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Monash ACIS Postdoctoral Fellowship

ACIS and Monash University have established a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the University’s School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, to be held at the Monash Prato Centre, for which applications are now invited. Candidates must have been awarded a PhD from an Australian or New Zealand university after 1 January 2012 in any area of Italian Studies and be either citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand. Graduates currently living in Australia under the Temporary Graduate Visa (485) will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have a strong research record at the intersection of Italian studies, migration studies, and/or participatory action research. A focus on transcultural practices, policy-oriented research, and/or community engagement will be an advantage. Full details of the position and application are available here. The now-extended closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 July 2018.

 

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CVs, careers, crunchiness …….

220px-LebenslaufCollignonFrancoisNothing specific to Italian Studies here but Steve Joy’s advice on how to present a cv will be useful to Italianists too. He also has a very helpful blog, the Early Career Blog, based on his experience as a postdoc careers adviser in the arts, humanities and social sciences. His topics cover job applications and the structure of cover letters, management of tricky interview questions, building networks and collaboration, describing a research project and so on. Summarising his general message in a single term: crunchiness (vs sogginess) in any description of self, research project, book proposal, and career-to-date is the route to success.

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