UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Czech Lektorial Fellowship Session 2000-2001The University of Glasgow's Faculty of Arts offers one young scholar or teacher (preferably under 40) from a department of English, or a department of Czech Language or Literature (in which case the applicant must have an excellent knowledge of English) at any Czech university the opportunity to study and teach Czech in Glasgow, at one of Europe's oldest universities (founded 1451).
Glasgow University is at the forefront of modern language teaching methodology, and has some of the most advanced technology in the European Community for the teaching of the whole range of European languages.
The Lektorial Fellowship scheme, funded jointly by the University of Glasgow and the British Council, Prague, provides a unique way of extending practical understanding of the acquisition of a foreign language (in this case Czech), while studying for a British qualification in English (and Scottish) studies.
During the ten-month stay in Glasgow, the Lektorial Fellow will be required to teach up to a maximum of eight hours per week in the Czech section of the Department of Slavonic Languages and Literatures.
In return for teaching in the Czech section, the Lektorial Fellow attends lectures and tutorials in the English studies departments, and engages in research on a topic approved by the Fellow's adviser of studies and the head of the department of one of the following areas: (1) English Language , (2) English Literature, and (3) Scottish Literature. For applicants in the area of Czech studies, research topics will be supervised in the Department of Slavonic Languages and Literatures in the areas of Czech/Slavonic philology, Czech literature and Czech media studies.
Candidates who present a clear programme of research and wish to register for the postgraduate M.Phil. degree in one of the areas listed above will be preferred.
The Fellow will receive a stipend of 6,000 pounds sterling, paid out in ten instalments, starting in October 2000. The Lektorial fellow should arrive in Glasgow one week before the beginning of the academic year, which usually falls on the first Thursday of October.
Please write for an application form to this address, and ask two referees (for example your research supervisor or the head of the department in which you teach) to write directly to:
Dr Jan Čulík
marking the envelope 'Glasgow Lektorial Fellowship'. The closing date for applications is 31 January: interviews will take place towards the end of February.