[lg policy] job: Research Professor: Gaelic Language Research, Planning & Policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 19 16:21:36 UTC 2010

Research Professor: Gaelic Language Research, Planning & Policy
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI - SOILLSE
Proifeasair Rannsachaidh: Planadh & Poileasaidh na Gàidhlig

Tha am post ùr seo aig àrd-ìre acadaimigeach na chothrom mìorbhaileach
a bhith a’ stiùireadh rannsachadh poileasaidh is planadh na Gàidhlig,
agus an rannsachadh seo a chur air adhart aig na h-ìrean
eadar-nàiseanta as àirde.

This new senior academic post offers an outstanding opportunity to
play a leading role in Gaelic language policy and planning research
and to project this research on to the international stage at the
highest level.

Salary will be at professorial level

The Project

Following a successful proposal to the Scottish Funding Council,
Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Bòrd na Gàidhlig for funding this
project will promote a much enhanced research capacity to inform
public policy towards Scottish Gaelic. The initiative, entitled
Soillse (Gaelic for ‘enlightenment’ or ‘ray of light’), takes place
within the Scottish Funding Council’s Strategic Research Development
Grant (SRDG) Horizon Fund scheme.  Activities and outputs will build
upon, collaborate with, and transfer knowledge to, existing efforts
for the maintenance and revitalisation of Gaelic language and culture.

The proposal was submitted by UHI Millennium Institute on behalf of a
consortium consisting of itself (in particular, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the
Gaelic College in the Isle of Skye) and the University of Aberdeen as
lead institutions, in partnership with the Universities of Edinburgh
and Glasgow.

The aims of Soillse are:

To further develop a research capability in Gaelic language
development at UHIMI for the benefit of the Highlands & Islands and
To develop a national network, bringing in new researchers, linking
with international research and influencing policy.
In order to address these aims, activity will be organised under three
major research themes: Gaelic in the Community; Gaelic in Education;
and Policies for Gaelic. These will be further supported by two
transversal themes: Gaelic identity & self-confidence, and Gaelic

This multi-institutional project receives funding from the Scottish
Funding Council, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Bòrd na Gàidhlig,
as well as the partner Universities and Colleges.

For a job description and application form please contact Nicola
Thomson on sm00na at uhi.ac.uk or 01471 888 301.

Applications by 29th January 2010.

Further information available at www.smo.uhi.ac.uk

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is an equal opportunities employer

Successful applicants must go through Disclosure Scotland


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