British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Liverpool 2018/19

The University of Liverpool’s School of Histories, Languages & Cultures invites expressions of interest for the 2018/19 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. These awards offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment – further information, including eligibility criteria, can be found here.

The University of Liverpool is one of the United Kingdom’s leading research institutions with an annual turnover of £400 million, including £140 million for research. Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, comprising the leading research universities in the United Kingdom.

The Department of Modern Languages & Cultures comprises staff working across a wide range of language-based studies, including literary and media, film, historical, cultural, translation and sociolinguistic studies. Alongside French, German, Spanish and Italian, the department also offers Film Studies, Chinese and the full range of Hispanic Languages, including Basque, Catalan, Portuguese and Spanish.

The department is an active participant in the School’s inter-disciplinary research centres, including the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Eighteenth-Century Worlds research centre. Since 2010, it has been part of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, one of four Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School also includes the departments of History, Irish Studies, Politics, and Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology.


Those interested in applying for a Fellowship at the University of Liverpool are invited to submit expressions of interest to Professor Claire Taylor, Departmental Research Lead by 5pm on Wednesday 15th August, 2018, consisting of the following:

  • CV
  • an outline (2 pages max.) of the research proposal, including intended publication outputs
  • 150-word abstract
  • identification of potential mentor

Applicants supported by Department and School will be informed by August 24th. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a Faculty workshop w/c September 3rd (anticipated date: September 4th – tbc), which will include presentations and advice about the scheme and give candidates the opportunity to meet with their chosen mentor.

Following the workshop, candidates will be invited to send a full draft application for final peer-review and selection by the Faculty. Selected candidates to put an application forward to the BA with the University of Liverpool will be notified by September 24th (BA deadline: anticipated date mid-October).

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