Ireland :1 PhD Assistantship Nineteenth-century French Literature & Culture

Ireland :1 PhD Assistantship Nineteenth-century French Literature & Culture

Mary Immaculate College
The Department of French Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick is pleased to announce that 3 assistantships are currently available: two for Masters by Research in French and one for a PhD in French. Successful candidates will have their fees (€4,315 per year) paid for the normal duration of their programme of studies (max. 2 years for a MA, 3 years for a PhD) and will be awarded, for each year, a sum of €6,900 in return for undergraduate teaching to a maximum of six tutorial hours per week in semesters 1 and 2 (maximum 130 hours in total).
To be considered for these assistantships, applicants may apply at any time during the course of the academic year 2009-2010, but a first review of the applications received will take place mid-December 2009. It is expected that successful candidates will be able to register no later than three months after the date when their fully completed application forms were received. However, successful candidates applying after mid-May will not be able to register before 1st September of the same calendar year.
This award is open to Irish, other EU Students and non-EU students alike.
MA students will work whether under the supervision of Mr Darach Sanfey (18th-century topics) or Dr Loïc Guyon (19th-century topics). The PhD student will work under the supervision of Dr Loïc Guyon.
Applicants should have:
a good primary degree (normally a first or 2.1) in a relevant subject area (for the MA) or a good MA in a relevant subject area (for the PhD)*;
a high level of linguistic competence in French;
two academic references
* or equivalent
How to Apply:
A detailed research proposal should be sent to:
Dr Loïc Guyon
Head of the Department of French Studies
Mary Immaculate College
University of Limerick
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:

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