UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Research Associate for the Arts and Humanities Research Council Project

Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Salary
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on experience
Posted
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2018
Ref
HUM-12685
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Research Associate for the Arts and Humanities Research Council project ‘Translation, Interpreting and the British Humanitarian Response to asylum seeker and refugee arrivals since the 1940s’

Location : 
Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 15/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : Languages and Intercultural Studies
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Available from 1 November 2018 until 30 April 2020

The Division of Languages and Intercultural Studies is seeking to appoint a fixed-term (18-months full time) Research Associate to work on the project ‘Translation, interpreting and the British humanitarian response to asylum seeker and refugee arrivals since the 1940s’, which explores the strategic importance of translation and interpreting in the early reception and resettlement phases of selected groups of asylum seekers and refugees in England since the 1940s, with specific reference to non-state actors. Duties include data collection (based on archival research and oral histories) and analysis, managing the project’s online presence, actively contributing to networking with project collaborators, communicating the project’s outputs, and preparing a single-authored written output. Applicants must have completed a PhD in a relevant subject area (e.g. migration studies), and demonstrate experience of archival research and interest in cross-disciplinary research. Knowledge of translation and interpreting is not a pre-requisite for this role. Knowledge of Vietnamese or Gujarati is desired.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Rebecca Tipton

Email: rebecca.tipton@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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