Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Creative Multilingualism - Prismatic Translation

University of Oxford - Faculty of English Language and Literature

The AHRC-funded Creative Multilingualism programme is conducting research on the interaction between multilingualism and creativity, and rethinking the identity of Modern Languages. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on Prismatic Translation, one of the programme’s seven research strands. 

The Prismatic Translation strand is pursuing comparative cultural, literary, linguistic and cognitive research by tracking texts in detail across several languages and scripts. Alongside the research, we exploring the creative possibilities of Prismatic Translation in collaboration with school students, translators and digital media practitioners. 

You will contribute to the design and execution of the research, writing literature reviews, undertaking bibliographic work, and providing editorial assistance. You will liaise with our school creative writing and translation project led by Kate Clanchy at Oxford Spires Academy, helping with the organisation of workshops and creation of printed materials. You will identify innovative ways to present research results, and represent the strand at external events. You will help co-ordinate an international network of researchers, organise meetings, and facilitate links between the strand and the rest of the programme.

You will have a good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject, excellent written and spoken English, and fluency in at least one other language. In addition, you will have excellent bibliographic and general research skills, and the ability to engage and enthuse others, especially young people. Ideally, you will have research interests in translation and comparative literature, and skill in website editing, typography and text design.

This is a part-time (0.2 FTE), fixed-term post until 30 June 2020, starting as soon as possible.

Applications should be made online, and you will be required to upload a CV, a supporting statement and the names and addresses of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 21 August 2017.

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