UCD post-doctoral research fellow

UCD POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW LEVEL 1 IN THE CATALAN LANGUAGE, SCHOOL OF IRISH, CELTIC STUDIES AND FOLKLORE, 36 MONTHS

The postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a research team on a project entitled ‘Youth Engagement in European Language Preservation (1900-2020)’, funded by the European Research Council.

The position will be for 3 years, and the successful candidate will be based in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore, University College Dublin.

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Further information is available at www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/

Closing date: 4th May 2021

Applications are invited for a 36 months post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 in the Catalan language within School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore.

This Postdoctoral Researcher will work on the ERC project ‘Youth Engagement in European Language Preservation, 1900-2020’ under the supervision of Associate Professor Ríona Nic Congáil as the Principal Investigator (PI). The position will focus on youth engagement in the Catalan language and it will offer the opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking project on the intersection between European youth and the preservation of minority or regional European languages in the period since 1900.

The successful candidate will be part of a research team that will study second-level educational policy, extracurricular language initiatives, and young adult literature in the Catalan, Irish and Welsh languages. The final phase of the project will involve workshops with youths – the provision of a forum through which the voice of youths themselves will be heard – to be undertaken by the research team.

The successful candidate will be guided by Associate Professor Nic Congáil and will be expected to take the lead in developing research to be targeted at top international journals. Authorship will be attributed appropriately, and in line with the project. The successful candidate will also be expected to disseminate research at international conferences and workshops, and to co-organise an international conference. The team will work together through online communication and also regular face to face meetings. This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary: €41,025 per annum


Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 4th May 2021

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