U Edinburgh: Muslim Societies in a Globalized World (UK)

FellowshipsFellow in Contemporary Muslim Societies in a Globalized World, Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 16 September, 2021.

The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is looking for an early career fellow to contribute to its growing research, teaching and outreach program on contemporary Muslim societies in a globalized world. The post-holder will conduct research into the contemporary social/political/religious dynamics of a key region, or regions, of the Muslim world. Priority will be given to applicants whose research focuses on regions not currently well covered by the Centre’s team (e.g. Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, The Americas) or on supra-national processes. Applications from candidates whose work engages with broader transnational, international or global contexts would be particularly welcomed, as the post-holder will work with the Centre’s director to develop a research cluster on the globalized Muslim world. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the Alwaleed Centre’s teaching and outreach activities. The school welcomes applications for this post from all qualified candidates and particularly welcome applications from members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

U Edinburgh: Sociolinguistics (UK)

“JobLecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

The University seeks to appoint an open-ended, full time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics, within the department of Linguistics and English Language, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. The post holder will contribute high quality research, teaching and academic citizenship. Current strengths in the department related to sociolinguistics include sociophonetics, language variation and change, language and identity, language and politics, language attitudes, applied linguistics and English dialectology. The department is interested in building on its existing strengths and in expanding the range of research areas that are currently taught and researched. Applicants are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter how their research programme would add to these current areas of focus.

Experience in research with a qualitative orientation will be a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent publication record for their career stage, and to demonstrate potential for attracting external grant funding: the potential to make a significant contribution to the research culture of the School is essential. The successful candidate will offer courses at both UG and MSc level and will be expected to supervise and recruit PhD students.

U Edinburgh: IASH Fellowships on Decoloniality (UK)

“JobFellowships, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: various, mostly April 30, 2021.

IASH is pleased to announce a new three-year project examining a variety of topics centred on decoloniality. The Institute Project on Decoloniality 2021-2024 (IPD ‘24) is now open for applications. The Institute and its partners warmly encourages Fellowship applications from scholars around the world, exploring issues including but not limited to: decolonising gender and sexuality, anticolonial and decolonial theory, race and racialisation, and Scotland’s role in the British Empire. As well as in-person Fellowships, the IASH is happy to accept applications for hybrid / remote-working Fellowships for applicants who are unable to travel to Edinburgh. It is important to note that they still welcome applications on all topics and in all areas of the arts, humanities and social sciences to continue IASH’s traditional interdisciplinary work across disciplines, alongside IPD’24.

U Edinburgh Lecturer in Language Education (UK)

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Lecturer in Language Education, Institute of Language Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline: October 15, 2020.

Language Education is an innovative and dynamic emerging field in Moray House School of Education and Sport. They are looking to recruit a Lecturer with particular interest in promoting Language Education throughout the School in order to enhance a substantial team of transdisciplinary researchers and teachers, and to embed Language Education across a range of diverse programmes.

The Language Education Strategy sets out a vision for bringing together three key areas: languages(s); (pluri) literacies; and interculturality. Each of those areas embraces a wide portfolio of research that is informed by a critical framework, including pluriliteracies, first and second language learning and teaching (heritage, English, community, European and other languages); bi/multilingualism, English as an additional language; Content and Language Integrated Learning; Global Englishes, language policy and practice; student and teacher identity; Language Teacher Education; discourse; intercultural communication; TESOL; Applied Linguistics; technology enhanced learning; and internationalisation. The successful applicant will have academic experience at post-doctoral level in one or more of the above areas and will be expected to contribute to our highly successful Masters level teaching programmes, to the supervision of doctoral students, and to secure research grants through our Language Education Thematic Research Hub aligned with REF high quality research outputs.

The post will require a culturally sensitive vision that reflects a commitment to social justice and the provision of high quality student experience. The successful candidate will contribute to the wider work of the subject area and the School, regionally, nationally and internationally.

There is also a position for Senior Lecturer available, with the same deadline.

U Edinburgh IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020-21 (Scotland)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowships and Bursaries 2020-21, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline: 30 April 2020.

Applications are invited for postdoctoral bursaries from candidates in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Institute welcomes visiting researchers from across the world. A 2020-2021 IASH Postdoctoral Fellowship provides:

  • Research visit at the University of Edinburgh for three to ten months
  • Bursary* of up to a maximum of £13,000
  • Dedicated office space, University e-mail and library access
  • An allocated University mentor from an area relevant to the Fellows’ research interests
  • Weekly Fellows’ Lunch to build community
  • Collegial work-in-progress seminar series for testing new ideas
  • Calendar of engaging events at the Institute and College
  • Opportunities to participate in and design funded workshops, colloquia, etc at the Institute

NOTE: Many other fellowships are offered by IASH as well.

U Edinburgh Postdoc: Language Production/Dialogue (UK)

Postdocs

Research Associate, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline: 9 December 2019.

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a Research Associate for a fixed period for 2 years (with a possibility of further extension in line with the research project).  The Research Associate will contribute to a programme of research on language production/dialogue in children and adults as part of Professor Holly Branigan’s research group. S/he will contribute to the development of the research programme; design, carry out and analyse experiments; and 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 (pending and assumed complete can be considered) in Psychology, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, or related disciplines

U Edinburgh IASH Fellowship 2020-21 (Scotland)

FellowshipsSenior Anniversary Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2020-21. Deadline: 28 February 2020.

IASH was founded in 1969 with the pursuit of intellectual understanding as its highest priority. Interdisciplinarity and creativity have defined its history ever since. In this 50th anniversary year, IASH created new Fellowships for the most promising scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. A Senior Anniversary Fellowship is available to established scholars with more than 10 years’ experience in higher education.

For 2020-21, applications should center on the place of the humanities in the 21st century. As IASH is located in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, a key role for the Anniversary Fellows is to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost disciplinary boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences.

The 2020-2021 IASH Senior Anniversary Fellowship provides:

  • Research visit at the University of Edinburgh for three months
  • Bursary of £10,500, plus travel grants
  • Dedicated office space, University e-mail and library access
  • An allocated University mentor from an area relevant to the Fellows’ research interests
  • Weekly Fellows’ Lunch to build community
  • Collegial work-in-progress seminar series for testing new ideas
  • Calendar of engaging events at the Institute and College
  • Opportunities to participate in and design funded workshops, colloquia, etc. at the Institute

CFP Transnational Perspectives on Spanish in Society (UK)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Transnational Perspectives on the Study of Spanish in Society, The University of Edinburgh, 5-6 September 2019. Deadline: April 15, 2019.

Transnational Perspectives on the Study of Spanish in Society marks the the 9th International Conference of Hispanic Linguistics and 7th Biennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society. Languages travel and adapt to the new circumstances faced by their speakers. The growth of the Spanish language has always been transnational in nature, insofar as any expansion has been grounded in cultural and economic exchange. Therefore, at this conference, organizers wish to bring together those with scholarly interests in the situation of the Spanish language in the contemporary world. Almost twenty years into the new millennium, it is time reflect on how Spanish speakers, be they in their countries of origin or in the diaspora, construct and negotiate concepts of community. How is this achieved by recourse to ideas of borders, migration and contact? How do speakers move beyond notions of physical space, and push social, political, cultural and commercial boundaries, in order to break through the limits imposed on them by nations and continents?

Abstracts may be submitted in English or in Spanish.

U Edinburgh IASH Fellowships (UK)

“Fellowships“Senior Anniversary Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 28 February 2019.

 

To celebrate their 50th anniversary year, IASH has created three-month Fellowships for the most promising scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For 2019-20, they seek applications centered on the place of the humanities in the 21st century to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost disciplinary boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences. £10,500 bursary, plus travel grants.

In addition, IASH offers Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowships, IASH-SSPS (School of Social and Political Science) Research Fellowships, and Digital Scholarship Visiting Research Fellowships.

 

CFP Linguistic Ethnography in a Changing World (UK)

ConferencesLinguistic Ethnography in a Changing World, Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC) conference, 20-21 September 2018, University of Edinburgh, UK. Deadline extended: 7 May 2018.

7th biennial conference of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum, hosted by the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh.

This year’s theme takes in Brexit, Trump and ‘this country’s had enough of experts’ to ask … what role should LE research play in this changing world? What are the questions it should seek to answer, and how can it make a distinctive contribution to the national debate?

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