Archive | July, 2016

Job opening. Head of the School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth

Head of the School of Languages and Area Studies A major opportunity to join the leadership team of a successful faculty Salary: Competitive and commensurate with the senior responsibilities of the role. Join an ambitious university ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and in the top ten modern universities in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a large and diverse faculty, proud of the quality of its taught and postgraduate research programmes, which are underpinned by an excellent and expanding research base and by advanced professional practice. The School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS) is one of the largest departments of its kind in the country. The School offers associated area studies courses with regional expertise on Europe, the Americas, East Asia and Francophone Africa, and international development studies. Research activity is based in the Centre for European & International Studies Research (CEISR), which is a major international centre for interdisciplinary humanities and social science research. We are now seeking an outstanding individual to lead our School of Languages and Area Studies. We […]

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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

The Francophone Africa research cluster at the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral candidates who wish to apply to the 2016-17 round of the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme through our institution. NB Full details and details of the scheme’s deadline will be available from the British Academy later this summer.   The University of Portsmouth’s Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) is a leading centre for the interdisciplinary study of Francophone Africa and Franco-African relations in an international context. We are particularly interested in supporting applications which engage with the following themes: Reassessing the legacies of French colonialism in terms of its impacts in former French colonies and in metropolitan France Studying the changing relations between France and the Francophone world in the context of increasing globalisation of the world economy and culture.   Our research environment is dynamic and supportive, with a strong emphasis placed on mentoring and the career development of early career researchers. In the first instance, applicants are invited to submit an expression of interest to Professor Tony Chafer or Dr Natalya Vince by 1 September 2016. This expression of interest should […]

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