Three full-time postdoctoral scholars to work on the interdisciplinary project Modern Moves: Kinetic Transnationalism and Afro-Diasporic Rhythm Cultures – King’s College

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Summary

 

Applications are invited for three full-time postdoctoral scholars to work on the interdisciplinary project Modern Moves: Kinetic Transnationalism and Afro-Diasporic Rhythm Cultures funded by the European Research Council and located in the English Department of King’s College London under the leadership of Professor Ananya Jahanara Kabir. The appointments are for 54 months. Applicants must have a completed PhD by the application’s closing date.

 

 

Successful applicants will: complete a monograph and/or an original performance piece; organise and contribute to interdisciplinary research on the project; participate in organising the project’s ‘moving group’ and public conversation series between academics and cultural producers; conduct fieldwork where relevant; and attend conferences. They will avail of the project’s resources for learning or improving languages, music, dance and percussive styles related to Afro-diasporic heritages. They will have opportunities for a limited amount of teaching in a relevant department of the College.

 

Details

Applications are encouraged from the fields of ethno/musicology, history, literary studies, dance studies and anthropology. At least one of these qualifications is essential: musicological training; familiarity with Afro-diasporic/ Latin American/ Angolan social dances; familiarity with related musical/ percussive forms. Fluency in some or any of these languages is essential: Portuguese; Spanish; French and/or any French Creole. Fluency in any of these languages would be an advantage: Dutch; Russian; Kimbundu; Bhojpuri; Papiamentu/Papiamento; Capeverdian Creole. Applicants may propose to work on any aspect of the project. Research plans involving the Portuguese and French-speaking worlds, connections between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and Cuba would be most welcome.

 

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Ananya Jahanara Kabir on 0207 848 2185, or via email at ananya.kabir@kcl.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 October 2013.

Interviews will be held End Of October 2013.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.

 

Salary

 

 

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £31,331 to £35,244 per annum plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.
Post duration Fixed term contract for 54 Months.
 

Contact

 

For an application pack please click on the ‘Further details’ link below. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number R6/AAE/908/13-DF. If you have any queries please contact your Recruitment Co-ordinator at recruitmentteam6@kcl.ac.uk

 

Further details

 

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