[Vacancy] Research Assistant/Associate Newcastle University

B60642R – Research Assistant/Associate

Newcastle University – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – Modern Languages


Salary: £26,829 – £28,452 per annum (without PhD)
£29,301 – £38,183 per annum (PhD Awarded)


B60642R – Job Description


We are seeking a Research Assistant/Associate who is a translation-studies specialist interested in poetry. You will work on a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

You will help prepare poetry-translation workshops involving Dutch poets, UK poets, and language advisors; video translating processes during the workshops; and interview participants. You will then analyse the workshop recordings, and help publish research findings and creative outputs (poems and translations). You will publicise the project via social media and a project website. You will also help organise and run events, publications, etc. further publicising the creative outputs.

You will have a PhD or equivalent-level experience in poetry-translation and/or translation-process research (including qualitative and quantitative methods), with interests in poetry. Excellent written English skills are a must. Communicative ability in Dutch would be a useful asset. You will also need editorial and/or project-management skills in literature promotion.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Francis Jones, francis.jones@ncl.ac.uk, tel 0191 208 7796 (+44 191 208 7796 from outside UK).

This post is Fixed Term for 18 months. You nay also be interested in the fixed term for 15 months post (B60640R).

If you have a preference for just one of the posts, please tell us in your application. Otherwise, your application will be considered for both posts.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.