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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £36,382 up to £40,927 (pro rata) on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: V68930

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

This Qatar National Research Fund post is available on a part time (0.8 FTE), fixed term basis  from 1 December 2021 until 30 April 2022.  

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the Writing the Future project, which has explored metadiscourse in Arab students writing in both English and Arabic. It is a corpus study, creating a unique Arab-English corpus of writing, and complemented by interviews with the authors. 

The post will include literature reviewing, website updating and general research duties linked to the final year of the project, such as assisting with conference presentations and publications, as appropriate. Applicants will be expected to work in the UK.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events. 

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in Education and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Ideally, the successful applicant will be fluent in both Arabic and English, but this is not essential.   

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification available on our website for full details of this role.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Further information

For further information please contact Professor Debra Myhill; e-mail or telephone (01392) 724767. 

The closing date for completed applications is 31 October 2021. Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning the 8 November 2021.

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