University College - London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies
UCL Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow
|Institution Type:||College / University|
The appointment will be made at Grade 7, currently in the range of £34,056- £41,163 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance).
The currently advertised post-doctoral Mellon research fellowship, focused on ‘Critical Area Studies and the Production of Knowledge’, is funded for one year and is embedded within a six-year themed research programme established at UCL in 2012, entitled New Horizons in Russia and Eastern Europe: A New Vision through Language-Based Area Studies. This one-year strand will focus specifically on the production of knowledge with respect to academic practices in Area Studies.
The Fellowship is suitable for someone who has recently completed a PhD in a discipline related to the Fellowship and relevant to the UCL context, and who is seeking to develop an academic career. UCL Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows benefit from a thorough, structured training in teaching as well as being part of a vibrant and constantly self-examining research community.
Fellows are appointed after an open, international competition. Applications are welcome from early career scholars across disciplines whose research proposals engage with the questions posed in this year’s strand.
Although Fellows will be able to devote most of their time to research, they are expected to teach up to 5 hours per week not only within their own departments but also within Faculty-wide programmes.
It is expected that Fellows will be keen to disseminate their work widely by, for example, organising (interdisciplinary) public events related to her or his main research theme, such as: seminars, study days, exhibitions, conferences, performances. It is also expected that individual publications will come from each Fellowship.
A full job description and person specification can be accessed through the SSEES Mellon Programme webpage: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/current-vacancies. Please follow the link to the "Job Specification" and read the criteria carefully before applying.
Candidates will be expected to provide the following 6 documents, written in English. There are two spaces in which you will be able to upload your documents. Please upload your CV into the first space provided as one document and then merge the remaining 5 documents into a single Word/PDF document, when you make your online application.
1. Your CV
a. a personal statement
b. the abstract of your PhD
c. a sample of written work (no longer than 50pp)
d. a short research proposal for the Fellowship (ideally no more than 3pp)
e. a description of teaching experience and interests
We aim at nothing less than a fundamental re-conceptualisation of Language-based Area Studies whereby disciplines are brought together with geographical regions and language in order to facilitate awareness and engagement across the Social Sciences and Humanities and beyond. The formulation of such a re-conceptualisation is the starting point of this latest UCL Mellon Post-Doctoral Research programme.
Closing Date: 5th February 2017
Enquiries concerning the requirements of the post may be directed to Professor Wendy Bracewell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Queries regarding the application procedure should be addressed to Esther Williams (email@example.com).
|Primary Category:||Eastern Europe History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Russian or Soviet History / Studies