03/04/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of Foreign Language and Literature Teaching

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    31/10/2018 13:30 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Granada
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    International Research Projects Office
  • DEPARTMENT
    Promotion and Advisory Unit
  • LABORATORY
    NA

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 an Athenea3i Research Fellowship in 2018 at this University. The information about the Fellowship conditions, how to apply, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Evaluation Process, etc. is available in https://athenea3i.ugr.es/. Please note that applicants must comply with the Eligibility Criteria (https://athenea3i.ugr.es/?page_id=23). 

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

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://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

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

  • Economic Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities (ECO-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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