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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at the University of Warwick

Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments)

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Warwick, invites applications for competitive Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships starting in autumn 2017 (details of the scheme available at www.leverhulme.ac.uk). Institutions nominate applicants, who must have submitted their PhD theses between 2 March 2013 and 2 March 2017. Applicants should either have obtained (or be in the process of obtaining) their doctorate in the UK, or should be in a temporary position at a UK institution (for full eligibility requirements, see this page). Ideally they should change institutions if they have not done so already. They must present a very strong research profile.

The host institution provides an environment supporting the career development of a research fellow seeking a permanent academic position in the UK. Warwick’s SMLC is in an ideal position to do so, as it has strong expertise and experience in hosting and nurturing research fellows. The SMLC currently hosts 12 research fellows, funded by bodies such as the Leverhulme Trust, AHRC, ERC, and Marie Curie schemes. It also includes a community of around 50 doctoral students.

Members of Warwick’s SMLC (covering French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Italian Studies) have recognized research strengths across a wide chronological period, including the late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Enlightenment. The School strongly promotes innovative research in several interdisciplinary fields such as film history and aesthetics, postcolonial and transnational studies, translation studies, war, trauma and memory studies, and representations of disability, gender, sexuality, and cultural identity. It raises issues of linguistic, cultural, regional, national, and ethnic diversity in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and North, Central and South America, explores the significance and impact of many different types of aesthetic expression and conceptualization, philosophical, political and cultural thinking, and pays particular attention to the reception and reshaping of philosophical, intellectual, or literary traditions, cultural hybridity and transnationalization, encounters and translations between cultures, literal and intellectual mobility, and reconceptualizations of art. For staff profiles and an outline of specific research interests, see this page.

Suitably qualified candidates should send their expressions of interest to the SMLC’s Director of Research, Dr David Lines, by 3 February 2017. For details of the procedure, please see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/research/leverhulmeecr.


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