Experienced Researcher in Transdisciplinary Diaspora Studies (Marie Curie Fellowship)
The post holder will develop a post-doctoral programme of research that complements the work of COMPAS and the ITN network. The programme of work in CoHaB works at the interface of social sciences and humanities and we welcome candidates from a wide range of academic disciplinary backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to develop work that links to the cluster of research at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford: ‘urbanism and settlement’. More details of the work of these clusters of research can be found online at http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/. Candidates will be expected during their fellowship to work with senior members of COMPAS to develop further funding and international collaborative research proposals. The postholder will be expected to make a teaching contribution to the ITN network.
All over the world, stable concepts of home and belonging have, for a variety of reasons, become the exception rather than the rule, which has led to dramatic cultural, social and political changes and challenges. The study of diaspora and migration has evolved into a burgeoning field which sets an urgent research agenda for our time. The EU-funded trans-national network CoHaB comprises acknowledged Diaspora Studies experts from the universities of Münster, Oxford, SOAS, Stockholm, Mumbai and Northampton, as well as several non-academic partners. Committed to excellence in facilitating research for scholars in the early phases of their careers, the network is united in the conviction that interdisciplinary and transnational training as well as international and inter-sectoral co-operation are key to any productive study of diaspora. This post will be expected to work with colleagues at local and European levels.
Agree a research programme of postdoctoral research that complements the work of COMPAS and the ITN programme.
In discussion with senior colleagues develop grant applications and potentially manage an area of a larger research budget.
Share responsibility for shaping the plans of and the writing of group-funding applications for new research projects
Regularly write research articles at a national level for peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews.
Present papers at national conferences, and lead seminars to disseminate research findings.
• Have a first-class Master’s degree (or equivalent further qualification) in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences.
• Be in possession of a doctoral degree, or have at least four years and less than five years of full-time equivalent research experience
• Not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment
• Have previous experience (academic and/or extra-mural) in the field of diaspora studies, especially
• Have an excellent command of English (spoken and written)
• Satisfy the eligibility criteria for fellowships in Marie Curie Initial Training Networks
The following criteria are also welcomed from applicants:
Demonstration of a publication track record of quality peer reviewed refereed journal articles and / or research monographs.
Nr of positions available : 1
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