Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Celtic papers CFP for Leeds


Are you working on a project that would make a good session or single paper at the Leeds conference? If so, there is still time to upload your proposal on the Congress website here.

The conference theme is ‘Food, Feast, and Famine’, but the organisers also accept proposals on topics unrelated to the theme. It would be good to see as many papers and sessions from Celticists as possible, whether from experienced, early-career, or postdoctoral scholars, or from postgraduate students. The Leeds conference is renowned as a safe and friendly space to present your research. So I would encourage you to send in your proposals as soon as possible, as the portal will close before too long.

Helen Fulton (Programme Committee, Celtic Strand) helen.fulton@bristol.ac.uk
NUIG offers four-year PhD scholarships

NUI Galway offers four-year PhD scholarships in a variety of disciplines, including humanities and (especially) digital humanities. Past holders of these scholarships include students in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Please see the call for applicants for more information.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Philipps Universität Marburg

The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Department of Classical Language Studies invites applications for the following fulltime position to be filled in summer semester 2017

Professorship (W2) in Celtic Studies

The candidate (m/f) will have to represent the subject area in research and teaching with the following profile:
We seek candidates who have proven their academic excellence in the area of Celtic Studies with a focus on medieval language and literature. Candidates should have excellent philological expertise in medieval Irish and/or Welsh and profound knowledge in linguistics and/or literary studies in the particular language. We require very good knowledge in the area of other medieval or modern Celtic languages and expect international academic activities in one or more of the areas mentioned above and an open-mindedness for contemporary topics in the area of Celtic Studies.
The future holder of the post will teach in the bachelor and master degree courses of the B.A. “History of Languages, Texts and Cultures”, B.A. “European Literatures” and the M.A. “Celtic Studies” as well as supervise PhD students. Hence, proven teaching experience covering the whole spectrum of the field is required. In addition to the teaching experience, the willingness to work together in these contexts and to actively participate in the ongoing development of the faculty and academic administration is expected.
Candidates are required to have experience with the successful and independent acquisition of externally-funded projects and be ready to participate actively in interdisciplinary research groups, i.e. the Forschungszentrum Deutscher Sprachatlas, the Department of Medieval German Language and Literature and the Department of English Language and Literature. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.
Conditions of employment based on § 61 and § 62 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (HHG) are valid. A prerequisite is the German Habilitation or equivalents. The Philipps-Universität Marburg places great importance on the intensive mentoring of students and doctoral candidates; therefore, the regular presence of the teaching staff is required.
The Philipps-Universität Marburg aims to employ more women in academic research. Women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. The Philipps-Universität Marburg aims to position itself as a family-friendly university; applicants with children are welcome to apply. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be favoured as described in SGB IX (§ 2, Abs. 2, 3).
Applications either in German or English. Applicants should send a letter stating their qualifications and teaching abilities, a CV, copies of certificates and diplomas, a list of courses taught and a list of publications (publications only upon request) directly to: The President of Philipps-Universität Marburg, Biegenstraße 10, 35032 Marburg, Germany. Please also send your application via email to bewerbung@verwaltung.unimarburg.de. Application must be received by October 23rd, 2015. Please only submit copies of your application documents, as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.