Sunday, 8 January 2012

Two post-doctoral positions

Two posts for post-docs, seen advertised today. Neither is strictly speaking for translation studies but could be of interest to translation studies researchers with the right profile:

Research Associate: Intercultural Communication

University College London - European Languages

Part Time : 21.9 Hours per week (60% FTE)

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £31,905 - £38,594 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Dr Claire Thomson on an Intercultural Communication project, which is attached to the UCL Knowledge Transfer Champion initiative. This will involve undertaking a research project investigating effective design and modes of delivery of Intercultural Communication in the context of Continuing Professional Development (CDP) for Small and Medium Enterprises in the local Tourist Industry.

This post is funded for 7 months and will start as soon as possible in January 2012 (specific dates to be confirmed).

Applicants should have near-native-speaker proficiency in at least one modern foreign language and hold (or be in the process of writing up and submitting) a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant field. Experience of teaching modern foreign languages in a Higher Education context is essential, as is knowledge of current scholarship on the relationship between cultural identity and language. Experience in the tourism sector would be advantageous, as would knowledge of enterprise, knowledge transfer or public engagement within a university context.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply on line please go to and search on Reference Number 1223972


Mellon/Newton Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

University of Cambridge - Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Salary: £27,428 - £35,788 pa

Limit of tenure: Appointment is fixed term for two years and is non-renewable.

Applications are invited for two 2-year interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Fellowships starting in October 2012 and based at CRASSH.  The programme, funded jointly by the Mellon Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust, is aimed at researchers working in any field of the arts, social sciences or humanities. The fellowships will enable post-doctoral fellows to consolidate their research and publication record while developing a related project or initiative at CRASSH during their two-year fellowship.

For further details of the post, please see the CRASSH website,

Quote Reference: VM11412
Closing Date: 2 March 2012
Interview Date(s): Week of 24 April 2012

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