UHI is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 12 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Post-Doctoral Researcher (Language Sciences Institute)

Reference no.524
Salary range £24,943 - £26,465 pa pro rata
DurationUntil November 2023
Working hours35 hours per week
LocationThe location of this position will be at a UHI campus suitable to the research aims of the post-doctoral project
Closing Date19 August 2022

Language Sciences Institute

The Language Sciences Institute (LSI) aims to connect innovation and expertise in research and learning and will use the collective power and multi-disciplinary strengths of the UHI academic network to reconfigure current approaches to the revitalisation of minority languages. With a particular focus on the traditional Gaelic speaking communities of Scotland, the LSI will build on the work of the Soillse project.

The post-doc position is intended to examine the strategic implications of moving from a language promotion orientation in minority-language revitalisation to a community development approach rooted in coordinated regeneration initiatives in the context of the various Gaelic communities. This will build on the academic legacy of the Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community research publication and provide some intellectual grounding to finding common cause and an agreed agenda in how the different constituencies in Gaelic affairs could cooperate in mutually reinforcing strategic engagement.

Interviews will be held via videoconferencing week commencing 7 September .

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the HR Office at HR@uhi.ac.uk.