bho Gaelic News:
VARSITY APPEAL TO WORLD'S GAELIC ACADEMICS
Press and Journal. 19 May 2004
Aberdeen University is appealing to the Gaelic community to contact suitably
qualified family and friends who are working abroad and might consider
returning to Scotland to work in the university's Celtic Department.
The institution is currently advertising five posts in the Department of
Celtic Studies. One of these is the Chair of Celtic.
The intention is to build on existing strengths and to develop research on
minority languages, in particular, the socio-economic development of
language communities, the impact of migration, and language and identity.
The work will inform academic and public debate on language policy and
planning and, it is hoped, lead to a strengthening of ties to the Gaelic
community and to Gaelic-related development programmes in the Highlands and
The university would like to hear from academics around the world, who are
fluent Gaelic speakers, but may be working in other academic areas, such as
geography, economics, sociology and law.
Professor Bryan MacGregor, Head of the College of Arts and Social Sciences
said: "We are looking forward to working with the Gaelic community to
develop our work in Celtic Studies at the University.
"We are appealing to those who have relatives or friends living overseas,
who may be suited to these positions and who may be willing to channel their
experience into a new and exciting challenge in Scotland."