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Postdoctoral Research

Together with the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES), SELCS offers degrees that include the study of 20 languages (Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Faroese, Hungarian, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian/Croatian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian). All SELCS academic staff  were returned in the REF 2014 and SELCS currently (1 September, 2014) has one research fellow and one postdoctoral fellow.

Fellowship programmes aim to help early-career researchers strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment with a view to helping them obtain permanent lecturing posts by the end of their Fellowship. 

Mentors for applicants

Prospective applicants should contact a member of SELCS academic staff to discuss their proposed project and the possibility of applying through the School. Staff academic staff contact details and their research interests can be retrieved from the webpages listed on the SELCS People webpage. The member of staff will, if both parties agree, act as the applicant's mentor. The SELCS Research Director, Professor Mairéad Hanrahan can advise about mentoring arrangements. 

Staff research interests 

Our research, including postgraduate research provision, and teaching at all levels, has a wide geographical, thematic and chronological spread. Geographically, our  interests embrace Western Europe and regions in which languages originating in Western Europe are spoken, for example, Latin America, including the Caribbean, and Francophone North Africa. Thematically, they embrace the history, intellectual history, literature, visual culture, film, politics and many other aspects of the cultures associated with the languages that it teaches. And chronologically, they range from the Middle Ages to the present, with all periods well represented. 

SELCS and SSEES encourage interdisciplinary and cross-departmental research. The resources for research in the Bloomsbury area, in which UCL is located, are internationally renowned.

Current postdoctoral competitions

Other postdoctoral fellowships

Details will be announced on this page once the awarding body confirms its procedures for their competition later in the academic year.