The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.290 Monday, 30 June 2014
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Date: June 27, 2014 at 1:14:46 PM EDT
Subject: University of Warwick Job Search: Global Shakespeare Research Fellow x2 (75003-064)
Global Shakespeare Research Fellow x2 (75003-064)
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Vacancy Type/Job category
Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning
£28,132 - £36,661 pa
University of Warwick, Coventry
Fixed Term 2 years
University of Warwick & Queen Mary University of London
Global Shakespeare is a new research and teaching collaboration between University of Warwick & Queen Mary University of London. We are looking to recruit two Research Fellows to contribute to Global Shakespeare research, teaching and international networking.
Regular travel between the two sites will be required and office space will be available to the postholders at both locations.
There is some flexibility in the candidates’ areas of specialisation. Interest in and expertise in new media will be especially valued, and the command of a language other than English is desirable.
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 28 July 2014
Contribute to Global Shakespeare research, teaching and international networking by assisting the Academic Director on research and teaching projects, archiving and extending collaborative contacts, and producing own research in publications that develop and enhance the reputation of Global Shakespeare internally and externally.
The postholder will be under the supervision and direction of Professor David Schalkwyk, Academic Director Global Shakespeare at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Warwick.
Duties and Responsibilities
There is some flexibility in the candidates’ areas of specialisation. We are particularly interested in candidates who are able to contribute to Global Shakespeare as a centre for innovative research, a focus for teaching and pedagogy and the locus of collaborative relationships between Queen Mary University of London, the University of Warwick, and the global community of Shakespeare scholars and theatre practitioners. Interest in and expertise in new media will be especially valued, and the command of a language other than English is desirable.
Global Shakespeare is a joint project with Queen Mary University of London. Regular travel between the two sites will be required and office space will be available to the postholder(s) at both locations.
1. Establish a sound base within Global Shakespeare in order to pursue individual and collaborative research of high quality. Support Global Shakespeare fully in the preparation of material required for the research evaluation.
2. Promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research at an international level that reflects the aims and objectives of Global Shakespeare.
3. Contribute to the editing and dissemination of the electronic journal “Global Shakespeare”.
4. Participate in the gathering and publication of an archive pertaining to research, teaching, performance and media presence of Global Shakespeare across the world. This will include managing archives, websites and new media, and the establishment of online teaching programmes.
5. Publish research in appropriate journals and publish and disseminate the result of research and scholarship in other outlets.
6. Attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and contribute to the external visibility of Global Shakespeare.
7. Contribute to preparing proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and contractual purposes to support the Global Shakespeare research strategy.
8. Draft research reports for the Director.
9. Contribute to the teaching and learning programmes of Global Shakespeare, in particular the Associate Student module at Undergraduate level.
Administration and Other Activities
9. Undertake such specific departmental roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Director.
10. Administer conferences, seminars and events in the Global Shakespeare programme.
11. Attend meetings and participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within Global Shakespeare, the Faculties and the Universities.
12. Participate in relevant professional activities.
13. Engage in continuous professional development.
14. Undertake external commitments that enhance the reputation of Global Shakespeare and its collaborating universities.
15. Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The postholder will be required to be flexible in their duties.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1
Good honours degree in English, Drama or Comparative Literature. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
A PhD in a relevant discipline. (a)
Essential Criteria 3
Ability or potential to publish excellent work in relevant fields. (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 4
Evidence of quality research from experienced candidates or strong research potential from less experienced candidates (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 5
Good effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills. (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 6
Good interpersonal skills. (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 7
Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research programmes. (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 8
Ability to initiate, plan organise, implement and deliver programmes of work to tight deadlines. (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 9
A range of Quantitative and/or Qualitative research skills. (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 10
Evidence of engagement with multi/inter/transdisciplinary approaches to Shakespeare. (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 11
Evidence of engagement with the international community of Shakespeare scholars. (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 12
Willingness to travel between Warwick University and Queen Mary University of London (a) (c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Ability or potential to generate external funding (grants, contracts etc) to support research projects. (a) (c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Proven research and teaching experience in Higher Education. (a) (c)
Desirable Criteria 3
Fluency in more than one language. (a) (c)
Desirable Criteria 4
Expertise in IT and familiarity with an online environment. (a) (c)
Desirable Criteria 5
Experience of developing digital media techniques for conducting and/or disseminating research. (a) (c)
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.
For further information about Global Shakespeare, please visit this website.
For further information about IATL, please visit the departmental website.
For further information on key partner Queen Mary University of London, please visit this website.