The Department of French Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick is pleased to announce that an assistantship is currently available for a PhD in French Studies on any topic related to twentieth-century French literature and culture. Preference may be given to candidates working on the following areas of interest: French colonial history and the trials of decolonization; French intellectual history; Representations/constructions of the French Republic and national identities; Impact and legacies of World War II; 20th-century French & Francophone literature.
The successful candidate will have her/his fees (approx. €4,500 per year) paid for the normal duration of her/his programme of studies (max. 3 years) and will be awarded, for each year, a sum of €6,900 in return for undergraduate teaching to a maximum of six hours per week in semesters 1 and 2 (maximum 130 hours in total).
To be considered for this assistantship, applicants must send their complete application so that it is received by noon on Friday 24 August 2012 at the latest. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to begin either on 1st October 2012 or on 1st January 2013 (depending on the candidate’s own preference).
This award is open to Irish, other EU students and non-EU students alike, however non-EU students should note that in order to satisfy visa requirements the new stipulation from the Department of Justice & Law Reform is that from 1st April 2011 all non-EU students must have access to €3,000 on an Irish bank account and are required to have private medical insurance.
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Mairéad Ní Bhriain.
Applicants must have:
• a good MA in a relevant subject area (French Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Lettres modernes, Français Langue Etrangère, or equivalent);
• native or near-native level of competence in French;
• fluency in written and spoken English;
• two academic references.
How to Apply:
Although the PhD thesis may be written in French, a detailed research proposal written in English should be sent to:
Dr Loïc Guyon
Head of the Department of French Studies
Mary Immaculate College
University of Limerick
Research proposals written in French will not be considered.
The research proposal must include the following headings:
• Aims and objectives
• Substantive outline of the project (with proper references)
• Originality and relevance of the project (including location of the project within the current literature)
• Methodology and/or hermeneutical perspective
• Relevant bibliography
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Loïc Guyon: firstname.lastname@example.org