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17 PhD positions at Umeå University, Sweden

Posted in PhD Studentship, Vacancies by santhyb on February 17, 2012

The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University is looking to explore new topics in the arts and humanities and we are building strong research areas for the future. We are now employing 17 PhD students as part of the strategic work to make research in the arts and humanities in Umeå even stronger.

PhD students are embedded in the Graduate School of Humanities<http://www.humfak.umu.se/utbildning/utbildning-pa-forskarniva/humanistisk-forskarskola/>. All PhD students have a fixed annual sum to cover expenses such as conference traveling, data collection, and to attend international summer and winter schools, etc. In addition to thorough research training, the graduate school offers a variety of courses aimed at improving professional, general, and personal skills. The programmes start on September 3, 2012. PhD students with a profile in educational science (Educational Work, Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational History and History Didactics) will also have access to courses and seminars in The research school in educational science<http://www.use.umu.se/forskning/forskarskola/>.

See: http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-23-35-12b.html#eng

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PhD studentships

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on May 8, 2010

A number of masters and PhD studentships available at Northumbria University, UK across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and some with a specific focus upon Punjab and South Asia. Masters studentships pay fees only while PhD studentships provide a bursary of £13,500 and pay full time UK fees in full.
Full details can be viewed at http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/researchandconsultancy/graduateschool/prospectivepgrs/studentships/sass/.
For details of those that relate to Punjab and South Asia, please contact Dr Steve Taylor: stephen.a.taylor@northumbria.ac.uk

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: “RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE CONTEXT OF MODERNITY” – A FELLOWSHIPS

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on December 28, 2009

New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, Romania – announces the competition for Fellowships on the topic “Religion and Politics in the Context of Modernity” for the academic year 2010-11.

The program targets young Romanian and international researchers/academics working in the fields of humanities and social studies. Applicants must be doctoral students, or hold a Ph.D. title. Duration of the Fellowship: a) a full academic year (10 months, October through July) or (only for the international Fellows) b) a one-term fellowship (October through February, or March through July). Location: New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania.

The Fellows are expected to work on their own projects and take part in the scientific events organized by the New Europe College. At the end of their Fellowship, each Fellow is expected to hand in a research paper reflecting the results of his/her work over the duration of the Fellowship. The papers will be included in a NEC publication.

Working languages: English, French, and German. A good command of English is desirable. The deadline (the arrival date, not the mailing date) for the international candidates to submit the application both by regular mail and e-mail is February 1st, 2010. The applications will be evaluated by the Academic Board of the NEC. The applicants will be notified by e-mail and regular mail on the results of the evaluation process at the beginning of the month of March. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview organized at the NEC, in Bucharest, on April 9-10, 2010.

The application form, the instructions for the application and additional information on the New Europe College can be downloaded from http://www.nec.ro/fundatia/nec/nec_intl_2010.htm. or requested by e-mail at applications@nec.ro.

Distinguished Visiting Fellowships 2010-2011

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on December 28, 2009

 Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

Applications are invited for up to eight Distinguished Visiting Fellowships. The Fellowships are intended to appeal to senior scholars from the UK or overseas who wish to spend a period, for the purposes of research, in one of the most stimulating intellectual environments in London. They have been created by the College in response to a substantial donation from the Westfield Trust to build on-campus residential accommodation specifically for this purpose. The accommodation, part of a new student village, opened in September 2004.

The Fellowships are attached to the Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences, to which ten academic Schools and Departments contribute: Business and Management; Centre for Commercial Law Studies; Drama; Economics; English; Geography; History; Languages, Linguistics & Film (Spanish, German, French, Russian, Linguistics, Film); Law; and Politics. 

The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise placed Queen Mary in the top tier of research-led British universities, ranking 11th in the Guardian league table. The Graduate School currently has more than 1,400 students pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in the humanities and social sciences.

Fellowships cover the four-month period September-December 2010 or January-April 2011. Fellows may by arrangement and at their own cost extend residence over a longer period if they wish, subject to the availability of accommodation. Each Fellow is expected to contribute to a seminar programme in a relevant academic department and to participate in the intellectual life of the Graduate School and the College more generally.

Further particulars and the application form are available at: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/hss/fellows/index.html   All applications should be sent in electronic format by midnight 28th February 2010 to Linda Grant, Administrator, Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences on l.grant@qmul.ac.uk.

Visiting Research Fellowships at ZMO (Zentrum Moderner Orient) in Berlin

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on June 19, 2009

ZMO (Zentrum Moderner Orient) in Berlin is advertising Visiting Research Fellowships for 2010, for researchers engaging in projects relevant to ZMO’s research profile (see webpage at http://www.zmo.de). ZMO is an interdisciplinary research institute with an international community of researchers pursuing research with regional and trans-regional focus on societies in Africa, the Middle East, and South- and South-East Asia and their interrelations (as well as their relations to Europe).

The call is open for senior researchers and recent postdocs as well as finishing PhD students in the humanities and social sciences.

ZMO also welcomes researchers who have already secured their own monies to pursue research at the centre, and encourage inquiries and applications along these lines as well. For selected projects and candidates, we will be able to supply office space and a highly stimulating research environment. For any further information, please consult our website, or contact us directly at zmo@rz.hu-berlin.de. Website: http://www.zmo.de/index_e.html

Deadline: 1 September 2009

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Director of the Durham Faith and Globalisation Programme

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on June 2, 2009

Durham University Theology and Religion/Social Sciences/Politics and International Affairs
Durham University seeks to appoint a fixed-term (for four years) research-active scholar, to commence on 1st October 2009, who will work as Director of a new teaching and research programme in Faith and Globalisation across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Medicine. S/he will develop, lead and coordinate a new interdisciplinary MA programme in Faith and Globalisation and an associated full programme of research seminars, collaborative research projects and related research activities. Depending on the specific area of research expertise, the appointee will primarily reside within either the Department of Theology and Religion, or the School of Government and International Affairs but with some accountability to both Department and School.

Further details: https://jobs.dur.ac.uk/default.asp

Closing date: 17 June 2009

De Montfort University – PhD Studentships

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on May 22, 2009

Faculty of Humanities

Up to seven fully funded sponsored PhD studentships are available to candidates.  Each of the studentships is available for three years full-time study.

Building on DMU’s excellent RAE outcomes, bursaries will be awarded to exceptional students who will work alongside experienced research teams in the following areas:

Feminism and adaptations; Media discourse; Scholarly editing; British cinema – international connections; Oral history and ethnic minority experiences of consumption; Movement and modernity; ElectroAcoustic resources and pedagogy

Further details on Oral history and ethnic minority experiences of consumption

This PhD project will investigate the emergence of a strong ethnic minority retailing environment in the city of Leicester in the post-war period, focusing, through the generation of new oral histories, on the use of ethnic minority shops by different immigrant groups. ‘Ethno-consumption’ is a growing field within migration and ethnicity studies and this project will bring aim to develop new insights into the study of immigrant communities which traditionally focus on themes such as integration, work, housing and religion. Shops, especially, are a vital but neglected part of ethnic minority history. While ethnic minority entrepreneurship has been receiving more academic attention, the historical consumer behaviour of ethnic minority populations, and this interaction with community and identity, still needs more research.

Key themes would include:

  • Different kinds of shops and the different functions they performed
  • How these shops linked to community life and ethnic identity
  • How interviewees remember and narrate their experiences of using these shops
  • Other kinds of ‘ethno-consumption’ experiences

Groups to be researched would focus on the South Asian population as the largest and most significant group in Leicester in terms of retailing, but could also include other groups, especially the post-war Polish population and the Caribbean community.

Enquiries should in the first instance go to the Research Degrees Office, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Telephone: 0116 2506309. Web: www.dmu.ac.uk
Closing Date: 5 June 2009

Research Fellowship in the Sociology of Religion

Posted in PhD Studentship, Research Fellowships by Pippa on May 22, 2009

Faculty of Humanities and Education Ref. 35/09 
The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time fixed-term appointment as Research Fellow in the sociology of religion for a period of three years at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History, Faculty of Humanities and Education. The position is currently located in Kristiansand, Norway. The starting date of employment will be determined upon agreement with the Faculty.

The Research Fellow will be associated with the PhD programme in Religion, Ethics and Society at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History. More information about the programme may be found at: http://www.uia.no/en/portaler/student_og_studier/informasjon_og_tjenester/ects/08_09/religion_ethics_and_society_phd_programme

The research fellowship is posted in the general field of sociology of religion and is open to all projects in the field as long as they contain an empirical component.
Further details: http://uia.easycruit.com/vacancy/296032/35068?iso=gb

PhD fellowship at the Faculty of Humanities under ‘Asian Dynamics Initiative’

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on March 24, 2009

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for a three-year PhD fellowship under the Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI) at the University of Copenhagen. The PhD fellow will be enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities´ Graduate School and employed at the Faculty of Humanities. The PhD fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Expected date of appointment is 1 September 2009.

The PhD fellow will also be affiliated with the Asian Dynamics Initiative, a new cross-faculty Asia focus at the University of Copenhagen. ADI aims at coordinating existing research and teaching on Asia as well as creating a common platform for interdisciplinary Asian studies. Seven research fields have been identified as anchor points for cutting edge research and teaching between the Social Sciences and the Humanities. The PhD project should relate to at least one of the designated research fields of the ADI which are:

1. Knowledge in transit
2. Security at global and local levels
3. Borders, territorialisation and regionalization
4. Belonging, citizenship and identities
5. Local responses to global challenges
6. The economics of the Asian challenge
7. Political institutions and culture

More information on ADI and the research fields at http://asiandynamics.ku.dk/english/

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Postdoctoral positions under ‘Asian Dynamics Initiative’, University of Copenhagen

Posted in Research Fellowships, Vacancies by Pippa on March 13, 2009

Faculty of Humanities & Faculty of Social Sciences

Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral positions under the Asian Dynamics Initiative at the University of Copenhagen. One position will be based at the Faculty of Humanities, the other position at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The positions are 2-year appointments, but can be extended to 3 years, if the departments in question agree to finance one extra year. In that case, the employment will include teaching and completion of the teacher training programme (adjunktpædagogikum). Applicants are asked to contact the relevant department to settle the terms of employment prior to handing in the application. Expected date of appointment is 1 August 2009 or soon thereafter.

 

The Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI) is a cross-faculty Asia focus at the University of Copenhagen. ADI aims at coordinating existing research and teaching on Asia as well as creating a common platform for interdisciplinary Asian studies.

Seven research fields have been identified as anchor points for cutting edge research and teaching between the Social Sciences and the Humanities. It is expected that the candidates have a research project that relates to at least one of the designated research fields of the ADI which are:

1. Knowledge in transit
2. Security at global and local levels
3. Borders, territorialisation and regionalization
4. Belonging, citizenship and identities
5. Local responses to global challenges
6. The economics of the Asian challenge
7. Political institutions and culture

 

The positions require a PhD degree or similar qualifications. The terms of employment and salary are subject to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on the employment of academics in state service.

 

Further information can be obtained from Marie Yoshida, Coordinator of ADI at marie.yoshida@nias.ku.dk

Application deadline is 15 April, 2009 at 12 noon CET.

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Full Professor, Modern South Asian Studies

Posted in News/Information, Vacancies by Pippa on February 3, 2009

Leiden University Faculty of the Humanities
Association of Universities in The Netherlands – VSNU
Closing date:
13 March 2009

 

Job description
The successful candidate will work within one or more disciplines in the Arts and Humanities, and/or Social and Political Sciences. He/she will conduct research and teaching on the South Asian subcontinent, with a demonstrable competency in one or more languages of the region. Modern should be interpreted as including (late) colonial as well as post-independence
South Asia

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Requirements
Required education/skills:Doctorate
Eligible candidates will have: a PhD in South Asian Studies or a related subfield, with a strong disciplinary background; or, a PhD in a discipline in the Arts and Humanities or Social and Political Sciences, with a strong focus on the South Asian region. They will have proven ability to teach and do research in wider Asian Studies contexts. Candidates should have: outstanding research qualities manifested in a high-quality, internationally accessible research and publication record, preferably including the acquisition of project funding; outstanding educational talents and teaching experience; demonstrable management and administrative skills; a excellent command of English. If the successful candidate is not Dutch speaking, s/he will be supported to attain a practical working command of Dutch within two years of taking up the position.
Job type: Research / Advising
Workfield(s):  Teaching & Research(Scientific discipline: Language & Culture)

Additional Information
Additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:

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Grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden, Humanities and Social Science – The Swedish Research Council

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on January 15, 2009

The grant will enable researchers with Swedish or non-Swedish doctorates (PhDs or equivalent) to work at Swedish higher education institutions or research establishments. The application form “Grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden” should be used.

General conditions for the application:

Applications to the Swedish Research Council must be made entirely electronically, by means of an online form on the http://www.vr.se/.
Detailed technical instructions are provided with the online form. The application may be written in Swedish or English. The project title should be written in both Swedish and English. Note that the compulsory popular science description and the applicant’s address must be written in Swedish and the abstract must be written in English.

 

Applications to the Swedish Research Council for postdoctoral fellowship and grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden that is to start during the last six months of 2009 must be received by the Swedish Research Council no later than 26 February 2009.

The applicant is responsible for submitting a complete application to the council. Technical support from the Swedish Research Council is provided for until 4 pm on 26 February 2009. Please, make certain to submit your application in time before 4 pm in case that you will need technical support. Appendix S with signatures must be received by the council no later than 3 March 2009.

 

For more and detailed information visit the website of the Swedish Research Council: http://www.vr.se/ or

http://www.vr.se/mainmenu/applyforgrants/callforproposals/grantsview.4.64a4ae3e1092b3475b6800063.html?resourceId=-1869&languageId=2

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