Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Translingual Communities, European Languages and Digital Humanities

University of London - Institute of Modern Languages Research

The Role

The Institute of Modern Languages Research is seeking a highly qualified, independent and talented Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Translingual Communities, European Languages and Digital Humanities to join a University of London, School of Advanced Study-based research team, led by Professor Catherine Davies and Professor Jane Winters, contributing to the AHRC Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) programme ‘Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’ (CLDRC).

This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 3.5 years. The successful applicant is expected to start on 1st February 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter and no later than 1st March 2017. S/he will be based at the School of Advanced Study and will be working under the supervision of Professor Davies and Professor Winters in close collaboration with staff in the British Library, which is a strategic partner for this project.

CLDRC is a large interdisciplinary, multi-institutional, four-year project, led by Professor Stephen Hutchings of the University of Manchester and funded by a c. £4m grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project is delivered by a consortium composed of three core institutions – the University of Manchester, Durham University and the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Each of the partners is responsible for one of the project’s three research strands: the multilingual, the transnational, and the translingual respectively.

For more information about the role please download job description and person specification document.

Further Information

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and covering letter by clicking the apply button below. The closing date for this role is at midnight on Thursday, 10 November 2016.

Interviews are expected to take place on 2 December 2016.

Pursuing equal opportunities and excellence in education


The Institute of Modern Languages Research is one of nine institutes in the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It is the successor of the Institute of Germanic Studies and the Institute of Romance Studies, University of London, founded in 1950 and 1989 respectively.

It provides a distinctive interdisciplinary forum for research promotion and facilitation, at a national and international level, in the languages and cultures of Europe (primarily Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain), Latin America, and other Francophone and Lusophone countries. It hosts the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing, the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and the Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies.

The IMLR’s three strategic ambitions are: 1. To provide world-class support to individuals, networks and organisations engaged in Modern Languages research, nationally and internationally; identify and lead debates that stimulate new agendas and innovative thinking; show creativity in developing research services, resources and research training; and ensure that the social, cultural and economic benefits of Modern Languages research in the UK are publicly recognised. 2. To produce and disseminate internationally recognised Modern Languages research. 3. To enhance and deliver doctoral research training.

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