Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship opportunity at the University of Kent

28 October, 2015

Dear colleagues,


The European Theatre Research Network (www.europeantheatre.org.uk), the Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance (http://www.kent.ac.uk/ckp/), and the newly formed Popular and Comic Performance research centre (no web-page yet!) at the University of Kent, Canterbury, seek to host a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, i.e., a postdoctoral fellow, for a fixed term of three years beginning on 1 September 2016.

To be eligible, the candidate should:

--be a dynamic, energetic researcher with passion for her or his area of interest in theatre studies and with the enthusiasm to produce collaborative scholarship in other areas of our field

--be willing to be present in Canterbury and actively engage in the research culture of the University of Kent during term time and to undertake light teaching duties

--ideally, have contacts with non-HEI institutions (including but not limited to festivals, venues, companies, government agencies, museums, galleries, archives or other organisations within the creative industries) and be willing to act as a bridge between the research centre and those groups

--have received their PhD after 10 March 2011 (or be submitting their PhD thesis before 10 March 2016)

--have received a degree from a UK university or hold a part-time or fixed term position at a UK university

--have not held a full-time permanent lectureship at a UK university before 

Further details of the scheme can be found here:

In order to enter the initial selection process, please send: 

(1) an academic CV

(2) a writing sample (i.e., an article or a thesis chapter)  

(3) a one-page cover letter that confirms which research centre you wish to work with, outlines your intended research agenda for the duration of the fellowship, briefly mentions your general research interests and any contacts you may have with non-HEI institutions 

to Margherita Laera at M.Laera@kent.ac.uk by 9am on 13 November 2015. 

NB. Please note that research projects need to be relevant to the remit of the research centre you wish to work with.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in late November/early December.  


Many thanks
All best
Dr Margherita Laera
Lecturer in Drama and Theatre
School of Arts, University of Kent
Jarman Building, Room 2.12
Canterbury CT2 7UG
+44 (0)1227 82 7945
Director, MA Taught Programmes in Drama
Convenor, MA European Theatre and Dramaturgy (with a Term in Paris)
Book Reviews Editor (Europe), Theatre Research International

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