job opportunity

Ulrike H. Meinhof u.h.meinhof at BRADFORD.AC.UK
Mon Jan 31 16:14:17 UTC 2000

Dear colleagues.

Having checked with Teun as to the acceptability of this, I am sending you
the particulars  for two research positions at my university which are
being advertised this week.
Please circulate as freely as you like. I'd be very happy to answer any
questions about these posts by email (u.h.meinhof at or phone
(+44 1274 234618)  There are also further details which I can forward as
attachments if you are interested. Otherwise you may also request further
particulars and application forms from The Personnell Department ,
University of Bradford, Bradford West Yorkshire BD7 1DP.

Ulrike Hanna Meinhof
Chair of Cultural Studies



Two research positions in the Department of Modern Languages

Research Assistant
Ref: RML0905
£16,856 pa (temporary for approximately 33 months commencing 1 May 2000)

Research Fellow
Ref: RML0906
£18,821 pa (temporary for approximately 33 months commencing 1 May 2000)

These posts arise from a major European research project funded by the
European Union's (EU) Fifth Framework Programme into identity construction
in communities along the borders between the EU and its Eastern and
Southern ascendant nations.

The post holders will work directly with Professor Ulrike Hanna Meinhof who
is the overall co-ordinator of the European consortium (six universities
altogether) and director of the specific research project into German
communities on the border to Poland and on the former border between East
and West Germany. You will work at the University of Bradford most of the
time but will be expected to conduct approximately three months independent
fieldwork in specified German communities as well as be able to participate
in the seven scheduled international meetings of the consortium.

Both posts require native speakers of German with fluent written and spoken
English, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  You must
have good local knowledge of either the East-German border regions to
Poland or of the border between Thuringia and Upper Franconia, where you
will conduct ethnographic field work, as well as interviews with families
living there.

An ability to apply discourse analytical approaches to spoken language
would be a distinct advantage though any kind of linguistic, ethnographic
or similar background would be a sufficient prerequisite for acquiring the
required skills for the data anlaysis. Both researchers will be expected to
work in a team consisting of the consortium's multi-national group  and
will work with the project director in the eitorial review of materials and
the analysis and evaluation of the data.

The researcher who will conduct field work on the Polish border will be
expected to liaise particularly closely with the Polish members of the

The research fellow will furthermore be expected to directly assist
Professor Meinhof in the activities required by the co-ordination of a
large multi-site project. These include the setting up of meetings,
monitoring the time-line of the project, liaising with the other
univerisities, drafting reports and disseminating results to the European
Commission, national and regional administrators, publishers and the media
and managing the project's dedicated website.

Advertise: Guardian and THES week commencing 31 January 2000

Closing date: 22 February 2000

Shortlist by:  25 February 2000

Interview date:  week commencing 6 March 2000.

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