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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Stirling - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Location: Stirling
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (pro-rata) (Grade 7)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th May 2022
Closes: 2nd June 2022
Job Ref: FAC01545

Location: Stirling Campus

Contract type: Part time 40% FTE

Working pattern: Fixed term 9 months

The Post

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research fellowship in French and Francophone studies at the University of Stirling.

The post-doctoral position is offered as part of the Impact and Engagement project ‘Remembering Empire’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The contract would be for 9 months starting July 1 2022 to March 30 2023. 

‘Remembering Empire’ is an Impact and Engagement project that examines models of memory in relation to the French settlers of Algeria, known as the pieds-noirs, most of whom left Algeria when it gained independence in 1962.

The primary role of the post-holder is to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) and other members of the project team in the design, delivery and evaluation of public engagement activities. A near-native command of French and a PhD in the area of Francophone postcolonial studies is required, and strong communication, inter-personal and analytical skills are essential, as are good organisational abilities. The ability to develop digital humanities outputs is desirable. The role will involve some work in secondary schools and the post-holder will be required a membership of the PVG scheme.

Description of Duties

  • As part of a wider team, develop research and knowledge exchange objectives and proposals for own or joint research and play a lead role in relation to a specific project/s or part of a broader project, with guidance from senior colleagues as required
  • As part of the research team, conduct research, including determining appropriate research methods and contributing to the development of new research methods
  • Write or contribute to publications and disseminate research findings using other appropriate media. Engage in impact and dissemination activities such as conferences, blogs, and webinars and other knowledge exchange activities to encourage societal impact
  • Deliver presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events
  • Build internal and external contacts and participate in networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future collaboration

Essential Criteria

Qualifications

  • Honours Degree and PhD in an appropriate discipline 
  • Native or near-native knowledge of French

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge, in a relevant discipline to contribute to the development of research project activities, methodologies and evaluation
  • Ability to routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers using high level skills and a range of audio-visual media
  • Excellent knowledge of French colonial history and/or media

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/list/details/?jobId=3093&jobTitle=Postdoctoral%20Research%20Fellow

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