UCL Mellon Fellow - School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

  • Phd
  • Fully Funded
  • 5 February 2017

The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is the world’s leading institution for research and teaching on Russia, the Baltics, and Central, Eastern and South-East Europe. The School’s mission is to foster cross-disciplinary approaches to area studies, using expertise in our primary geographical region to generate knowledge and understanding of the broader world.

The currently advertised post-doctoral Mellon research fellowship, focused on ‘Critical Area Studies and the Production of Knowledge’, is funded for one year and is embedded within a six-year themed research programme established at UCL in 2012, entitled New Horizons in Russia and Eastern Europe: A New Vision through Language-Based Area Studies. This one-year strand will focus specifically on the production of knowledge with respect to academic practices in Area Studies.

Mellon Fellows will be expected to teach up to 5 hours per week. It is expected that Fellows will be keen to disseminate their work widely by organising (interdisciplinary) public events related to her/his main research theme, such as: seminars, study days, exhibitions, conferences, performances. It is also expected that individual publications will come from each Fellowship.


Applicants will hold a PhD or will hold such by September 2017, in a discipline related to the Fellowship and relevant to the UCL context, and ideally will have acquired some teaching experience related to their research interests. Their research proposal should relate to the terms of the Fellowship. The applicant should also possess fluency in both spoken and written English and will be able to work full-time for UCL.


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