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.
Lecturer 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.
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.
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.
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.
Global Histories Ambassador and Research Fellow, SS Great Britain, Brunel Institute, Brunel, UK. Deadline: 19 December 2022.
The Global Histories Ambassador and Research Fellow will become part of the Brunel Institute team of innovative experts, each of whom holds particular skillset that crosses the boundaries of the normal museum, academic and heritage roles, and will actively collaborate to engage with people locally, regionally and internationally.
The postholder will play a key role in the development of the Trust by researching and making relevant for modern audiences the global histories and interconnections pioneered in particular by the revolutionary ships Great Western and Great Britain. The candidate will enjoy researching with historical materials and have the ability to link people and stories together, while working to unlock the barriers that diverse audiences can face when visiting and engaging with heritage sites. The most tangible outcome of this work will be the ‘Global Messdeck’ a multi-use story space and flexible gallery situated in the proposed new Albion dockyard site, and through which the Trust will engage visitors from all backgrounds and places to welcome, introduce, explore, publish and curate stories and histories of mobility, communication and globalization as they relate to Brunel’s historic vessels and to all our lives and communities today.
Inspired by and supporting the development of the Trust’s Albion Dock and Brunel Country project the postholder will play a key role in supporting primary research, interpretation, and education work, and in sharing learning across the sector. The expanded Brunel Institute team will be part of the programme to increase access to, and understanding of, the SS Great Britain, PS Great Western, science, engineering and conservation, maritime migration and the legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s life and work.
PHD Studentship: Interculturality-for-Diversity-and-Global-Learning, Brunel University, London, UK. Deadline: 13 January 2023.
Brunel University London is pleased to invite applications for studentships in Education, offered through the ESRC-funded Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (GUDTP). The GUDTP is an exciting collaboration between Brunel, the University of Oxford and the Open University, which offers its students access to innovative social science research training across all three institutions. Brunel DTP students in Education will be members of the GUDTP Education Pathway led by the University of Oxford and Brunel, and delivered collaboratively by the two universities. You can find further information about the GUDTP here.
Brunel DTP students on the Education pathway will join the Department of Education. In common with the university as a whole the department has a rich ethnic mix among its student population and attracts a significant proportion of students from outside the European Union. Students will benefit from Brunel’s diverse specialist expertise in the following four research groups:
- Education, Identities and Society
- Pedagogy and Professional Education
- STEM Education
Lecturer in Global Development (Teaching and Research), Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Deadline: 9 December 2022.
The University of Manchester seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Global Development (Teaching and Research) within the Global Development Institute (GDI). This post will enhance the GDI’s research and teaching capacity in global development, in particular on the theoretical and empirical analysis of labour, gender and/or environmental sustainability in global production. The GDI has made significant advances in research and policy on global value chains and production networks, in particular through the ‘Capturing the Gains: Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Value Chains’ programme (2008-2014), the ‘Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures’ programme (2010-2017) and the ‘Shifting South: Decent Work and Regional Value Chains’ study (2019-21).
This new appointment is expected to contribute to and help lead the next iteration of policy focused research at GDI on these critical areas. The University welcomes applications from exceptional candidates who can make significant contributions to research and research-informed teaching that complements existing offerings in GDI. The post will be attached to the GDI’s Social Development (SD) teaching cluster and the Global Production Networks, Trade and Labour research group.
Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA), (organization is based in Indiana, USA, but some positions are based in other countries). Deadlines vary by position.
- Director, England and Wales Programmes (based in London; deadline: 22 November 2022)
The Director of England and Wales Programmes is responsible for the development and leadership of all IFSA sites in England and Wales including the following: inspiring a commitment to first in class customer service for partners and students; ensuring high-quality programming that support student learning and satisfaction outcomes; delivering business results through creative and intentional programme design to support student learning; diversifying the program offering to meet market needs; leading team’s day-to-day programme administration; and growing relationships with host universities, industry, and other partners with a goal of increased enrollment.
- Director, Argentina (based in Buenos Aires; deadline: open until filled)
The Director is responsible for the strategic development and leadership including delivering results through creative and intentional program design to support student learning; leading team’s day-to-day program administration; and growing relationships with host universities, industry, and other partners with a goal of increased enrollment and delivery of high-quality programs that support student learning and satisfaction outcomes.
IFSA (Institute for Study Abroad), a US-based nonprofit organization, creates global learning environments to help students gather the critical perspectives, knowledge, and skills essential for future success. Other positions available here.
Senior Teaching Associate in Education and International Development, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 20 October 2022.
The Faculty of Education is looking to appoint a Senior Teaching Associate in Education and International Development. The postholder will be expected to contribute to a range of duties on two core Faculty programmes: MPhil ‘Education, Globalisation and International Development’ (EGID) and the BA Education ‘Education Policy and International Development’ track, for the 2022-23 academic year. The Senior Teaching Associate will lead and contribute to the Faculty’s teaching and learning at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including teaching, supervision of Master students’ research, as well as important leadership, administrative and management duties for the academic year 2022/23.