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BARS Postgraduate Representative – Applications Open Now

Please see below for a call for expressions of interest in the role of postgraduate representative on the BARS Executive.

Supporting postgraduate and early career researchers has always been an important part of the remit of the British Association for Romantic Studies, and we are currently looking for a postgraduate student to come on board to represent our postgraduate members and students in the field more generally.

The postgraduate representative serves for a term of two years (renewable according to the status of their studies), during which they will attend four executive meetings and will have the opportunity to co-organise special postgraduate events at the BARS international conferences. They will also work with the current postgraduate representative, Honor Rieley, to organise the next biennial postgraduate and early career conference, which will be held in 2018.

The position offers valuable experience in conference organisation, together with excellent networking opportunities. Most importantly, it offers the chance to help shape and support the postgraduate community within Romantic studies. The post is unpaid, although travel expenses are met by the Association.

Eligibility: We are especially keen to receive applications from students who expect to have postgraduate status until the summer of 2019. The new representative will officially stand for election at the next international conference, ‘Romantic Improvement’, which takes place in York on 27–30 July 2017.

Please send expressions of interest, together with a one-page CV including a brief description of your research, to the Secretary of the Association, Helen Stark, copying in the President, Ian Haywood. The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 March 2017.

If you would like to discuss the position further, please feel free to get in touch with Honor.