Tuesday, 17 July 2012

NZ-UK Link Foundation: Visiting Professorship Programme - 2013

NZ-UK Link Foundation: Visiting Professorship Programme - 2013

The NZ-UK Link Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now sought for the Visiting Professorship Programme 2013. The London-based educational charity is keen to promote cultural links between New Zealand and the UK with a series of talks (four lectures, one in London and three in other venues) and events through a secondment to the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) see http://www.sas.ac.uk/ in the University of London) over a three-month period in the Spring or Autumn 2013.

Required academic focus

The Foundation anticipates that its Visiting Professor (VP) will establish a high profile in the UK, especially in London. It, therefore, seeks high calibre candidates whose research interests must contribute to an understanding and appreciation of some important aspect of the contemporary relationship between the UK and NZ. It is also essential that the proposed research field and expertise of the candidates be relevant to the Foundation’s purpose and of sufficient interest and contemporary importance as to engage leading opinion formers and key decision makers in the UK. It is felt important that the chosen VP to have rhigh communication skills and be capable of attracting and engaging the Foundation’s target audiences.

The Foundation’s VPs can come from almost any academic discipline - from history to environmental science, from economics to social policy, from political science to trade, and so on.

However, for 2013 the Foundation is particularly interested in applicants whose areas of interest are in one of the following fields:

• The economic relationship e.g. trade/financial institutions (governance and regulation/investment)

• Immigration/workforce mobility including the contribution which immigrants from each country make in the other

• Issues related to civil emergency planning - dealing with natural disasters at home and abroad

• Community issues such as the role of community groups, charities, and volunteers in providing practical support and services to society.

Applicants will be senior academics working at Professorial level.

The Foundation does not expect that candidates should be limited to those with NZ nationality but candidates must have an excellent understanding of the circumstances in both the UK and NZ so as to be able to make a significant contribution to intellectual debate about an aspect of the bilateral relationship.

Please feel free to send this to your contacts and networks in time for the deadline of 31st July 2012.


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