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  • Institute of Latin American Studies

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Caribbean Studies

    The School of Advanced Study has established a programme of research support and facilitation in the field of Caribbean studies. The study of the Caribbean is generally undertaken from the perspective of colonial links with Europe and within particular language groupings. The emphasis in this programme will be to look at relations within the Caribbean, including its fringing mainland, from prehistory to the present day, crossing national boundaries and linguistic affiliations. Hence, it expected that the programme will develop cross-cutting themes approached from a comparative perspective, for example, on colonial and postcolonial history, literature, and film, or constitutions and law. It would also examine links between the islands, for example, in the movement of peoples and commodities, from pre-history to the present.

    The post will be administered from the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), but the postholder will work closely with other institutes with the School, many of which have an interest in the region, and will encourage interdisciplinary working. Institutes within the School with particular interests in the region, in addition to ILAS, include the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Institute of Historical Research, Institute of English Studies, and Institute of Modern Language Research. It is also expected that the post-holder will work closely with staff from Senate House Libraries.

    Libraries within Senate House and the Institutes have unique collections of monographs, journals and original documents relating to the Caribbean. Apart from important collections in Senate House Library, the Institute of Historical Research, and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the library of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies possesses the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Commonwealth law Library, a unique collection of legislation from countries of the Commonwealth from the earliest period of colonial history to the present. It will part of the responsibilities of the incumbent to survey materials relating to the Caribbean in these libraries, promoting them and identifying unique items for digitisation.

    Consistent with the research promotion and facilitation mission of the School, the postholder will be expected to develop networks with scholars in the UK interested in the Caribbean, including groups outside academia, especially those of Caribbean heritage. S/he will be expected to seek funding to support these activities.

    The postholder will have a PhD in a relevant field and will be expected to conduct high-quality scholarly research on the Caribbean. Research will account for not more than twenty percent of the postholder’s time.

    Since the aim of the programme is to focus on the Caribbean as a geographical unit, it is expected that the postholder have will have broad knowledge of the Caribbean region and language capability in one or more languages (Spanish, French or Dutch) in addition to English.

    This is a fixed-term position for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

    Opportunity type: Fellowship
    Reference number: 00405
    Institute of Latin American Studies
    Closing date: 05/06/2016
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  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

    Information Resources Manager

    The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library have an exciting opportunity for an Information Resources Manager. The post-holder will participate in the strategic management, planning and policy-making of the Institute Library as a member of the Institute Library Management Team.

    As the Information Resources Manager you will manage the Information Resources Department, including purchase of information resources, control of ongoing purchase, processing, binding and preservation, bibliographic control and the provision of access to information resources via the catalogue and other public records. You will directly supervise and co-ordinate the work of the teams responsible for the collections management operations (Continuations, Binding and Processing, Book Acquisitions and Cataloguing) and the Archives for materials in all formats. You will write maintain and implement policies and strategies for development and management of all the Library's information resources. You will work closely with the Academic Services Manager and Information Systems Manager to co-ordinate access, promotion and exploitation information resources.

    To be considered for this role, you must have proven experience of strategy development and implementation and demonstrable experience of leading a team. You will need to be educated to degree level with a qualification in librarianship (or equivalent professional experience.) You will have a knowledge of legal reference materials in all formats and experience of library technical services / acquisitions. Highly developed negotiation and influencing skills and excellent communication and networking skills are also an essential requirement. For a full person specification and job description, please download the below documents.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: 00409
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    School of Advanced Study
    Closing date: 05/06/2016
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  • Institute of Latin American Studies

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies

    The Institute is seeking to make an appointment in any humanities or cognate social science discipline in the field of Latin American Studies, which includes the Caribbean. S/he will be required to play a significant role in enhancing the ILAS’s profile as a research facilitator and promoter through the development of networks, seminar programmes, workshops, and conferences/symposia, and in contributing to its publication programme. The appointee will be expected to contribute to research methods and training programmes, but the emphasis of the post is on research facilitation and promotion. The appointee should also have a demonstrated capacity for academic research and a research agenda which involves interdisciplinary and collaborative work. The postholder will have a PhD in a relevant field and will be expected to conduct high-quality scholarly research. Research and teaching will account for not more than twenty percent of the postholder’s time.

    A detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of the post is provided in the enclosed job specification, which includes a person specification detailing the key skills and personal qualities required of the postholder.

    Opportunity type: Fellowship
    Reference number: 00419
    Institute of Latin American Studies
    School of Advanced Study
    Closing date: 12/06/2016
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  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

    Early Career Researcher in Legal Translation Studies

    The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) are seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) Early Career Researcher for one year in the first instance.

    The Early Career Researcher in Legal Translation Studies will take a leading role in the development of a series of new collaborative projects exploring the intersections between languages and legal studies. Central to these projects is the promotion and facilitation of research on law and language, teaching, and outreach initiatives nationally and internationally. The post-holder will have a good research record and willingness to facilitate the research of others by organising conferences or producing edited books, preferably with experience of teaching in the wider field of translation. You will be expected to actively identify and prepare research grant applications and to develop teaching and training initiatives in collaboration with colleagues in the two institutes.

    To be considered for this role you must have experience of academic research in Translation Studies, excellent translation skills along with experience of working with digital technologies.
    The ideal candidate will have high level of interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to work independently, to initiate and complete scientific projects, and ability to collaborate with academic, professional services staff and others on research and other initiatives. The successful candidate will have ability to create and develop networks across scholar, governmental and non-governmental media and educational sectors. Proven ability to set priorities along with excellent organisational skills and good time management skills are essential in order to manage demanding workload.
    The post-holder will also be able to demonstrate well-developed academic writing and editing skills paired with excellent verbal communications skills to suit a range of audiences.

    It is essential that the post-holder be within five years of completing a PhD, although you will also be considered if you have just completed your PhD (post-viva), providing you are able to demonstrate necessary skills and experience.
    For a full person specification and job description, please download the below documents.

    Please note that the term ‘’Early Career'’ is used in this context to designate the status of the role occupied by the job holder and has no bearing on the ideal candidate’s age.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: 00427
    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Modern Languages Research
    School of Advanced Study
    Closing date: 15/06/2016
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