Wednesday, 1 February 2012

One-year TS post-doctoral position in Leuven (deadline 28 Feb 2012)

KU Leuven Postdoctoral Fellowship
Call for Applications

One twelve-month postdoctoral fellowship is available for the 2012-2013 academic year. The award will offer a qualified researcher the opportunity to develop his or her curriculum vitae while engaging in the completion of a significant piece of publishable research. The researcher will work independently but alongside a doctoral student and under the supervision of a full-time professor. The researcher will also work in collaboration with the FP7 Marie Curie ITN TIME (see:


The research will focus on the role of translation policies in the integration of linguistic minorities (including immigrants). This area of research is largely a blind spot in current research on language policies, especially outside of Western Europe. Consequently, the research will focus on the translation policies of one or several non-Western European nation-states. The aim of the project is to shed light on translation policies outside of Western Europe, particularly in areas where there are important migratory forces and regional linguistic minorities.


1. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. between January 2007 and the approval of this application. They must not be tenured scholars.

2. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. from an institution other than the KU Leuven. They must have at least one degree in Translation Studies. Applicants will preferably have another degree in a different field, e.g. in law, public administration, economics, political science, or a comparable field.

3. Applicants must be able to carry out their research full time out of Leuven, Belgium, for one year.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, or nationality. Researchers with international backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date

The deadlines for submitting applications is February 28, 2012.

Application procedure

The application is a two-step process. First the applicants will submit their first-stage applications for consideration. As part of said consideration, the applicants may be invited to an interview. Applicants will be asked to submit further a second-stage application or will be notified that their applications were unsuccessful.

First-stage applications must be submitted to Prof. Dr. R. Meylaerts by email (reine.meylaerts at The applicant will include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and an outline of a proposed project that complies with the aims stated above.

For any further information, please contact reine.meylaerts at

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