objectives.
**NOTE the post may be rotated on a periodic basis to give experience of different international markets.**
Senior Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 16 February 2020.
The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) invites applications for a Senior Research Associate from any relevant field of expertise or experience who is best able to contribute to the Centre’s urgent mission. CSER studies global risks, including those that could lead to human extinction or civilisational collapse, develop collaborative strategies to reduce them, and foster a global community of academics, technologists and policy-makers working to safeguard humanity. CSER is interested in applications from candidates who can either contribute to existing strands of work, or who might lead the development of work in additional areas of, or approaches to, such extreme risks.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, London, UK. Deadline: 27 September 2019.
The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor with technical expertise and specialism in measuring the impact of complex social change programmes. The current programme portfolio includes a global dialogue education programme (Generation Global) that works all over the world with hubs in the USA, Middle East, South Asia, and Europe, projects supporting religious leaders in Nigeria and Kenya (Supporting Leaders) and a mentoring project supporting young women in the UK transition from education to employment.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be interviewed prior to the closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested in this role.
NOTE: There is also a position for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Data Analyst, with the same application deadline.