U Sheffield Global Challenge Research Postdoc (UK)

PostdocsGlobal Challenge Research Postdoctoral Fellowships, University of Sheffield, UK. Deadline: 14 January 2019.

“Our Global Challenge Fellowships present the opportunity to work on a truly international project, addressing some of the biggest and most challenging problems of our time, and translating cutting edge research into local impact. As one of our fellows you will embark on either a 12- or 24-month project to address problems faced by those in the Global South. This could be, for example, developing access to secure food, sustainable health and wellbeing, inclusive and quality education, clean sanitation or affordable energy. You will work in collaboration with overseas institutions where you will spend between 25-50% of your time. It will be up to you to design and complete a major research project.”

U Sheffield Job Ad: Applied Linguistics with TESOL

Job adsLecturer in Applied Linguistics-TESOL, School of English, University of Sheffield. Deadline: 3 May 2018.

Opportunity for an individual who has teaching and research strengths in language pedagogy to make an impact on the MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and on the undergraduate curriculum. The MA in Applied Linguistics team is recognised for its expert academic staff who offer research expertise and supervision in a variety of sub-disciplines. These include second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, English for academic purposes, bilingualism, corpus linguistics, pragmatics, intercultural communication and critical discourse analysis.

You will be joining the Applied Linguistics team and will have teaching and research strengths in language pedagogy covering one or more of the following areas: language curriculum design, language pedagogy, vocabulary studies, classroom-based research, language testing, CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning), and teaching young learners. The ability to teach across a broad range will be an advantage, including, if necessary, in areas beyond your primary research specialisation. You will be required to provide teaching in connection with the MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in Applied Linguistics (or equivalent experience) and proven teaching ability.

CFP Language, Literacy and Identity (UK)

Language, Literacy and Identity conference
University of Sheffield, UK
1st – 2nd July 2016

Conceptualising literacy and language is a key task in a world which is on the move, both literally and symbolically. This conference engages with the theme of Language, Literacy and Identity in order to better understand how communities, groups and individuals engage with literacy. It is concerned with exploring how literacy practices and texts affect our sense of who we are, how we relate to each other and our place within the world. We welcome papers considering literacy, language and identity across contexts, and domains of life. We are interested in how multilingual identities shape literacy practices, and in new understandings of the move to visual and digital literacies. This includes work engaging with new paradigms for literacy, including sensory and embodied approaches and the turn to the post-human in literacy research. Our approach is multi disciplinary, with a focus on language and literacy within a wide range of contexts, themes and perspectives.

The Conference will be at The University of Sheffield at The Ridge, S10 3AY.

Abstracts
Please send abstracts via email by 17th April 2016.
Abstracts should be up to 350 words and based on the assumption that presentations will be 30 minutes with 15 minutes discussion. Please signal whether your abstract is for a paper, a Short Fuse presentation or for a poster.

Paper Session
30 minute presentation of research or an argument. 15 minutes questions.

Short Fuse
Specifically for research students. The Short Fuse is a popular slot & is designed to allow many presentations in a focused and lively form.
The format involves: 10 Powerpoint slides only; Total presentation will be 5 minutes; 5 minutes for questions. You should set your slides to advance automatically for your talk.

Poster
You should bring your printed poster with you.

Speakers
Urszula Clark
Guy Merchant
Alexandra Georgakopoulou
Susan Jones

University of Sheffield Professorial Research Fellows – Social Sciences (UK)

University of Sheffield
Professorial Research Fellows – Social Sciences

Job Reference Number: UOS011924
Job Title: Professorial Research Fellows (5 posts)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Department: Faculty of Social Sciences
Salary: Professorial Pay Scheme, Introductory Zone
£56,482 to £63,552 per annum (pro-rata), with potential for annual incremental progression to the top of the zone
Closing Date: 18th November 2015

Summary:
A thinker at the leading edge, you will develop research that shapes positive social change. An aspiring academic leader, you’ll hone the skills to inspire future generations of innovative thinkers. At the University of Sheffield, we are bold in our attempts to pursue the extraordinary. We offer you a unique opportunity to drive forward your research career and begin your transition to one of our academic leaders of the future. Our diverse and vibrant Faculty of Social Sciences is rich in world-leading research and education, across a host of diverse disciplines. Now, we are seeking five new Professorial Research Fellows, whose research aligns to one or more of our Faculty research themes: Sustainable Growth; Wellbeing; Inclusive Society; Digital Society; and Innovative Methods.

You’ll bring to the role an outstanding international research profile, with ambitious and exciting plans for your research. Crucially, you are also keen to lead. Here, you’ll build on your proven track record of attracting and managing external research grants, by securing new, high profile grants. We’ll look to you to produce an array of high quality publications, explore fresh opportunities and demonstrate the impact of your research. What’s more, you’ll benefit from plenty of scope to develop and demonstrate your leadership skills.

Once you have completed your three year fellowship, you’ll progress to a full professorial position within one of our thirteen Social Sciences departments.

Desired skills and experience
You will have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in a relevant subject area, and a distinguished record of international research in high quality journals / monographs demonstrating clear excellence. An excellent record of knowledge exchange, engagement and research impact and a proven record of attracting and managing external research grants is essential.

Reference number: UOS011924

Apply through website 

U Leeds doctoral scholarships

There are 2 types of doctoral scholarships available at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, for studies starting 2013-2014.

ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Studentship

The University of Leeds has been allocated a number of studentships as part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, a major collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. One of these awards is for study at the Institute of Communications Studies and is available on either a 1+3 or +3 basis.

The awards are for study commencing 1 October 2013, and cover full fees and maintenance. Closing date for applications: 1 February 2013.

ICS Full Scholarships

The Institute of Communications Studies is offering a number of PhD Scholarships for study commencing in September/October 2013. The scholarships cover full maintenance and fees equivalent to the Home/EU rate, for a period of three years. They are intended to support full-time study leading to a PhD in any area of the Institute’s research activities, and are open to both home/EU and international applicants. Closing date for applications is 1 May 2013.

Further details for both can be found at http://ics.leeds.ac.uk/pg/phd/