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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 Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2021 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information about the 2020 call: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV, the 2021 call is not yet open)
Brief description of the institution:
The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6.000 staff. UGR offers a total of 89 degrees, 110 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 123 departments and 27 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.
The UGR has 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. UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 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 - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (http://sl.ugr.es/0bsW). The UGR is amongst the 201-300 first universities of the world, between 2nd-5th position of Spanish universities and number 1 in the Andalusian Region in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking. Specialties at UGR that stand out are Library & Information Science (position 32) and Food Science & Technology (position 36). Moreover, the UGR is also situated amongst the first 100 universities in Mining & Mineral Engineering between (76th-100th position), in Mathematics (between 76th-100th position) and in Hospitality & Tourism Management (between 76th-100th position). The edition of the ARWU places the UGR in 201-300th 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.
Additionally, the UGR has 8 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in Computer Sciences & Engineering (position 101-150). It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 43th 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 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 118 projects with total funding around 29.115 million euros.
Brief description of the Centre/Research Group:
Research group: HUM-457: Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura (Language and Literature Teaching) https://delenguasyliteraturas.ugr.es/datos_inicio/
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.
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.
- Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Raúl Ruiz-Cecilia (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Letter of recommendation (optional)