Job Opening: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures, Durham University

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures invites expressions of interest from outstanding candidates who wish to apply for a prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship through Durham University. We welcome enquiries from eligible candidates working on topics within the remit of any of our constituent departments (Arabic, Chinese & Japanese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Hispanic Studies), particularly those related to the activities of our research groups ( or to relevant University research centres and institutes (

Further information on the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships, including eligibility criteria, can be found at:

Those who wish to express interest in applying should contact and be prepared to provide the following information by 20 August:

(a)   curriculum vitae

(b)   detailed account of the proposed research (2 pages of A4, Times New Roman, 12 pt). This should state the aims, objectives, method and publication plans, with particular attention to explanation of the significance of the subject, and the research problem and questions. This statement should be clear and precise, with bibliographical references given in full.

(c)   abstract (100 words) of the proposal in non-technical terms so as to be easily comprehensible to a non-expert

(d)   details of research being undertaken at Durham which is relevant to your proposal

For those applications judged suitable for support by the School, further advice will be provided before a process of scrutiny and selection by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Those whose proposals receive Faculty support will be informed in good time to enable any further refinement of the application before submission to the British Academy.

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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