The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, is offering a Junior Research Fellowship in Living Foreign Languages for candidates who hold a doctorate in the languages, literatures and cultures represented in the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, or are close to completing such a doctorate. The Fellowship offers early career researchers the opportunity to develop their research within one of the world’s leading universities and so strengthen their future position in the academic job market. Many previous Laming Fellows have moved on to permanent faculty positions at leading world universities.
Consideration will be given to any field of specialisation in Modern Foreign Languages, but particular consideration will be given to comparative projects with a focus on literary translation. Eligible candidates should have no more than three years of post-doctoral research experience by the anticipated start date of the appointment, 1st October 2024.
The Laming JRF will be required (i) to engage in research of a quality commensurate with publication in leading refereed and international journals; (ii) to develop and manage their own programme of independent research; (iii) to propose and undertake a course of study which requires a period of residence, of normally no less than three terms, in a foreign country, provided always that English is not the official language of the country selected (occasional exceptions to the latter conditions may be made); (iv) to present their research at international conferences and research workshops; and (v) to participate in the intellectual life of the College by attending, and where possible by organising, seminars, workshops, conferences, and other academic events. Junior Research Fellowships are tenable for a fixed term of three years and it is expected that the successful candidate will take up the post no later than 1st October 2024.
The Junior Research Fellow will be a member of the Senior Common Room at The Queen’s College, and entitled to free meals. The appointee will be nominated for membership of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
There are no teaching responsibilities associated with the post. However, the Junior Research Fellow may engage in paid teaching up to a maximum of six hours weekly and, if teaching undergraduates, would normally be expected to give priority to the College’s own undergraduate teaching needs.
We are committed to fostering equality, diversity and inclusiveness. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled people and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the College’s academic staff.
Salary and Allowances:
The salary for this post is £36,024. A personal research allowance of £1,921 per annum is provided by the College for research activities such as conference attendance, research assistance, and the purchase of books, computer equipment and software. The College will provide a non-residential study room on the main site in central Oxford. It may also be possible to provide, as an alternative, single residential accommodation at a charge. When not abroad, the successful candidate is expected to reside in or near Oxford. The Laming Junior Research Fellow may request reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses incurred at the beginning and end of their period of residence in a foreign country.
The closing date for applications is midday Friday 9th February 2024. Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday 22nd April 2024.
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