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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - The Creative Power of Metaphor

Applications for this vacancy closed on 12 June 2017 at 12:00PM
The AHRC-funded Creative Multilingualism programme is conducting research on
the interaction between multilingualism and creativity, and rethinking the
identity of Modern Languages. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work
on the Creative Power of Metaphor, one of the programme’s seven research
strands. The programme looks at the role of metaphor as a phenomenon that
mediates between thought, language and action, and the research will be
informed by the fields of cognitive linguistics, rhetoric and literary
studies. The objective of the current project is to enrich interdisciplinary
understanding of metaphor and in particular investigate the implications of
linguistic diversity for the theory and practice of metaphor.



You will contribute to the design and execution of the research, collaborating
with Professor Kohl on her research focused on metaphor and its contribution
to the nexus between creativity and multilingualism. You will identify
innovative ways to present research results, including writing blog posts and
contributing to the programme’s media presence, represent the strand at
external meetings, and facilitate collaboration within both the strand and the
broader Creative Multilingualism programme. In addition, you will help
organise workshops, conferences, and public engagement events.



You will have a good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject, along
with excellent written and spoken English and another language, and evidence
of an interest in linguistic diversity. In addition, you will have excellent
organisational, bibliographic, and general research skills, and the ability to
engage and enthuse others, especially young people. Ideally, you will have an
interest in research in metaphor and interdisciplinary approaches to research
on languages. Familiarity with a non-European language would be advantageous.



This fixed-term post is available on a full or part-time (minimum 0.5 FTE)
basis, starting as soon as possible. The length of the post depends on the
FTE. At 1 FTE the duration would be 18 months. The maximum length is until 30
June 2020. You will be based in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages,
Oxford.



Applications should be made online, and you will be required to upload a CV, a
supporting statement and the names and addresses of two referees as part of
your online application.



The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 12 June 2017.

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The AHRC-funded Creative Multilingualism programme is conducting research on
the interaction between multilingualism and creativity, and rethinking the
identity of Modern Languages. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work
on the Creative Power of Metaphor, one of the programme’s seven research
strands. The programme looks at the role of metaphor as a phenomenon that
mediates between thought, language and action, and the research will be
informed by the fields of cognitive linguistics, rhetoric and literary
studies. The objective of the current project is to enrich interdisciplinary
understanding of metaphor and in particular investigate the implications of
linguistic diversity for ...

The AHRC-funded Creative Multilingualism programme is conducting research on the interaction between multilingualism and creativity, and rethinking the identity of Modern Languages. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on the Creative Power of Metaphor, one of the programme’s seven research strands. The programme looks at the role of metaphor as a phenomenon that mediates between thought, language and action, and the research will be informed by the fields of cognitive linguistics, rhetoric and literary studies. The objective of the current project is to enrich interdisciplinary understanding of metaphor and in particular investigate the implications of linguistic diversity for ...

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