Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Humanities: Digital Mediations

King's College London - Department of Digital Humanities

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 to £39,324 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be a full time, fixed term contract for 36 months

Language Acts and Worldmaking is a flagship project funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative. In it we aim to illuminate the ways in which language empowers us by enabling us to construct our personal, local, transnational and spiritual identities, and constrains us by carrying unexamined ideological baggage. It is this dialectic that we call ‘worldmaking’. The project is made up of 6 research strands that provide different, but overlapping, perspectives on our central research questions, which explore language as a material and historical force, foregrounding language’s power to shape how we live, and realising the potential of Modern Language learning to open pathways between worlds past and present. We are seeking to recruit 5 Post-Doctoral Research Assistants who will each work on a specific strand, as well as across the project as a whole.

For the Digital Mediations strand, you will work with strand lead, Paul Spence, based at Strand Campus, King’s College London. You will work on your own research, developed from the research proposal submitted as part of this application (please see Job Pack for details). For this post, you should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, as well as an excellent working knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese. We are keen to receive applications from a broad range of disciplines, and so encourage those with a background in related areas of the Humanities or Social Sciences to apply. Similarly, although the initial focus of the project is Spanish and Portuguese language, we also encourage those with knowledge of other languages to apply.

The selection process will include a presentation based on submitted research proposal, and a panel interview.

As part of the application process, you are asked to submit an individual research proposal relating to the Digital Mediations research strand, a detailed description of which can be found in the supplementary materials included with this advert. Proposals should be 1,000 words (max) and detail how they fit with and further develop the Digital Mediations research strand. A detailed outline of required elements for research proposals is included in the Job Pack. Please note: application forms, CVs, research proposals and any further supporting documents must be submitted as a single file.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 3 January 2017

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