24/03/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Foreign Language and Literature Teaching.

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    01/07/2020 10:30 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Granada
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    International Research Projects Office
  • DEPARTMENT
    Promotion and Advisory Unit
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Professor Raúl Ruiz-Cecilia, from the Department of Foreign Language and Literature Teaching at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

Research group: HUM-457: Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura (Language and Literature Teaching)

The group is composed of 32 researchers engaged in the study of various phenomena related to language and literature education in formal and non-formal contexts, namely the professional development of language teachers; multilingualism and multicultural issues; gender studies; children’s literature and literary reception; fictionality and multimodality; reading and creative writing.

The group edits the journal Porta Linguarum, indexed in the Web of Science. In the last three years, 19 doctoral theses have been supervised by members of the group.

Through a series of projects financed by the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry, the team has explored questions of language and literature teaching, teacher wellbeing, professional identity, existential issues, narrative biography applied to education, and language and immigration. Some members of the group are currently embarking on an international digital and virtual literature project.

Project description

Multicultural literature:

Whenever we tackle multiculturalism at schools, we are bound to deal with three kinds of cultural borders: physical borders, borders of differences (reluctance to accept others’ ways of behaving, being or doing), and inner borders (developed by the individual as a result of his/her former social experiences or education/upbringing). Thus, a truly understanding of our modern society entails the acceptance of multiculturalism as a growing reality. This is the passport for achieving equality, keeping one’s identity, taking pride of our ancestry, and having a sense of belonging. Once we surpass the barrier of mainstream culture as the only acceptable, we are able to develop solid feelings of affectionate esteem and self-confidence. Besides, the CEFR basic principles highlights the fact that diversity should not hinder communication but foster mutual enrichment and understanding. This can be achieved by becoming acquainted with stories of marginalized people who have been able to solve their problems.

Research to be conducted would revolve around the uses of multicultural literature in education so that we can overcome cultural borders. Topics embedded within this paradigm would be: bullying, gender, ethnicity, religion, disabilities, ageism, and racism.

Research Area

Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Raúl Ruiz-Cecilia (raulruiz@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

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