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Somwhere out there

I'm looking for a job. Sure, I still have to finish writing my dissertation, learn more Latin, finish teaching this course, and write a few conference papers. I'm intending to finish writing by May. But in the meantime, I'm looking. The complication is that I'm looking to move to anywhere in the EU.

I have some relevant language skills, but odds are good that I will need to study a great deal more in the way of language before I'm well-qualified for many of these positions. I can chat a bit in Italian, scrape by in conversational French, and ask for directions in German. Oh, and my Latin improves regularly, but that won't help me negotiate for lunch or an apartment. Reading is easier, but I am close to fluency in none of them. Still, my major incentive in going is to finally have a competent grasp of some language other than English.

I'd also love a chance to do some archival research. My dissertation needed to be completable within the length of my degree, and so I designed it to not require archival work. After all this time working with sources in reproduction and a large proportion of secondary sources, I would like to work with some of the originals.

What am I looking for? Funding for research or a lectureship anywhere in the EU, preferably near a city where C. would stand a chance at finding employment. This time, he doesn't need a work visa. If you have any good ideas, let me know.

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kashmera
Sep. 20th, 2003 06:57 pm (UTC)
Job thoughts.
I don't have a good idea right now, but I do have a comment to pass on from my current boss. She and her husband are about to move back to Italy - since they are actually both Italian they are quite happy about going back after so many years...

BUT. Apparently, the general way in which Italian universities are run is utterly apalling(SP?). The university that they are going to is the only one that they would even consider because it is in a province that has more control over its own finances. The rest are apparently in a very sorry state and are run very badly. I've no idea about other countries unfortunately..
owlfish
Sep. 21st, 2003 01:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Job thoughts.
Thank you for passing on those notes. It's a good point. If I am affiliated with an Italian university in the near future, it would likely be as a research formality. Much as it would be useful to be in Italy. We'll see.
retsuko
Sep. 20th, 2003 08:19 pm (UTC)
Well, I do have cousins in England, if that helps, but I don't think they're at all involved with academia... ^-^;; Good luck!
owlfish
Sep. 21st, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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