Research Associate (Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies)

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Monday, October 1, 2018
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is available at the University of Cambridge in conjunction with the landmark AHRC-funded research project "Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies" (MEITS).

MEITS consists of six research strands exploring multilingualism from a range of disciplinary perspectives. This position is attached to Strand 1, "Arts of Identity: Literature, Cinema, Culture and Citizenship in a Globalising Europe", which undertakes a study of cultural texts and events that relate to questions of linguistic unity, diversity, and power in Ukraine's public sphere.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable background in Ukrainian Studies and a native or near-native proficiency in Ukrainian and Russian as well as English. Additional knowledge of one of Ukraine's minority languages is desirable but not required. Candidates will have completed a PhD in a relevant field.

The successful candidate will lead the organization of two conferences exploring the strand's central research questions and produce at least two articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

This position is 100% FTE with a fixed term of 24 months, starting 1 October 2017.

The successful candidate will be mentored by Dr Rory Finnin and associated with the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme in the Department of Slavonic Studies. Salary will normally rise annually by one point on the anniversary of appointment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period of 6 months.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click here. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications and one sample of a recent publication. You must also provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field and whom we can contact for a reference once the vacancy has closed.

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST), 2 July 2017. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Dr Rory Finnin at For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact MML Personnel at

Please quote reference GR12346 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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