University Academic Fellowship in Transcultural Cities, University of Leeds
Our increasingly transcultural cities are substantially shaping research agendas. Transcultural dynamics are central to current sociopolitical debates, from the status of cultural diversity in the curriculum, to effects of immigration on resources in cities, to rights and responsibilities of the local in relation to super-state/supra-state formations. The School of English wishes to appoint a University Academic Fellow in order to develop this exciting new research field, one which allows us to facilitate internalization and expand partnerships with transcultural third-sector partners in Leeds and the Yorkshire region.
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You will contribute to the University’s ambition to excel at REF2020, with a sustained record of internationally excellent, and some world-leading, publications. Acting as catalyst for collaboration across the School, the Faculty, and the Leeds city region, the Fellow will organise seminars with international speakers, network internationally, and build local collaborations. There is an opportunity to maximise inter-cultural partnerships in the culturally diverse cities of Yorkshire and particularly within the Leeds conurbation. You will co-supervise PhDs and work on and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes the School of English. You will also be expected to submit grant applications for personal fellowships, for example, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) early-career Fellowship; Leverhulme Fellowship, and small individual or networking research grants as well as work with colleagues across the schools to submit larger grants and to target relevant themed research funding, in particular Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6; ‘Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies’and the AHRC’s Translating Cultures theme.
You will have demonstrated research excellence in the broadly defined field of transculturalism and in addition will have begun to develop a strong teaching profile derived in part from this expertise. You will also have a developed awareness of, and aptitude for, maximising the advantages offered by the funding landscape, including the impact agenda.
You will be exceptionally well placed to make a significant contribution to the School’s research and grant capture, as well as its excellence in research-based teaching, and will be able to enjoy a thriving research community with substantial expertise in the related areas of Critical and Cultural Theory and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures. Outstanding collections and archives are available in the Brotherton Library, one of the leading research libraries in the UK.
Enquiries can be made to contact Professor John Whale at or +44 (0)113 343 4763, or to Dr Jay Prosser at or +44 (0)113 343 4776.

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