York U: Postdoc for Black or Indigenous Scholars (UK)

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars, York University, York, UK. Deadline: 1 March 2023.

York University is pleased to announce the third cycle of the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous scholars. This program was created to address under-representation of Black and Indigenous scholars in many disciplines and fields of research and associated careers. While gaining a foothold to begin a career can be difficult in itself, too often Black and Indigenous scholars face the additional challenges of racism and systems structured implicitly or explicitly to protect others’ privilege. Supportive mentorship and network-building can be lacking or actively denied. The Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars begin to address this problem by providing collegial resources, supervision, mentorship, and funded time to successful applicants to seek their chosen careers.

NOTE: They also have Assistant Professor positions available in Black Politics and Black Politics in Canada.

U College London: Research Fellow, Collective Violence, Holocaust & Genocide Studies (UK)

“JobPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Collective Violence, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, University College London, London, UK. Deadline: 30 January 2023.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will develop and conduct research within the context of a collaborative research project on ‘Good Citizens, Terrible Times: Community, Courage and Compliance in and beyond the Holocaust’, funded by the AHRC and the DFG. The post is funded for 27 months. The Research Fellow will develop and carry out a discrete research project that will form part of and make a significant contribution to a wider, collaborative research project on conceptions and practices of citizenship and community in different areas of Europe during the Holocaust, as these variously affected compliance with state or occupation policies, or inspired sympathy with those who were persecuted.

U Oxford: Postdoc in International Mobility and World Development (UK)

Postdoctoral Researcher: International Mobility and World Development, Department of Education, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Deadline: 20 January 2023.

This is an exciting opportunity for a post-doctoral researcher to join a research project, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, examining the links between international mobility and world development. Reporting to Prof Maia Chankseliani, the post-holder will join a team of six enthusiastic, interdisciplinary researchers based at the University of Oxford Department of Education. The post-doctoral researcher will be fluent in Arabic and possess familiarity with the Middle East & Northern Africa (in particular, Lebanon, Libya, Qatar, UAE, Morocco, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Israel), and will lead on the data collection, searches, analysis, and presentation of findings on the Middle East & Northern Africa and, if required, on other regions. They will also work on extensive searches of secondary sources, conduct elite interviews online and engage in conducting systematic literature reviews, as well as independently develop a holistic understanding of the designated global region (Middle East & Northern Africa) in order to be able to meaningfully contextualise and interpret numeric and narrative findings pertaining to the selected region.

Newcastle U: Second Language Acquisition (UK)

“JobSenior Lecturer in Second Language Acquisition, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK. Deadline: 7 February 2023.

The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics wishes to appoint an outstanding teacher and researcher to the open-ended, full-time post of Senior Lecturer in Second Language Acquisition. The appointee will make major contributions to teaching, learning, research and impact in the English Language and Linguistics subject group, and be an active member of the Language Evolution, Acquisition and Development research group.

Applicants will have a completed PhD in Linguistics or a related discipline, and be able to demonstrate success in teaching Second Language Acquisition at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Applicants will have an outstanding record in research (including outputs, engagement/ impact activities and bids for external grant income) that is informed by linguistic theory and firmly embedded in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Proficiency in the collection, handling and analysis of second language data is essential, as is a track record in attracting PhD students and supervising them to completion. Applicants will also demonstrate clear potential for making a strong contribution to the School’s and Faculty’s collaborative education and research culture.

U Edinburgh: Postdoc in Psychology & Language Sciences (UK)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Psychology and Language Sciences, School of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 13 January 2023.

The Psychology department in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking a research associate on a full time, fixed term basis until 31st August 2024. This post is expected to commence in approx. February 2023. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious post-doctoral candidate (pending accepted) to join the School. The Research Associate is required to design, develop and refine experiments on language alignment in communication as well as write up and contribute to relevant reports. Some delivery of undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching activities related to the topics of language production and/or dialogue will also be required. Applications are invited from those with a PhD (or pending) in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, or related disciplines.

U Glasgow: Sociolinguistics (UK)


Lecturer in Sociolinguistics, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Deadline: 15 January 2023.

The School of Critical Studies seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics based in the subject area of English Language & Linguistics, which provides world leading research in the analysis of speech and the use of digital technologies in linguistics. The postholder will contribute to, and expand on, the existing research strengths in the area of sociolinguistics, specialising in multilingualism, language attitudes, interactional sociolinguistics, amongst others. Applicants with experience in research with a qualitative orientation are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will have an excellent publication record and demonstrate the potential for attracting external grant funding. They will offer courses at UG and PG level, in addition to recruiting and supervising PhD students.

U Manchester: Translation Studies (UK)

“JobLecturer in Translation Studies (6 month position), School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Deadline: 5 January 2023.

Applications are invited for the post of teaching-focused Lecturer in Translation Studies, which is tenable from 15 January 2023 for a period of 6 months. The post-holder will be primarily responsible for convening, delivering and assessing a 30-credit course unit, ‘Translating for Business and Institutions 2’, which forms part of the MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies. They may also be required to contribute to other MA supervision, teaching and assessment activities on the MA programme. You must have a PhD or equivalent in translation or interpreting studies and demonstrable teaching experience in translation studies at university level in areas of relevance for this position. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to empathise with students. ​​​​​​​

SOAS U London: Postdoc in East Asian Languages & Cultures (UK)

Postdoctoral Researcher in East Asian Languages and Cultures, SOAS University of London, London, UK. Deadline: 4 January 2023.

Under the leadership of Dr. Ernest Caldwell, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures will be hosting a collaborative research project ‘Han phonology: when Chinese became Chinese’, which will produce a Handbook of Han Chinese Phonology intended to supersede the existing monograph length studies of Han phonology. The Handbook will synthesize the existing knowledge of sound change in this period, formalizing this synthesis with finite state transducers. In addition, by applying state-of-the-art network analysis to the linguistic data found in a robust corpus of texts that includes newly unearthed sources, we will pinpoint the time, place, and social milieu of known changes, adjudicate controversial proposal, and provide a rigorous treatment of dialectal and sociolectal variation.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Caldwell and Co-Investigator, Dr. Nathan Hill. The role is for the primary researcher on the project, and the post holder will be responsible for collecting and processing data and preparing single and multi-authored research outputs. The appointee will have a high degree of self-motivation and a demonstrable pride in the quality of written work and research previously undertaken.

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

Bristol U: Afro- and/or Indigenous Futurisms & Education PHD Studentship (UK)

“Studentships“PhD Studentship in Afro- and/or Indigenous Futurisms and Educational Technology, ESRC Centre for Sociodigital Futures, Bristol University, Bristol, UK. Deadline: 6 January 2023.

This PhD position invites applicants with an interest in challenging and pluralising futures-oriented trajectories for educational technology. Specifically, the position will connect with the critical creative scholarship and cultural production in the fields of Afro- and/or Indigenous- Futurisms. These futurisms trouble linear narratives of progress, recognise multiple temporal framings for change and development, acknowledge the history and current impact of coloniality and creatively harness technological innovation to imagine radically transformed futures of justice. The successful candidate will propose a novel, critically engaged proposal that puts the field of educational technology into dialogue with this literature.

They invite proposals that identify new research questions, field sites for study and partners for collaboration in which Afro- and/or Indigenous Futures perspectives might open up new sites of possibility for rethinking or remaking sociodigital futures in education. The choice of research approach is open and might include everything from documentary analysis to ethnography, classroom practice and participatory action research to arts-based practice. They are open to different sites of education– both formal and informal sites of learning are potential candidates for study.

U Oxford PHD Studentship: Migration Studies (UK)

“Studentships“ESRC Migration Studies Studentship, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, UK. Deadline: 20 January 2023.

Are you interested in studying for a doctorate (DPhil) in a migration-related subject? Do you have a good first degree in a relevant social science subject? If so, have you considered applying for an ESRC Migration Studies pathway competition Studentship, available through the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)?Applications are invited for entry in October 2023. You must apply for the studentship at the same time as you apply for your degree.

There are two routes you can take:

*The Migration Studies Studentships are not intended for taught master’s degrees on their own. To apply you must be planning to undertake a doctorate. Please also note that successful admission to the doctoral programme is subject to approval by the relevant department’s DPhil Admissions Committee.

The studentships cover stipend and fees for the length of your award; full details can be found on the Grand Union DTP website.

The ESRC awarded the DTP Migration Studies Studentships in recognition of research strength in interdisciplinary migration studies, and the two taught masters are offered by Anthropology and International Development (the MSc in Migration Studies) and International Development (the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies) respectively. Students on the 1+3 pathway may progress from one of these masters to doctorates in Migration Studies, International Development, Anthropology, Politics and International Relations, Geography, Law, Sociology, Economics or another appropriate department.

NOTE: ESRC = Economic and Social Research Council, the UK’s largest funder of economic, social, behavioral and human data science.

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